Women’s dress: A look back at the first 10 years of the hijab
By Lauren HurleyPublished March 01, 2018 12:12:17A new generation of women’s fashion is taking shape in Australia, with women opting for more casual styles in their hair, makeup and dress, but the majority still prefer to wear their full-length Islamic headscarves.
A new look of the world’s most popular headscarf in a hijab.
The headscarfs worn by many Muslims in Australia have become symbols of religious freedom, but they have also become a symbol of women empowerment.
Some of the latest trendsetting headscarffs include the Australian Muslim Association’s “Dress for a Modern Life” collection, which features pieces that are designed to make you feel comfortable and stylish, or the hijab-wearing ladies’ wear line from BHLDN, which has a range of hijab-style dresses.
In its latest survey of more than 10,000 Australian women, the Association of Muslim Women of Australia found that the number of women who wear the full-body Islamic hijab has more than doubled since 2015, with almost half of women choosing to wear the hijab at work, compared to one-quarter who opted for headscarbs under the hijab.
“The growth of hijab wearing is largely driven by the emergence of a new generation, who are embracing their faith and are more comfortable in their hijab,” Dr Sohail Mahmood, head of women and gender studies at the Association, told ABC News.
The Association’s survey found that a growing number of Muslim women were opting to wear full-face hijab as a way of expressing their faith.
“This new wave of Muslim female fashion is a response to a changing climate, with the rise of social media, social media sharing and other media platforms,” Ms Mahmood said.
“It is also a response, in part, to the increasing visibility of hijab and the growing awareness of Muslim identity.”
I think it is part of an overall cultural shift, and that cultural shift is being seen by women who are Muslim.
“The hijab has also been the focus of controversy in Australia since its launch in 2011.
The head covering is worn by some Muslims as a symbol that covers their eyes, but many others say the hijab is not necessary to wear a headscarve, or a niqab, a veil that covers the face.
According to the Australian Council of Islamic Religious Affairs, the headscarftwigs are not mandatory for Muslims.
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A niqaa, or niqa veil, is not mandatory, but Muslim women should be able to choose what to wear,” it said.
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