The Problem with Plus Size Muslim Clothing

Posted on January 05 2020

The Problem with Plus Size Muslim Clothing
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.

Amina Abaya - Plus Size

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. 


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3 comments

  • Amber : January 10, 2020

    Salam Alaikum,

    Sister JazakAllahKheir for giving curvy Muslimahs a place to shop with ease and comfort. May Allah reward you, ameen ❤️

  • Latresha Cruz: January 08, 2020

    Thank you Al Sham for addressing us plus ladies who are frequently overlooked by fashion designers. Truly appreciate that you have incorporated plus designs into your brand. These Abayas are colorful, well made, and flow beautifully. Looking forward to your future options.

  • Khadijah J. : January 08, 2020

    “Plus size Muslim women are left to choose from styles that are boring, uninspiring and ill-fitting” I want to see more of the styles brought to plus size that you have for the other sizes. I want to see feminine colors and combinations. I would love to also see your company make the items more customizable. I’m 5’4” and I typically wear a 2xl to give me coverage. BUT some companies don’t make garments to fit me and my height. The companies that do provide customizable items have the same styles year over year. I can’t wait to see you all come up with new and beautiful things for us Voluptuous women.

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