When you think of modestwear, you often picture sombre designs that are minimal and subtle. But now there is a new take to the concept that gives a different picture. Modest designs are now trendy.

Prints and patterns, plus bright colours define these “new modestwear” – which can work in offering fashionable essentials for all occasions. Here’s a look at the latest collections from three Asian labels.

Pretty Cool

Welcoming the holy month of Ramadan, Pomelo presents a collection inspired by Morrocan designs with a modern take. Named “Woven In Time”, it serves up a twist to everyday modestwear. The 60-piece collection highlights the maxi trend with breezy silhouettes. An array of styles are offered, from patchwork pieces and matching separates to elegant, floor-length dresses.

Minimalist cuts aside, there is a beautiful play on striking colours. This is in addition to the mixing and matching of prints and patterns for an absolutely cool, fashionable look. The paisley print jumpsuit for example, brings a refined yet playful element to those who love prints. A tiered maxi dress with exaggerated collar detailing offers that little something extra for special occasions.

Beautiful Blooms

Mag Lifestyle has recently unveiled the “Bloom Modest” range of feminine fashion essentials. This is the label’s very first modestwear collection, as it normally focuses on contemporary ready-to-wear and occasion wear. The collection includes some 30 pieces inspired by spring blooms. It features floral embellishments and prints in colours of nudes, pinks and purples – all grounded by rich maroon hues.

Fabrics used include luxurious jacquards, brocades, tulles and embroideries, while the pieces’ details and cuts consist of ruffles, oversized sleeves and elongated silhouettes. The label says that it aims to empower young and energetic women. Its designs underscores elements of femininity, of which are geared towards those who aspire to be stylish everyday.

Colour Me Chic

For Umma, it is back to the classics for its latest modestwear. Dubbed “Malika”, they comprise easy-to-match essentials. They also offer a wide range of trendy separates. The collection highlights various designs of baju kurung, exclusively made for fans of modern minimalism to appear neat, elegant and comfortable during the day.

Despite that, the colour palette pops with vibrant and rich shades. Breaking away from just nudes, there is ample use of modern and trendy colours to provide a really fun feel. The men are not forgotten too. Umma is offering eight designs for guys as well – allowing for an easy mix and match between couples or even members of the whole family.modestwear