Top 60 Global Modest Fashion Influencers

Is this the year of modest fashion? The world is waking-up to the reality of the size of the modest fashion market and every international brand has at least considered dappling into this segment. The question still on the mind of many is, is this a trend or an evolution in fashion? What is next for modest fashion? H&M most recently made international news with their choice of a woman covered in hijab ‘headscarf’, in doing so they created a new modest fashion influencer, Mariah Idrissi. With fashion evolving faster, and global social media influencers leading this evolution, are these the women who are silently influencing global trends? Here we take a look at putting together a comprehensive list of these modest fashion influencers and ask them what drives their decisions. Is it their religious belief and a passion to show the world modesty doesn’t equate to frumpy? Or would they have been fashion influencers religion or no religion?

Haute-Elan was founded in 2012 and is an online curated shopping platform for modest fashion designers. Housing over 200 designers and shipping to over 220 countries, Haute-Elan has been featured in international media. Featuring the top 60 global modest fashion influencers, Haute-Elan provides an up to date overview of this fast growing market.

1.Dian Pelangi

one of the original heroines of the modest fashion industry with 4.4m followers on Instagram. Her debut at Haute-Elan.com began with the London Bulgari show, and was followed by a catwalk for London Fashion Week.

2. Dina Tokio

The UK’s largest modest fashion blogger, Dina Torkia has worked with a host of large companies, including H&M, and BooHoo, as well as running her own fashion companies.

3. Ascia Akf

Instagram sensation Ascia Akf began blogging in 2012 and has since amassed an Instagram following of 1.9m followers. She founded the fashion brand Desert Baby.

Styling the bump up on the blog today! Check it out (link in bio 🌐)

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4. Sondos Alqattan

Sondos Alqattan is one of the Middle East’s biggest beauty bloggers. While she is known for her makeup artistry, she believes that true beauty is that which comes from within.

مختصر الكلام .. النفس تميل لمن يدللها

A photo posted by Sondos Alqattan (@sondos_aq) on

5. Dalal AlDoub

With 1.9m Instagram followers, Dalal AlDoub is one of Kuwait’s largest bloggers. On her blog, she states that ‘Her goal is to empower women; to provide them with confidence, and to encourage them to become their own stylists and makeup artists.’

Full details! H&M jacket, Zara pants and Stella McCartney bag and shoes 🎈 تفاصيل اكثر 🎈

A photo posted by Dalal AlDoub 🕊 دلال الدوب (@dalalid) on

6. Mariam R Mohammad 

Mariam R Mohammad has amassed an Instagram following of a million. The Kuwaiti blogger regularly posts about fashion, lifestyle and beauty.

صباحك ورد و فُل و لوز ❤️ . #mrmr__4 #mrmr_4 . لبسي الأنيق من @kashkhah_ 💙

A photo posted by Mariam R Mohammad (@mrmr__4) on

7. Ibtihaj Muhammad

Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is primarily known for being the first Muslim American woman to wear a hijab while competing in the Olympics. She is sure to have inspired millions of women that modesty need not stand in the way of pursuing a career in sport.

8. Sagal Ibrahim Shire

Sagal Ibrahim Shire is a Somalian blogger who resides in London; she describes her style as ‘cultural chic’ and loves a monochromatic ensemble.

• favourite kind of throwback 🇨🇦 •

A photo posted by Sagal (@sagaleeyaa) on

9. Leena Asad

Texas based Leena Asad began blogging in 2014, following requests from her Instagram followers. She believes that the journey towards dressing more modestly, is one that begins with the mind.

10.Amena Khan

Having co-founded three businesses, run a blog and a YouTube channel, Amena Khan is one entrepreneurial lady. The mother-of-two regularly puts together outfits that are classy and cool.

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A photo posted by Amena (@amenaofficial) on

11. Saufeeya Goodson

Regularly bringing forth outfits that are modest yet modern, Saufeeya Goodson is most inspired by her mother and grandmother.

sky high-ish 🏃 Photo Credit @novemberus #feeeeya #nike #nikelab

A photo posted by Saufeeya Goodson صفية جودسن (@feeeeya) on

12. Alexandra Golokova

Russian beauty Alexandra Golokova shows us how to layer chicly. We love that she continually changes up her style, demonstrating her versatility.

13. Futaim AlFalasi

Renown for hosting the Taim Show, an online radio program, Futaim AlFalasi has since gained an online following of millions. She regularly creates online content, including vlogs and celebrity interviews.

فـي غـيابـك تـعتـقـد وش عـاد يـبقى؟ . .

A photo posted by Taim Al Falasi (@taimalfalasi) on

14. Adi Heyman

On finding it difficult to find clothes that were stylish yet modest, Adi Heyman created the Jewish lifestyle website Fabologie, in order to help women like herself.

Must. Stop. For. Sukkah 💃🎪✌🏻️ #Sukkot&theCity

A photo posted by ADI | founder of fabologie (@fabologist) on

15. Nabila 

Multi-talented beauty Nabila creates video content, is a stylist, and also designs clothes. She began blogging in 2011 when there were very few proponents for modest fashion, and has since become one of the biggest bloggers in the industry.

16. Bibi Alabdulmohsen

Dubbed ‘the region’s funniest social media influencer’ by Vogue Arabia, Bibi Alabdulmohsen is primarily known for creating witty Snapchat videos that respond to questions sent by her viewers. With over a million Instagram followers, she has also become a fashion influencer.

17. Summer Albarcha

Having begun blogging in 2012 with her site, ‘Hipster Hijabis’, Summer Albarcha has since been acknowledged by worldwide media, including Marie Claire and Look Magazine.

3 Looks // NEW on SA.com 💫 #linkinbio

A photo posted by S U M M E R • A L B A R C H A (@summeralbarcha) on

18. Dana Al Tuwarish

Dana Al Tuwarish is one of the largest fashion influencers to have come from Kuwait. Regularly displaying her luxurious wardrobe on Instagram, she has amassed a worldwide following of over a million.

Basics • الأسود و الأبيض شيء أساسي . . ☁️

A photo posted by Dana Al Tuwarish (@daneeda_t) on

19. Annie Swift

Editor for the website The Style Menu, Annie Swift puts together ensembles that are eclectic yet classy.

20. Ruba Zai

Netherlands-based Ruba Zai began her YouTube channel in order to find her sense of style on adopting the hijab; she has since become a fashion inspiration to millions.

Working day and night on my new blog! Coming soon🤗 #mydubai

A photo posted by RUBA ZAI (@hijabhills) on

21. Dini Anggraeni

Someone who loves to inject a little colour into her wardrobe, Dini Anggraeni D has a style that is pretty and effeminate.

Wearing super gorjes tunic from @mydiandra & super comfy pleats pants from @pleats.please . Perfect match! 😍 thank you luvss

A photo posted by Dini Anggraeni D. (@dinidjoemiko) on

22. Aisha Baker

South African beauty, Aisha Baker,  is effortlessly cool. From slouchy pants to glamorous dresses, she can pull off anything.

23. Elif Dogan

With a style that’s often minimal, Elif Dogan juxtaposes clashing pieces in a way that just works. She makes trends her own by seamlessly incorporating them into her look.

24. Sabina Hannan

Sabina Hannan is primarily known for her YouTube channel on which she creates bold makeup looks. Her style is often classically modest, incorporating abayas and maxi skirts, with a pop of colour.

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A photo posted by S A B I N A H A N N A N (@sabinahannan) on

25. Jaserah 

Pakistani fashion and lifestyle blogger, Jaserah A.embodies class; she regularly mixes up her sartorial colour palette, wearing everything from muted pastels to bold block colours.

26. Manal

Despite having been born and brought up in Canada, Ethiopian beauty Manal regularly integrates pieces that are inspired by her culture, into her wardrobe. Her ensembles are bold, beautiful and daring. “To me, modest fashion is expressing your style and putting your best face forward while keeping it classy.”

#repost from my dear friend @iamshooter Hijab from @voilechic 🎀 Discount code: Chinutay10

A photo posted by Manal (@chinutay) on

27. Rani Hatta

With a wardrobe that is monochrome at its finest, Rani Hatta has an Instagram page that is sure to appeal to the minimalist.

Some random pose 😏 outfit @hattaco_official by @ranihattaofficial

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28. Jenahara Nasution

Creative director for fashion company Jenahara&Jenahara, Jenahara Nasution regularly mixes clean lines with slouchy fits, to create an ensemble that is eclectic without being overtly fussy.

29. Hanan Tehaili

Canadian fashion and beauty blogger, Hanan Tehaili, founded the company ‘Hijabs by Hanan’ in order to help women look and feel beautiful in their hijab. “Modest fashion is a way of expressing your style parallel to your way of life. It is beautiful because of the varying styles and beliefs that are intertwined to create this phenomenon.”

30. Elizabeth Roy

US-based Elizabeth Roy runs a blog which aims to ‘encourage women to live faithfully and boldly for Christ and dress modestly yet stylishly’. She regularly opts for effeminate ensembles.

31. Mimi Hecht & Mushky Notik

Sisters-in-law Mimi Hecht and Mushky Notik run an online store that sells modest minimalist clothing. They are renown for creating the skirt legging, a long, skin tight skirt that been a little controversial over the years.

Earlier today. Before school pickup and racing around and coming home to feed them a simple (in the carb kind of way) dinner and stick them in front of the screen (no not at the same time! Who do you think we are! 🙄🙈) so we could update our website and send an email which was delayed because photos took forever to load and we used two photographers and everything had to be just right because we've got frock coloooooors you've asked and prayed for and a new epic top (both wearing the #mimuslouchtop here!) and a new frock basic and let's just say it feels like a day of epic proportions but I still had time to Insta-story what's UUUUUP so patting myself on the back, and Mushky hopefully is too but more likely she's criticizing herself and I'll have to tell her tomorrow how screen time doesn't actually fry our kids brains and the important thing in life is that they stay alive, and so does this business 😂 #mimusquaredress #mimugoodslip

A photo posted by Mimi and Mushky 👯 (@mimumaxi) on

32. Maria Alia

Browsing Maria Alia’s Instagram is sure to give you some serious wardrobe envy. Featured in the October 2016 issue of Marie Claire US, she makes layering look like an art form, creating looks are pieced together beautifully. “I don’t see fashion as just the material pieces of clothes, it’s how it’s worn, how it feels, how it lays, how textures and patterns meet, and ultimately how it makes you feel.”

Hanging out of a truck vibes

A photo posted by M A R I A (@mariaalia) on

33. Amirah Aulaqi

Owner of Amirah Couture, Amirah Aulaqi, loves to experiment with colour, often opting for block colours and patterned dresses.

Found the pink wall 🙋 #beverlyhills #westhollywood #losangeles #LA #hijabfashion #austereattire #amirahcouture 📷: @shashmiii

A photo posted by Amirah Couture Inc. OFFICIAL. (@amirahcouture) on

34. Fatima Lily A.

UK-based fashion and lifestyle blogger Fatima Lily A. regularly flits between traditional and more modern interpretations of modest fashion. She adds a classy touch to everything she wears.

• Casual • tap for deets

A photo posted by Fátima Lily A. (@arabolish) on

35. Zhenya Goldner

Zhenya Goldner regularly puts together ensembles that reflect her penchant for colour. She exudes cool-girl chic.

Frockin' lovin' it #poncho @thefrocknyc

A photo posted by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ZHENYA GOLDNER (@zhenyagoldner) on

36. Zizi

Regularly adopting monochromatic pieces, Zizi’s style is well put together and classically cool.

37. Sahar Foad

Engineering graduate Sahar Foad has both beauty and brains. Her style is bold and fun, incorporating trendy pieces without letting them define her look.

I'm the birthday girl! 👑🙋🏻 wearing an art piece from @chenilleboutique designs ✨✨

A photo posted by Sahar Foad 🌸 سحر فؤاد (@saharfoad) on

38. Hulya Aslan

Hulya Aslan is the Fashion Editor for Turkish magazine Ala, a publication that is aimed at the modest woman, who chooses to dress sophisticatedly; Hulya embodies this notion.

39. Eslimah

Qatar-based Eslimah is a revert who quickly gained an online following after posting her first YouTube video. She loves the way in which modest fashion unites women all over the world.

40. Saima Khan

Regularly posting her looks to Instagram, Saima Khan frequently opts for flowy maxi skirts and pretty abayas. “Modest fashion is a way you carry yourself from the inner and outer persona. It is a movement that allows you to express who you are and what you stand for. It is a form of expression based on the individual’s religious and cultural values.”

Obsessed with my trench coats from @abacionline ❤ Black cotton hijab from @voilechic

A photo posted by S A I M A K H A N (@saimascorner) on

41. Taslim Rajabali

UK-based Taslim Rajabali usually opts for clean lines, creating an ensemble that is beautiful in its simplicity.

Throwback to the summer💕 I need to go on holiday again🙄 Hijab from @inayahc

A photo posted by TASLIM.R (@taslim_r) on

42. Aaliyah Jasmine Mohammed

Primarily known for creating beautiful makeup looks, UK-based Aaliyah Jasmine Mohammed gives us serious fashion and makeup goals.

Two piece skirt and top from @rimcollection and scarf by @habibadasilva 🔥

A photo posted by Aaliyah (@aaliyah.jm) on

43. Noor Tagouri

Journalist, Noor Tagouri was recently in the public eye for doing an interview with Playboy magazine, addressing the way in which muslims are often misrepresented by the media. She aims to become the first hijabi to become a mainstream news presenter on US TV.

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A photo posted by Noor Tagouri (@ntagouri) on

44. Hazal Pelin Aydin

Showing that modest dressing is in no way boring,Hazal Pelin Aydin is bold and fun in her sartorial decisions.

Kaftanın yeri her zaman başkadır😊❤️ @i_caz1 sonbahar kış osmanlı koleksiyonundan⚜⚜⚜

A photo posted by HAZAL PELİN AYDIN (@hzlaydnn) on

45. Omaya Zein

US-based fashion and beauty blogger Omaya Zein regularly creates online content showcasing her varied and effeminate style; she currently has over 300k followers on Instagram, which is sure to keep increasing.

Having a great time in #klmodestfashionweek2016 ❤️

A photo posted by O M A Y A | Z E I N (@omayazein) on

46. Basma Kahle

UK-based Basma Kahle is a fashion and beauty blogger with her own collection of hijabs. Her style varies from cool and trendy, to classically pretty.

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A photo posted by B A S M A . K (@basma_k) on

47. Saris HH

While retaining a sense of mystery by hiding her face, Saris HH places all emphasis on her outfits. She dares to wear a variety of trends and styles and looks good in everything.

48. Ebru Sever

With an affinity for traditionally modest garments such as abayas and long-line blouses, Ebru Sever makes a statement with bold colours and prints.

49. Rabia Sena Sever

Trendy and effortlessly cool, Rabia Sena Sever shows us how modest dressing need not compromise your sense of style

50. Melanie Elturk

While on most days, she keeps it simple with a pair of slim jeans and a jumper, we particularly love Melanie Elturk’s beautifully  maxi skirts.

Back in NYC 🕶 #OnTheMove #EverydayWeHustlin

A photo posted by Melanie of Haute Hijab (@hautehijab) on

51. Zaynah 

Zaynah often layers floaty pieces, creating an ensemble that reflects her urban, classy-cool style. “Modesty for me is the epitome of elegance, style and beauty.”

🍂🍁🍃🌿 #tapfordeets

A photo posted by ZAYNAH🎓 (@desiraindrops) on

52. Saraah Dimani

Juxtaposing casual pieces with tailored items, Sarah Dimani puts together ensembles that are effortlessly cool. “Modest fashion is a way of inner modest, kind and peaceful behavior expressed by yourself through your clothing.”

Tap fo deetz!

A photo posted by Sarah Dimani (@saraahdii) on

53. Mariam Ayari Moufid

With her disregard for fashion rules, Mariam Ayari Moufid continually experiments with various shapes and colours – and we love it.

Glasses from @shevoke, tap for deets 🤓🤓

A photo posted by Mariam Ayari Moufid (@mariammoufid) on

54. Zeynep Kardeniz

Not afraid to go for a boldly printed jacket or a bright pair of trousers, we love Zeynep Kardeniz’s style.  

Çiçek böcek🌺 bu neşeli montumu @makass_atolye den temin edebilirsiniz❣️🛍

A photo posted by ZeynepKARADENİZ (@zeynepkradeniz) on

55. Hind Al Madani

Hind Al Madani often opts for classically modest pieces, bringing some colour into her wardrobe with embroidered abayas and pastel hijabs. “Being on social media has allowed me to express my style and share my taste in modest fashion. There is nothing that I love more than to inspire other women to look and feel their best. To be modest and in tune with fashion could be challenging, but with today’s options and opportunities I believe the sky is the limit”

Just because my path is different, doesn't mean I am lost #whathindwore

A photo posted by 🌸 هند ع. المدني 🌸 (@hindalmadani) on

56. Sharon Langert 

In order to create a space in which to explore the seemingly contradictory notion of dressing both traditionally modest and yet trendy, Sharon Langert created the site Fashionista. It has since received hundreds of thousands of views.

57. Hassanah El-Yacoubi

With a taste in fashion that is bold and fun, Hassanah El-Yacoubi ordinarily wears flowing maxi dresses and embroidered abayas.

58. Nour Kiss Soliman

Proving that sometimes simplicity works best, Nour Kiss Soliman frequently puts together ensembles with a pared down colour scheme that are classically pretty.

@souqina_app 🚨🚨🚨 follow me! 'nourka92' . . . #womenpreneurwednesday #womenpower #work #hijabihustle

A photo posted by Nour Kaiss Soliman (@nourka92) on

59. Ashley Amber

If there’s anyone who makes fashion look like fun, it’s Ashley Amber. Having created outfits inspired by everything from flowers to Disney Princesses, she makes us want to inject a little colour into our wardrobe.

60. Sobia Masood

Continually taking inspiration from popular culture, trends and previous fashion movements Sobia Masood uses fashion as a means of expression. “Modest fashion has enabled me to connect with my faith by serving as a vehicle for self discovery and spiritual cultivation. Modest fashion has also allowed me to confidently create and claim my Muslim identity, something I think most of us struggle with in the complex society that surrounds us.”

🖖🏾

A photo posted by Sobi Masood (@sobi1canobi) on

This article was written by Fatima Kasu of Haute-Elan.

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