i’m currently working on a story with a female muslim character and quickly realized that there is a very distinct lack of variety as far as modest clothing goes. i myself am not muslim but would really like to have some true diversity in my story, but it’s really difficult when i can only really construct a few stylish outfits for my character (and even then it took a lot of digging and experimenting). i have done quite a bit of research and spent (probably too much) time on pinterest perusing muslim style bloggers, hijabi fashion, and islamic clothing customs. there are many stylish women out there that adhere to religious practices and absolutely rock it! i’d really love to be able to reflect that in my story.
we would really benefit from more long/flowy skirts, overcoats, and loose/oversized shirts and sweaters!
here are a few really amazing examples i’ve found!