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  • Writer's pictureJulie Diana

Modest Eveningwear Edit: Navy Burnout Velvet




For enchanting modest formalwear, look no further than burnout fabric in a deep jewel tone. This rayon-nylon rectangular scarf from Macy's has a satin-like mercerized print on a sheer chiffon background. The rich shade of sapphire is divine.


At 72"x21" inches, it is an ideal size for a headscarf. I love it for dinner parties and holiday fetes. In the photos above and video below, I've tied the scarf over a black cotton layering cap for fullness and opacity.



I've styled the scarf with navy a midnight navy burnout velvet jacket I sewed using this pattern. The navy dress underneath is from Boden, and you can find a similar one here (it got mixed reviews, but seemed to work well for some women).



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Black undercap: Amazon

Cocktail ring: Swarovski


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