Malaysian-Australian actress Natasha Hudson has hit back at those who tried to police her recent sexy-slash-modest look, telling people online that she was covered from head to toe, including her shoulders.
The Chermin actress was wearing a white Rizman Ruzaini gown with a pale blue headscarf to a beauty event Tuesday, which was a look that raised eyebrows mainly because of the nude-colored shoulders that made it look like her skin was exposed. Showing skin while donning the hijab is not exactly the conforming modest fashion style in Malaysia, which is why it was not a surprise to see Natasha drawing criticism from those who thought that she had tried to pull off a “sexy Muslimah.”
She didn’t even pick the dress, according to Natasha yesterday, adding that it was chosen by organizers of the Crystal C White product launch. The floor-length dress even had a slit that revealed her calves.
“My shoulder was not exposed,” Natasha defended herself in front of reporters yesterday. “There’s an inner layer under the dress, which is beige in colour.”
“People can say whatever they want. I don’t care,” she added.
Fashion designer Rizman Ruzaini said he did not expect Natasha to wear the bridal dress he created three years ago since it was not meant for hijabi women. The dress was sold at a 90% discount.
“As the designer, I am surprised that it was worn by a woman who dons the headscarf,” he said. “The dress is designed for free-hair (non-hijabi) women.”
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