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Pretty Little Thing Praised After Featuring First Hijabi Model On Site

Pretty Little Thing Praised After Featuring First Hijabi Model On Site

Pretty Little Thing has been heaped with praise for featuring a Hijabi model on site.

From ASOS featuring disabled models to Missguided including mannequins with vitiligo, stretch marks and freckles in recent years we've seen many fashion sites and physical stores putting in essential work in order to be more inclusive.

Now, Pretty Little Thing has featured model Billy Marsal in its Modest Clothing Edit (which you can find here) - a new section of the UK site, which has launched following a successful debut in the Middle East.

Taking to Twitter, Billy shared some screenshots of herself on site, and wrote: "Soooo... that's me. THE FIRST HIJABI ON PLT!!! Still so wild to me".

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And since posting, her tweet has been 'liked' over 466,000 times, and retweeted over 55,000.

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"I don't know you but holy moly I'm so proud. Seeing some hijabi representation in mainstream media is a huge step for us. May Allah continue to bless you with all good things in this world, sister," someone wrote underneath Billy's post.

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While another penned: "This is exceptionally beautiful".

Billie is part of the Modest Edit (Credit:Pretty Little Thing)
Billie is part of the Modest Edit (Credit:Pretty Little Thing)

A third concurred: "Being a Muslim woman in a space that they arent seen in is so enriching and motivating for me to see because it's such a fight !! You'll get hate from both sides but the support means so much more. Congratulations !!"

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As a fourth chipped in: "Yesssss I got on there earlier and saw this !!!! I don't even wear a hijab but to see representation for the ones who do made me sooooooo happy !!".

Billy can be seen modelling several outfits on site (Credit: Pretty Little Thing)
Billy can be seen modelling several outfits on site (Credit: Pretty Little Thing)
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Speaking on what inspired the Modest Clothing Edit, PLT told Tyla: "Following our successful launch into the Middle East we are delighted to be launching our 'Modest clothing' collection on site.

"Our ethos of 'EveryBODYinPLT is extremely important to us, so it's been amazing seeing such positive customer feedback and working with models who represent all of our customer base."

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Here's to hoping PLT and all other brands continue to work on their diversity. We love to see it.

Featured Image Credit: Pretty Little Thing

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Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]