Name: Ruhila Jalil
Nationality: British Bengali
Profession: Hair and Makeup artist & Beauty Blogger
What does modest fashion mean to you?:
Modest fashion for me first and foremost means that I can portray myself as a “modest “ Muslim without having to expose skin.
And can feel both amazing and elegant by wearing the right attire. Style and modesty should go hand in hand.
Over the years my fashion sense has changed dramatically, but for the better. I feel right now at my most confident & empowered whilst exposing less skin.
One of the main reasons why my dress sense has changed is so that I can set an example for my son. I am a single parent so displaying to my son that women can be single, beautiful & independent whilst still being fashionable is important.
I think it’s true that women get disrespected for the way they dress whether it be verbally or physically but if we can eliminate that by such a simple thing as wearing the right clothes, why not?
I’m merely trying to eliminate the difficulties and frustrations that we as Muslims and non-Muslim who wish to dress modestly can face on a normal day out shopping.