15 Modest and Chic Saree Styles for Muslim Women

Looking for modest saree designs for Muslim women? Different ideas of how to wear saree modestly? This post is all about the latest saree fashion trends for Muslim women. There are some brilliant ideas for all the ladies out there.

Saree is worn mostly in South Asian countries. It is a garment which is  five to nine yards long. Usually, ladies wearing saree are seen in a small blouse and a saree over it while flaunting the belly. For Muslims, it becomes obligatory to cover and wear a dress which looks modest. There are several saree styles such as the Gujarati style, Bengali style, Kashta style, Oriya style etc. Muslim women can wear saree in any style but all you need to know is how to cover it. Don’t forget to explore our  hijab fashion category for more ideas.

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How Should Muslim Women Wear Saree ?

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  • It can be worn with a full sleeved blouse and high neck without exposing skin. There are plenty of styles and colors available in the market with many color and material options. Fabric could be any depending on what kind of material you are comfortable in such as Charmeuse, Crepe, Satin etc. There are varieties of  designs and prints available in the markets and at shops.
  • Muslim women are often concerned if they wear a saree and look good at the same time. There are many possible ways to cover the body and look elegant in a saree. You can wear a hijab with a saree and maintain the style you want to carry. The style you would like to opt for is a personal decision. The more elegantly you dress the more modest you can look. Tuck the saree in a right way and you will look absolutely perfect in it.
  • Wearing a saree with the hijab is the most modest way you can dress up. It will surely look beautiful. But if you plan to go without a hijab then that’s alright. Hijab is basically an additional statement for those who cover their head as well. You can get many designs and colors in hijab and it can be worn at several occasions. Below are many of the designs, and ways of how you can tuck and drape a saree modestly.

Saree Styles for Muslim Women

↓ 15 – Blue Embroidered Saree

As much as an amazing and subtle color blue is, it looks even more amazing in a saree. You can always go with the plain blue colored saree but depending upon the occasion you can also add embroidery on the corners of the saree as well. For example, the best combo you can go for is a silver-colored embroidery on the blue saree, especially focus on the borders of the saree for embroidery to make the embroidery pop on the dark blue saree. It’s pretty obvious that you need to go for a plain colored hijab instead of a printed one as a plain one will help highlight your saree and the work done on it. The silver will highlight the blue so make sure to go with silver accessories and jewelry instead of blue.

This saree and the color are ideal for a wedding ceremony, if you’re going to a wedding soon then do check out Latest Bridesmaid Saree Designs-20 New Styles to try in 2019

 

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↓ 14 – Fancy Lace Saree

Silver embroidery looks amazing on blue saree. You can totally wear in with the combination of different other color options, for example, you can go for red colored piping on the blue corners of your saree. You can also go for a head accessory to make your saree look even more pretty on you. For the hijab, if your theme is blue and red then try finding a hijab in red color but the red should not be extra bright. Try not go for the subtle tone of red color to keep it decent because it is very easy to overdo on red color. You can check out more hijab styles here: Top 20 Hijab Style Trends for Muslim Women These Days

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↓ 13 – Turquoise Lace Work Saree for Party

Instead of going for embroidered borders of saree you can also go for thick lace saree borders as well. They look super beautiful and elegant. For the colors, it is best to keep them in lighter tones for example turquoise. If you are going for the hijab, go for any contrasting colored hijab to make your hijab a little more prominent than your saree and the lace. The more sparkle you can add to your saree, the better. Sparkle never hurts. For some traditional saree styles, you might find great inspiration in these 23 Latest South Indian Wedding Sarees To Try This Year.

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↓ 12 – Gorgeous Sky Blue Saree with Pink Blouse

Pashmina hijabs look amazing with any saree so do check out Pashmina Hijab Styles-18 Ways to Wear Hijab With Pashmina.

This is something you can achieve easily. It’s simple and there’s beauty in its simplicity. Plus it appears that the blue drape of the saree was matched with a pink t-shirt and that is ingenious. The perfect blend of modern and traditional that would make the venture of wearing a saree easier and much more bearable for a beginner. The color-blocking is also pretty eye-catching. However, this saree is best suited for small and informal occasions as, while definitely pretty, it doesn’t have the elegance to be pulled off on bigger, much formal occasions.

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↓ 11 – Indian Style

A right hairstyle is as important as the right saree so do check out these Hairstyles for Saree -20 Cute Hairstyles to Wear with Saree

This saree is modest fashion at its finest. The material is silky and gorgeous and the three colors incorporated are beautiful in an understated way. There is only one color in the mix that can be called ‘loud’ but mixed with the others it looks pretty muted and yet gorgeous. You can pair a hijab with this saree in any of the three colors.

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↓ 10 – Embroidered Formal Sari

You can’t go wrong with blue, that’s for certain. This stunning blue and cream saree is a heavy affair. The detailed neck, borders and the patches of embroidery peppered all over the drape make it undeniably fancy and stylish. This just proves that going for modest fashion doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice style and elegance. You won’t need jewelry with this saree, that’s for certain.

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↓ 9 – Red Wedding Saree

Saree lover? Love sarees so much you want to get married in one? Worried that it won’t look dulhan-appropriate? Here’s your answer and inspiration. This red and silver work saree is so vibrant and full of bridal vibes, it’s perfect for formal occasions, even your own wedding if you incorporate your own style and color choices but keep it heavy and fancy like this one. The lace on this one is exquisite. Not only does it lend the saree that extra finesse bridal outfits are supposed to have, it also gives the saree a healthy dose of bling which is definitely what every bride deserves to have on her big day.

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↓ 8 – Classy Black Saree

Black and grey and all monotone shades bring a certain classiness to the fore and especially when there is no bling involved. This saree has a perfectly long and modest drape, you can extend the sleeves further if you wish and pair it up with a black or grey hijab. The blouse and the petticoat area are grey with subtle embroidery at the hem and neck region, leaving the drape all black which really brings out the sophistication the color is sure to bring.

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↓ 7 – Ethereal Gold Saree

This is the second modest saree option you can go for if you want to wear a saree on your wedding day. The beauty of this piece stems mainly from the silk fabric. Its rippling and smooth texture lends it elegance and makes it look stunning even without much decoration as you can see. It’s not as heavily embroidered as the red one but the color is undoubtedly seductive and fit for a bride. Of course, you can completely turn things around with your choice of jewelry. We recommend a golden silk hijab with this one. Any other color will simply mar the perfectness of the ensemble.

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↓ 6 – Shades of Gold and Green

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↓ 5 – Hot Red Saree

Proof that the color red can be worn on all occasions and not just on weddings. While this saree is undeniably formal, it’s also simplistic in a way. Because all the radiance and beauty it derives from the cloth itself and no additional embellishments. The red and green combination is a popular one and we can see why. We also love how the drape covers both shoulders. It’s absolutely perfect as a modest saree, and a really fashionable one at that. Bonus: You can use the extra drape cloth to cover your head!

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↓ 4 – Creamy Chic Saree

This is a modern saree style. The self-printed cream fabric and the embroidered blue blouse and edges, they are something different from the usual traditional saree designs out there. The sleeves are too short, you can remedy that on your own. The drape’s bottom has these super chic plant designs which again, isn’t something you usually see in sarees. But, trend setters don’t care for what is ‘usually’ done or not. If the saree has a long enough drape reach, you can cover your other shoulder, or, as in the case of the saree style mentioned above, you can cover your head with it if you so wish.

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↓ 3 – Traditionally Stunning Saree

This gorgeous piece has both traditional flare and and a classically modern look to it. The gold leaf pattern throughout the saree is mesmerizing, the colors within the pattern visible from afar and eye-catching. The saree has a wide matte-gold rim which is relatively simple due to the rest of the saree being so full. The blouse is black with gold edges as well. The drape is perfectly long and will cover your other shoulder easily should you wish it. This look is highly recommended for formal and fancy occasions. The look is understated and yet super chic.

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↓ 2 – Quirky Digital Print Saree

Digital printing is something that has garnered much attention and popularity through the last couple of years. Every type of surface is being printed digitally and fabric is no exception. Lawn, linen, silk, cotton, it works on every kind of cloth but on silk it as a certain, greater appeal. The rippling texture of the fabric gives life to the imagery and makes it look ten times more beautiful than it would have looked on any other kind of fabric.

This particular saree is for the quirky-hearted, the trend-setters, those women looking for modest fashion to whose nature different things appeal, things that no one thinks to do. Not only are the color combinations and patterns of this saree incredibly funky and brilliantly designed, no part of the saree is similar to the other. The blouse, the drape, the petticoat, the edges, all are completely different things and yet perfectly harmonized and coordinated. The digitally printed part doesn’t take much of the saree, but that is where the beauty of this piece lies. Go for it!

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↓ 1 – Flaming Orange Saree

Third and final wedding saree inspiration coming through! We’ve discussed two other saree designs you can opt for, or something similar, if you want to break the mold and go for a saree on your wedding day. The first was a brilliant red with heavy embroidery that had bling and sparkle, the second was a gold one that was all about the texture of the fabric itself with minimal embellishments, now this third and final one, the fiery and flaming orange saree can be described as the middle ground.

It is both heavily embellished and yet not, it’s both minimalist and yet, definitely not. Take a look. First off, the color. Brides always shine the brightest and usually that’s achieved through brilliant shades and colors, at least in the case of Asian brides. Second, the saree fabric is full, and we mean full, of such intensely beautiful patterns, you literally don’t need any other fabrications and embellishments like needlework or embroidery. Third, it has a full and flowing drape. Fourth, the pleats! Such gloriously made pleats! This orange and gold saree is the perfect inspiration for your modest wedding look and we do highly recommend it.

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Tutorial for Draping Saree Perfectly:

This video is for all the newbies out there who don’t know how to drape a saree perfectly with maximum coverage. This six minute long video will cover all of your basics.

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