Everything changes during Ramadan. Your internal body clock, your sleep cycle, your social calendar, and most tangibly – at least on the outside – your wardrobe. But the changes are good because every minute alteration to your daily schedule serves as a reminder of the season and offers an opportunity for reflection. As we’re now well into the second half of the holy month (and our list of iftar and suhoor invitations has grown as long as Dubai’s infamous valet lines), we’ve found ourselves scrambling to put together new looks for these occasions.
When scrolling through Instagram for outfit inspiration starts to feel really repetitive, there is a rather unlikely suspect that can help: a crop of effortlessly stylish celebrities who just happen to be modest-style icons – albeit completely by accident. From Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in their longline garb to Anne Hathaway’s peachy pantsuits, these stars serve modest looks in spades. We looked to both their wardrobes and Net-a-Porter’s exclusive Ramadan edit to help you shop outfits that are perfect for this season – and beyond.
Becoming a royal profoundly transformed Meghan Markle’s sense of personal style – read: she’s infinitely more refined than her Hollywood days – but pregnancy took her look even further into modest territory. Fond of capes, dramatic lengths, and hints of embellishment, the duchess seized her moment in the spotlight with some truly inspiring maternity looks. But you don’t have to be pregnant to cop her style – an elegant cape dress accented with chic accessories is the perfect combination for Ramadan.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Longline, drapey, full-coverage silhouettes are Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s bread and butter. These twin style icons have turned their preference for slouchy, elongated shapes into a fashion empire with their brand, The Row. On the red carpet, they’re often found wearing their own designs, but you can cop the look with practically anything oversized.
Anne Hathaway’s style has gotten so good lately, and she owes it all to the pantsuit. One part power broker, one part on-screen siren, she wears her suits colorful, perfectly tailored, and paired with contemporary accessories. Also, can we just say how much we love a power suit in any non-neutral shade?
Ramadan isn’t all fancy iftars and suhoors because, sometimes, you need a look that is stylish, modest, and appropriate for daytime. Priyanka Chopra finds the perfect transitional look by pairing a dress in a sturdy fabric with glamorous gold accessories.
If we could strip any celebrity’s closet down to the hangers (and maybe even the hangers, too, because they’re probably fabulous) and abscond with them into the night, it would be Victoria Beckham. Not only has she become a bona fide veteran of the fashion industry, but she has also done so by creating collections based entirely on her own aesthetic. She looks stunning every time she steps out, especially now that she has embraced a slightly more casual – but still supremely polished – look comprised of handsome separates and feminine accessories.