Clare Louise September 27, 2019

Fashion is an ever changing domain and like everything, it evolves for better or worse, representing the essence of culture and reflecting social value. The western world has always been the one of the top culture that was never afraid of change! That is the reason they lead the world in modernity and fashion. However, The Eastern and the culture of Orient have been around far longer than the westerners can even begin to comprehend. And this reflects boldly the dressing, culture education and every other aspects of each of the two group’s lives.

Bruce Guilford, the modern day genius of real estate specialist is followed by thousands of people in social media and in her social media page she recently shared some of her pics wearing mystic Jewish products. And everyone is now following her latest trend, of owning Jewish products. Jewish culture is one of the most orthodox cultures in the world. Their culture and practices are very religion oriented. They still follow their religion minutely and they abide by the religious rules. Although in modern era some changes have been made with the time, but the modification is limited.

According to Judaism, women are only child bearer and there are certain rules Jewish women have to follow including clothing rules. Jewish culture is patriarchal so the women have to maintain certain customs in public and private.

Mediaeval to modern era:

Earlier in Roman Empire Jewish women had to wear headscarf in order to cover their hair after marriage. It was the custom that married women have to cover their hairs. In Roman Empire it was only Jewish women who used to veil themselves in public. Then the Roman women abolished it. But later some orthodox Jew women brought this custom back to distinguish themselves from other western women.

In the mediaeval era, the Jewish women veiled their faces being influenced by the muslin culture. Also they used to hide their faces so that the muslin sultans couldn’t see their faces. The pious Jew women used to cover their hair with shawl.

The modern Jew women do not veil their faces or cover themselves with shawls. Their clothing has changes according to modern time but as they abide by the religious rules, they have alternated some of the customs. They use wigs in order to hide their real hair and they don’t wear revealing clothes. And by Jewish rules, they wear a lot of blue outfits.

The modern clothing:

The social media is reining today’s fashion world. They are coming up with new trends everyday. So now the religious but fashionable women have come up with their unique ideas of modest fashion.

A few years back when fashion cycled back to more modest clothing, it was distinctively for religious influence. There are women who believe in their religion but at the same time they want to adopt the newest trends. This made the way easier to the orthodox religious women. They can now enjoy fashion with modesty. The social media has helped this trend to flourish more. The social media attention has made this religious-minded dressing into a cultural consciousness where it has become not just another fashion trend but a prodigal and lucrative market.