This spring, modesty is in, which makes shopping for Hebrew Israelite clothing a whole lot easier for Orthodox Jewish women.
For Orthodox Jewish women, modesty is a vital part of life, and in order to remain modest, there are four central rules that are followed when it comes to fashion:
- The neckline should never extend out toward the collarbone
- Sleeves should be long enough to conceal the elbows
- Skirts should be long enough to cover the knees
- Pants are a big no-no
To add to this list of essential fashion rules, Orthodox Jewish women who are married have to cover their head with a hat, a scarf or a wig.
In order to abide by these fashion rules, Orthodox Jewish women often shop in specialty stores that specifically cater to these guidelines; however, modesty has really become a major trend in the fashion world, which makes it a lot easier to find conservative Hebrew Israelite clothing. It used to be that dressing in a conservative manner that met the rules of Hebrew law meant sacrificing fashion. However, that’s no longer the case. Some of the most popular fashion retailers, including H&M and Zara, are carrying extensive selections of conservative clothing, so Orthodox Jewish women are able to stay modest while being totally fashion forward.
Popular Conservative Fashion Trends
So, what types of clothing trends are conservative, yet also stylish and popular? Here’s a look at some of the amazing options that Hebrew women can find available in some of the top fashion retailers.
Covering the knees is a must in Orthodox fashion, and the maxi skirt has become one of the most fashion forward looks (some of the biggest stars on the red carpet have been seen wearing them!), which gives Hebrew women some amazing options to choose from.
Mandarin collars are so in vogue right now, and they are a perfect option for Israeli women. These colors extend out toward the collarbone, keeping everything concealed; however, curved or squared shape in the center of the collar gives is a totally fashion-forward look.
Layering has also become a big trend in the fashion world, and it is definitely appropriate for conservative women. Layering a short-sleeved shirt over a long-sleeved shirt is not only fashionable, but it also allows the elbows to be covered, which is a must for Orthodox women.