This maxi full-coverage dress from Annah Hariri, a UAE based Muslim designer, is one of those garments I feel unabashed to gush about. Not only is the dress beautiful, modest, and comfortable, but the women behind the brand – both the designer and her associates here in the States – are such sweet, humble women. The latter have just rounded twenty, and I’m mighty impressed with them taking the initiative to bring this stylish Muslim brand to the States.
In any case, I encountered these lovely ladies (minus the designer herself, sadly) at the Fashion Fighting Famine event in Irvine, California at the very end of last month, and they gave me the dress to try on. Fortunately, the weather back in Michigan had improved slightly at the point of my return, and so it didn’t take many days before I took it for a walk.
The dress itself has a really flattering shape that looks good on almost anybody while still maintaining a good amount of coverage, whereas the material is a really light, airy denim with some stretch to it. Because of this, it is great to wear both on its own and layered with other pieces; for my purpose – to make it a little more weather appropriate as well as to roughen up the overall look – I paired it a utility vest over the soft floral print.
The pictures speak for themselves, really. The dress is simply gorgeous. Check out the Annah Hariri Facebook page and site to get your hands on this and other beautiful pieces.