The Problem with Plus Size Muslim Clothing
Posted on 05 January 2020
Like most plus size women, Muslim women with ample curves get frustrated with not being able to find clothing that fits. Plus size Muslim women want to dress modestly but they also want to feel feminine and pretty too. It’s a huge challenge for them to find plus size abayas and modest clothing that actually fit. While Modest Fashion brands are making huge strides in bringing modest clothing to the Muslim market, most have completely neglected the plus size Muslim woman and are only making clothing for the smaller size ranges.
Plus size Muslim women are left to choose from styles that are boring, uninspiring and ill-fitting. Let’s face it, clothes make women feel good about themselves, and plus size Muslim women are no different. Mainstream fashion has done a lot to encourage body shaming and lack of diversity by failing to address the needs of plus size women, much less plus size Muslim women.
Modest Fashion brands, we have to do better! We need to acknowledge that not every Muslim woman is a size 6 and yes, plus size Muslim women want pretty colors, styles, and choices. Let’s help our sisters by creating clothing that addresses their needs.
At Al Shams Abayas, we are working hard to create styles that our plus size Muslim sisters can appreciate. We admit we have a long way to go, but we are striving to be more inclusive in our offerings to ensure our plus size sisters can feel as feminine and beautiful as ever.
Stay tuned for more gorgeous plus size styles for 2020 and beyond.