So I thought it was about time I did a post about hijabi fashion, since that was one of the things I originally wanted to touch on for this blog. I realize that some of my readers may not be interested in this– so this one’s for my hijabi sisters (and anyone else who’s curious)!
As I have been trying to dress more and more modestly over the last several years, I have often been frustrated at the lack of modest clothing options in mainstream fashion. Clothes shopping used to be a lot of fun for me, but at times now it seems more like a chore– and I rarely find clothes that I both like and that are modest.
I recently went shopping at a local outlet mall and was excited to find a lot of modest choices– at least, more modesty than usual. I actually had a selection this time! And a fashionable selection. (And it wasn’t in the old ladies department!)
It seems that spring fashions are bringing out a lot of cute tunics/ dresses. In some cases, I’m pretty sure they’re meant to be worn as dresses, but I can easily wear them as tunics. Most need a long sleeve shirt or faux sleeves underneath, but otherwise, with some loose pants and a scarf, I’d be ready to go!
I was going to show pics of the actual items I got, but could only find one since the outlets don’t generally sell online. But here is one and another similar one I found:
This was at Old Navy, and was the actual shirt I bought. I didn’t even try it on– it’s so cute and fits loosely, and falls to about the knees. It will look perfect with a pair of white pants I have; then with a white long-sleeve shirt underneath, and a white scarf, voila!
There were tons of cute dresses there. See it online at Old Navy.
This next one I didn’t actually get, but looks very similar to a Calvin Klein dress I found at Burlington Coat Factory. This particular dress is from Gap. I actually found most of my new clothes from Gap, which had a great selection of these tunic/ dresses. See the dresses Gap has online. Quick note– I always go to the outlets and never spend full price on the brands I like such as Gap; just way too expensive!
I hope I’ll continue to find modest wear in the future. I plan to stock up now, since as it gets closer to summer, the ‘modest’ selection gets very small!