{Short on Hijab & Fashion}

Check out this mini-documentary about Hijab and fashion.

{Linen Blend Duster}

Silhouettes is a great shop for plus-sized women. They offer a lot of modest clothes that would be great for Spring and Summer. The linen-rayon blend on this duster provides the perfect weight and drape for warm weather. It's not sheer so it's very modest and it comes in some nice basic colors.

Linen-Blend Duster, XL-3X

{Modest Clothing in Spring and Summer}

As every Muslim woman who has shopped for modest clothing in the mall knows, it is a challenge to find modest clothes any time of the year. But, in the Spring/Summer season, it is even more difficult to find modest clothes. This time of year clothes are shorter, tighter, and skimpier and they just do not work for modest Muslimahs.

For the most part, your options are layering many pieces to create a modest outfit (which can be hot), or looking frumpy. Here are some tips that could make it easier to find modest clothes this time of year.

Look for long-sleeved dresses. Even if the dress is not long enough, it can become modest when worn with pants and jeans.

Look for woven fabrics. Knit fabrics like jersey and such tend to cling to the body. Woven clothes will not lay on your body and therefore are a more modest choice.

Most abayas and jilbabs are modest in style but uncomfortable because of the polyester fabric. When buying abayas or jilbabs, think: "the looser the dress, the better". A looser fit will provide even more modesty to your look and it will give your body more room to breathe in warmer weather.

{INC Rose-Printed Jacket}

This spring jacket by INC is pretty with blue-black roses. @ Macy's website.

{Reader Q and A}

Q: "How can I find modest jeans?" A.H., NJ

A: To find modest jeans, look for a straight, full leg that does not cling (no skinny jeans or leggings). Boot-cut and wide-leg styles are best.

Single-colored washes are good because they don't highlight any area of the leg as fading does. Dark denim can be dressed up or down, while light colors provide a fun casual look.

Here are two to try:

{Pretty in Pink}

Here is another cute trench-style jacket. It is available in 3 colors, but the pink is limited so click fast!

$27.99 @
Search-word: "Sateen Trench"

{Trapeze Jackets}

A-line trapeze shapes have been big this past year in fashion; as seen here in Moschino's Fall 2006 RTW Collection.

The trend continues into Spring with lighter fabrics, but, you can wear it now with this apt. 9® Trapeze Jacket for $34.99.

To make it modest, layer it over a long tunic or a simple abaya.

Search: "Trapeze" @ Kohl's

{apt. 9 Solid Jacket}

Pair this jacket with a long dress or skirt for a classy, modest look.

$19.99 @ Kohl's

{Gorgeous Hijab}

This shayla is just gorgeous. It is done in the "Mona" style which means that the shayla is attached at the neck of the underscarf. You just slip it on and wrap it around your head. Lovely!


{Belted Tunic}

Search: "Apt. 9 Belted Tunic" @Kohls.com

{Jackets & Leopard Pumps}

Lately I have been obsessed with leopard prints! I finally got a pair of leopard print shoes and I absolutely adore them!

I also bought this jacket and it looks even better up close! The style, color, and fabric are awesome. I bought it in Oyster (shown below) and Ebony.


This American Rag Short-Sleeved Shirt Dress would look great under a jacket or over a long-sleeved shirt. Size-up for a looser fit.

$13.99 @ Macy's

{Mossimo® Trench}

This Mossimo Trench is just under $40 at Amazon. It comes in 5 colors and I really like the brownish-pink tone on this one.

Mossimo® Black: Long Twill Trench Coat - Lumbrook Mauve