This list is made by Rabia Z for expatriates living in the Gulf, but could be useful to Muslimas that don’t normally cover;
- Do wear a cotton jersey shrug or denim jacket over your sleeveless tops and dresses
- Do pair your dresses with jeans, pants or even capris (it is a trendy and popular look)
- Do wear tops and dresses with sleeves (the sleeves could be long or short).
- Do wear loose and comfortable clothing, which is advisable for the still warm weather anyway.
- Do invest in a pair of loose linen trousers.
- Do wear your low waist jeans and trousers with tunics and tops that cover the hips.
- Do experiment with layering tops, T-shirts and skirts with pants or jeans
- Do opt for longer shirts to wear with your jeans
- Do wear leggings under short dresses and skirts
- Do invest in a basic, flattering silhouette abaya. It is an elegant and handy over garment to be used over any ensemble.
- If you are a Muslim, do dress modestly and try to cover your hair this month with a scarf, wrap, shayla, hijab, hat or bandana.
- Do not wear tank tops
- Do not wear shorts, short dresses or short skirts in public places
- Do not wear sleeveless garments
- Do not wear tops with a plunging neckline
- Do not wear body hugging clothes
- Do not wear see-through clothing
There is more to it. Read the full article here.
For those sisters that do cover, does anything change about the way you dress in the holy month of Ramadan? For those who wear makeup, do you wear less, or the same amount? I am horrible when it comes to makeup, I love it, and I always wear it. However, in Ramadan I try to slow down on it, wearing nothing on the lips for sure (even though I normally wear a light lipgloss, cuz I’m likely to eat it), and no eyeshadow… But I am and always will be a huge kohl-addict.
So do you change your ways (even just a little) for Ramadan?