Modest Fashion: Not Just For Religious Practice Anymore
Modest fashion used to be something associated with certain religions. Not anymore.
Big name brands like DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry have all begun to incorporate modest looks into their lines. And we’re not just talking about hijabs and headscarves. We’re talking about clothing with a longer lengths, a looser fit, long sleeves, lots of layering, basically looks that cover more skin and are fashionable at the same time.
Today, modesty is a booming business, expected to bring in $368 billion by 2021. So what’s behind this surge?
The Show spoke with Dimitri Koumbis, a professor in Rutgers’ Business of Fashion program for some insight.