Eid-Ul-Adha 2013 – Modest Western Eid Outfit

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Eid is coming up (October 14th or 15th) and of course it being the Qurbani Eid, this one in particular is the big one. Eid is the only time of the year where I branch out and wear a rather expensive Eastern outfit such as a churidar dress or just a general Indian outfit. However, there are two Eid’s in a year and one Eid I like to highlight my Eastern culture and the other Eid I like to wear a more Western dress to highlight that side of my background, yet still very modest.

Here is what I would wear if I want to add a more Western/British feel to my outfit yet still looking quite cultured and modest at the same time so I do not offend the family, even though everything I wear in general is always modest and conservative!

Maxi Dress – I would just simply wear an elegant long dress from neck to toe. The one above is a beautiful light blue/mint green maxi dress perfect for special occasions such as Eid. Now, because this dress is sleeveless which I would never wear on its own,  I would definitely add my own sleeve to it. I usually wear a shrug under all my sleeveless dresses to make it modest. With this dress above, I would pair it with a light blue shrug.

Shawl – Because it is Eid, I like to colour match the whole outfit. I would wear the same colour shawl over this dress to make it more elegant. With this extra piece of accessory the outfit does not stray away from the general Indian look because every Indian dress comes with a little scarf, so this outfit still adds that element to it.

Heeled Sandals – I am not the one for heels but Eid is an exception. I would pair the dress with a nice strappy heeled sandals of the same colour.

Clutch Bag – A nice sparkly clutch bag looks amazing with this outfit.

Bracelet – In Eid, people usually wear full jingly bangles on both hands which does tend to annoy me. The noise does anyway! However, with this outfit, I would keep it simple and just add one elegant bracelet matching the dress. Personally, I would keep jewellery to a minimum because as you know, I hardly ever wear jewellery but if you like wearing necklaces, rings – the lot, then go for it!

Floral Crown – As I always say, if you wear a floral crown, there is no need to wear any other accessory because floral crowns are a big statement. I would team this outfit with a nice cute floral crown which I love. I think floral crowns just make an outfit that extra bit stunning.

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