Sink Or Swim Baby: How To Style Modest Swimwear This Summer

BY Harper's BAZAAR Arabia / Jun 26 2019 / 21:54 PM

Progressive mindset. Inclusive attitude. Female empowerment. Ground-breaking fashion. Harper’s BAZAAR Arabia would like to introduce you to their pioneering debut swimwear shoot

Sink Or Swim Baby: How To Style Modest Swimwear This Summer
Swimsuit, Dhs6,000; Hat, Dhs2,250, both Chanel. Top, stylist’s own

We believe strength in your belief should be celebrated in the most raucous way possible. It’s your body and your choice, and your unwavering right to the best in fashion. We want to shatter stereotypes of industry standard swimwear and present to you pool side fashion that is comprehensively inclusive and divinely stylish. Break through the society-pushed ideology of string like two pieces and you will find a heavenly world of richly embellished kaftans, layer ready Chanel wetsuits and awe inspiring turbans.

Top, Dhs1,365, Off-White at Bloomingdale’s-Dubai. Hat, Dhs1,890, Eugenia Kim at Cocobum. Swimsuit, Dhs1,300, Zimmermann at Ounass

BAZAAR's glass ceiling smashing model and long standing girl crush Feriel Moulaï is as painfully proud as we are to be evolving the boundaries of fashion industry norms. The joy inducing beauty who last year walked at Paris Fashion Week for Koché was an embodiment of the empowered woman Harper’s BAZAAR Arabia strives to represent, and was as rewarded by the shoot as us; “This is an incredibly proud moment for me to be shooting this concept and breaking boundaries not only in the Middle East but globally”.

Hat, Dhs2,065, Eliurpi at Matches Fashion. Swimsuit, Dhs560, Beach Riot at Cocobum. Dress, Dhs20,850, Saint Laurent. Pants, Dhs3,150, Alice + Olivia at Bloomingdale’s-Dubai

The Middle East is anything but stagnant so we don’t believe your choice for swimwear should be either. Fashion is about self expression, experimentation and confidence and we vehemently believe no-one should sacrifice that based on their beliefs. With clever layering and modest cuts the opportunity to represent your true style on the beach has never been more inclusively accessible and here at BAZAAR we are delighted to share that with you.

From the July/August 2019 issue of Harper's BAZAAR Arabia - coming soon 

Photography: Paul Farrell
Stylist: Tabitha Jane Glaysher
Model: Feriel Moulaï
Make-up: Manuel Losada
Art Direction: Jolie Wernette-Horn
Editorial Producer: Laura Prior
Digital Direction: Elizabeth Kelly
Fashion assistant: Tala Mohamad
Photography Assistant: Kishanth Srikanth

With special thanks to the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach