Pleats Please. This Ramadan It’s All About This Trending Silhouette – The Soorat
Pleats Please. This Ramadan It’s All About This Trending Silhouette

Pleats Please. This Ramadan It’s All About This Trending Silhouette

Celebrate this Ramadan with this trending style. Our Ramadan edit features some of the strongest pieces showing the right amount of pleats, fringes and feathery elements to turn your simple Kaftan into a strong statement. Explore some of our favorite pieces, and discover some show stopping clothing from globally recognized and regional brands. 


There is an entire culture folded into the month of Ramadan, including iftars with friends, exquisite Ramadan outfits and accessories. While initially people would just go to the closest Abaya stores, the luxury retail brands realized they were missing out on an entire niche, who would pay to have Ramadan catered edits! 


With the holy month just around the corner, finding the perfect blend between modest and tasteful can be difficult. Here at The Soorat we have decided to shortlist a few noteworthy brands to look out for this Ramadan, to make it easier for you, because when you look your best, you feel your best.  

SANA SAFINAZ @sanasafinazofficial

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Sophisticated, elegant and provocative, you cannot  be South Asian and not know who this powerful designer duo are.  From traditional and well priced ready to wear to more flamboyant pieces, such as this magnificently beautiful deep blue chiffon ensemble, they have it all. Sana Safinaz cast the kind of magical spell on evening looks that few others can.  Combined with elaborately made flower patterns and wedded with crystal stones this stunning pleated organza piece will leave an indelible impression.

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SCARLET SAGE @shopscarletsage

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Scarlet Sage offers a contemporary twist on the traditional Ramadan Kaftan. Born of a dearth of statement pieces in India, Scarlet Sage endeavors to design collections of clothing and jewelry that are unique, uber stylish and strongly unconventional. Explore a universe of fashion where colors know no bounds, art forms that have rarely been seen before and a grade of quality that is still quite unparalleled.

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The brand presents a combination of silhouettes with many more modest options. From long and flowy pleated skirts to loose multi coloured pantsuits, there is something for every Ramadan fashionista in this collection. Complete with a color block ombré print and 3D pleating, the Mona Dress is a lesson in effortless, cool and a modest must-have.


SEMSEM @semsem

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Semsem is a clothing brand offering an array of choices; often these iconic styles are featured in various fashion magazines. Our current favorite piece is the Emerald Green crystal-embellished kaftan dress! This shift style, fully pleated maxi is elegantly cut, with ruffles around the edges, to give it that pop. The simple round neck contrasts with the royal emerald, giving it an understated, yet bold look!

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As the Founder and Creative Director, Abeer Al Otaiba draws inspiration from her technical background, as well as the Eastern and Western cultures that shaped her upbringing.Emerging from a male-dominated industry, Abeer has challenged societal norms and served as a role model for women across the Arab World. She credits her time as a structural engineer, with giving her the foundation and motivation to achieve her childhood dream of becoming a fashion designer.


MAHEEN KARIM @maheenkarimofficial

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The Pakistani designer Maheen Karim’s clothes range from casual to formal and anywhere in between. From bedazzled kaftans to cutting edge tunics, the options are never ending. After a successful exhibition at the Boulevard One trunk show in Dubai this designer wants to make her way, all the way to the top. Originally focusing on Western evening wear, Karim now reconstructs traditional styles to include modern elements.  Her unique, bold designs are often contested, however many of her pieces are well balanced, and perfect for Ramadan wear.

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VIKRAM PHADNIS @vikramphadnis

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For the first time ever, Vikram Phadnis, the famous Indian designer brought his collection to the UAE, at the PosH-RacK & Atelier Spring Edit Exhibition. This Indo Western collection had a fabulous array of modest designs, consisting of simple styles and neutral tones. The elegant patterns with minimal work resulted in stunning Ramadan must haves! You can throw one of these outfits on and stroll into a lavish Iftar, with your held high, and minimal effort.

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TASUVURE BY SONAL SARAF @tasuvure

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This New Delhi based designer has a lot to offer us, during the month of Ramadan. Her stylish, fresh pieces are easy to wear, loose fitting and absolutely gorgeous. Saraf plays around with fringes and frills, creating new and exciting designs. Her newly launched Spring 22 collection is a vibrant mix of bright, warm colors, splashed all over her designs! Her other designs include various tunics and kaftans in bold, elegant cuts, and sufficient coverage. Tasuvure offers a mix of contemporary fusion wear and western ensembles, spend this Ramadan feeling grateful and looking great doing it.

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While you reflect during this Holy month, we hope you still go out looking your best, and feeling even better. Ramadan only lasts a month, so make sure you dress accordingly for all 30 days, you won’t get a chance again until next year! Drink plenty of water & be cool, comfortable and stylish, in these elegant designs.

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