Modest Jewish Women Looking for Affordable Clothes

Modest Jewish Women
back in April, many stores in Italy dressed their mannequin with modest dress. Photo, Sara Jamshidi

It can be a difficult and time-consuming task for women interested in modest wear to find an affordable and fashionable clothes. The problem is shared among orthodox jews and Muslim women.

In this story, you read:

  • If there’s one thing modest-minded Jewish women can be grateful for from Muslim women, it would be the mainstreaming of modest fashion.
  • There is more and more modest-minded independent designers create their own fashion lines. But these options are expensive and unattainable.
  • A popular Facebook page with more than 10K members post recommendation for a $20 Amazon dress, for instance.

The story was originally published on Forward.com

What does Ramadan have to do with Judaism, you may ask?

Not much, except that it’s the time of year where mass retailers promote and distribute modest-friendly lines. In the past, Dolce and Gabbana came out with a line of hijabs, Nike had a hijabi-friendly activewear line, and Uniqlo partnered with Muslim fashion designer Hana Tajima to create a modest collection. This year, H&M released its first modest clothing range, LTD collection, which has, according to the press release, “modern and elegant Spring/Summer pieces.” The first part of the collection dropped May 3 online and in select stores (the second part will come partway through the Holy Month of Ramadan, on May 24).

If there’s one thing modest-minded Jewish women can be grateful for from Muslim women, it would be the mainstreaming of modest fashion. Muslims, whose adherents number in the billions, are, as a group, modest-minded and hijabi-wearing, are increasingly vocal about it too. Social media has given visibility to Muslim activists who are proudly modest, and who define themselves by their modesty.

“Now, more than ever before, modesty is something people crave,” says Rebecca Brown, the Modern Orthodox blogger behind The Modest Runway, a blog dedicated to finding affordable modest fashion.

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