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The Stylish & Modest Mom

Fashion, LifestyleSahena Contractor Kagdi1 Comment

Finally! Nursing & wudhu friendly dresses & tops!

Who says you can't look great and be a mom all at the same time? Being a nursing mom is especially challenging when you prefer to dress modestly. Long sleeves, high necks and long dresses aren't exactly nursing friendly. Raise your hand if your have struggled with this. It's not easy, not to mention trying to perform wudhu with fitted sleeves. It should be so much simpler but we struggle as we always have. Until now!

Finally, some companies are becoming aware of these issues and have designed modest dresses and tunics with zippers in the front for easy nursing and on the sleeves making performing wudhu a breeze. No more shall we be forced to wear clothing we don't love in exchange for feeding our babies and preparing for salat with ease. Hijabi Mama's collection of nursing & wudhu friendly maxi dresses and tunics has come to the rescue. 

Instagram blogger, and mama of 3, Zaheera Mohammad (@zahee22 on instagram) shares with us her favourite pieces from Hijabimama's collection all available at The Date Palm.

Look #1: Mom on the Go

Effortless and comfortably stylish. This  mauve long tunic  ($45) falls just above the knee and looks & feels great with a comfy pair of leggings. A light and breathable viscose hijab in ivory ($15) with pearl trim is a wardrobe staple that can make the simplest ensemble look elegant. Zaheera has selected a pair of nude pumps to finish her look but a cozy pair of flats look great or knee high boots in the fall. Tunic & hijab by Hijabi Mama available at The Date Palm

Effortless and comfortably stylish. This mauve long tunic ($45) falls just above the knee and looks & feels great with a comfy pair of leggings. A light and breathable viscose hijab in ivory ($15) with pearl trim is a wardrobe staple that can make the simplest ensemble look elegant. Zaheera has selected a pair of nude pumps to finish her look but a cozy pair of flats look great or knee high boots in the fall. Tunic & hijab by Hijabi Mama available at The Date Palm

 The zipper is part of the look. A polished gold metallic zipper on both the sleeves and chest are functional and stylish. 

 The zipper is part of the look. A polished gold metallic zipper on both the sleeves and chest are functional and stylish. 

Tunic is available in a variety of colours for the fall.  Click here to shop.

Tunic is available in a variety of colours for the fall. Click here to shop.

Look #2: The Elegant Mama

Zaheera pairs a soft pink chiffon hijab ($17) with a plum lace & chiffon dress ($70) from Hijabimama and nude pumps for a formal look in gorgeous fall hues.

Zaheera pairs a soft pink chiffon hijab ($17) with a plum lace & chiffon dress ($70) from Hijabimama and nude pumps for a formal look in gorgeous fall hues.

This gorgeous dress is available in a variety of colours. Visit us in store to see them all.

This gorgeous dress is available in a variety of colours. Visit us in store to see them all.

A discreet zipper is functional without taking away from the style of the dress.

A discreet zipper is functional without taking away from the style of the dress.

Hidden sleeve zippers go up to the elbow makes wudhu simple.

Hidden sleeve zippers go up to the elbow makes wudhu simple.

The details on this new collection are amazing. Nursing friendly with the zipper in the middle of the dress and wudhu friendly with zippers on the sleeves, I love this!
— Zaheera Mohammad, blogger & modest mom of 3

Even if you are not a nursing mom, these styles are gorgeous for any modest woman. Many colours in each style are available in store. We hope to see you soon, inshaAllah.

All photos are copyright of Zaheera Mohammad and can not be used without permission.

Behind The Name - The Date Palm

About the ShopThe Date PalmComment

"Why The Date Palm?" we get asked often... well here is the story.

As muslim women, we wanted something that is central to the lives of all muslims and had a bit more meaning hidden underneath. We were reminded of the beautiful hadith in Bukhari & Muslim. 

hadith

The hadith that is the inspiration for our shop's name; THE DATE PALM.

"...is like a muslim..." How can a tree be "like a muslim"? Then we thought. In the times and the region of the Prophet Muhammed (peace and blessings be upon him) this tree was quite literally an oasis. It represented so much more than just a tree. It is the giver of the sweet and nutritious date fruit and had strong roots in the deep sand. It is resilient in the harshest conditions of the hot, dry desert and it gives shade to travellers weary from the scorching sun. It is the foundation of the society of where it stands, it gives shelter, food and materials. The date palm is a very special tree, it is like no others and never dies or withers, as the hadith states.

As muslims, during trying times in the present day world, we must be resilient, we must remember our roots, we must continue to give sustenance to those who need it, we must give comfort and shade to those who are weary. The virtues of being a muslim were taught to us by our Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) and we must stay true to them just as the date palm stays true to itself.  We pray that our little shop will be a shade for muslims in our community, inshaAllah. 

Salams from the founding partners of The Date Palm, Inc,

Aneesa, Sahena & Lindsay