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The Glamorous True Maldivian Fashion

BRIDE Maldives is the most active body in the fashion and modeling industry in the country. They have been organizing BRIDE - a wedding fair and fashion show - for more than 10 years now.

This year, I had the privilege of joining their team! To promote the mega BRIDE show this April 2019, a mini-show was held on 24 Feb 2019 at Newport Bridgeview in Male' City.



The mini-show was named Traditional Runway since the collections we wore that night are, well, traditional. There were 2 sets, the Dhiguhedhun and the Libaas.

DHIGUHEDHUN

Dhiguhedhun is among the modern-traditional wear for the ladies-- modern-traditional because it was launched only in 1940s by the first President of Maldives, no less.

It is a form-hugging floor length dress with full sleeves and a puritan collar that extends to the shoulder blades. Ladies either wear a hijab or a veil with the Dhiguhedhun. The overall look is then accentuated by a statement brooch of your choice.

The garb is usually worn during political …

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