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To think that we don't need a London Modest Fashion week??

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Cherrysoup Sat 18-Feb-17 09:42:53

Given that we're not living in the Victorian era?

MaisyPops Sat 18-Feb-17 09:55:07

I don't see the issue.
If it's totally ok for women to wander around in skimpy clothing then good for them.
If women want to dress modestly then that's also their right.
Modest doesnt mean covering everything (though it can). A church friend once said to me its about dressing attractively but without trying to attract.

Freedom for women to choose how to dress goes both ways.

SloanyAnne Sat 18-Feb-17 09:59:03

I'd want to know the definition of modest in this context before commenting.

JoanofNark17 Sat 18-Feb-17 10:00:36

If people want it, why not? There are a lot of women who wear what they call "modest" dress, its inclusive of many cultures and showcases a different kind of fashion. It's only new to London, its by no means new to the world.

What is your problem with it? No, we don't need modest fashion week, but then we don't need regular fashion week either, do we?

JoanofNark17 Sat 18-Feb-17 10:02:28

Also OP, I think you might have looked at what it actually is before you started this thread, because I don't think you actually know.

Akire Sat 18-Feb-17 10:02:47

I agree I dress modestly so nothing over the knee or low cut and nothing that shows my shoulders or top of arms (t-shirt fine but not vest top) it seems some religious groups feel they have monopoly on what is modest i.e. Only showing your face and hands and anything else is not modest.

MrsJayy Sat 18-Feb-17 10:03:29

Why do we need any fashion week? Women who dress modestly like clothes so why not

MaisyPops Sat 18-Feb-17 10:05:32

Akire Not sure its certain religious groups who think they have the monopoly. I imagine its that mentioning modest dress makes a lot of people think about traditional islamic dress. And as a result people make judgemenys about modesty that are grounded more in their (oftrn inaccurate) assumptions about a religion rather than actually taking time to appreciate yhat lots of people regardless of religion may want more modest dress.

foodtime Sat 18-Feb-17 10:05:56

Why does it bother you OP?

Prawnofthepatriarchy Sat 18-Feb-17 10:08:06

It's a tie in to the London Muslim Lifestyle Show. Given how much money London Fashion generates I'm not surprised they're hoping for a second bite of the cherry.

quarkinstockcubes Sat 18-Feb-17 10:08:42

* it seems some religious groups feel they have monopoly on what is modest i.e. Only showing your face and hands and anything else is not modest.*

I haven't heard of this London Modest thing but am interested in the groups that believe they have the "monopoly" on modesty? I assume by the face/hands reference you are talking about muslims? The word modesty actually I find is most used by baptist christians, such as Duggars who describe their dress sense as Modern Modesty.

MrsJayy Sat 18-Feb-17 10:10:52

Some sections of judaisim dress modestly too

Crumbs1 Sat 18-Feb-17 10:17:21

I would think I dress with a degree of modesty. If fashion is providing for women that want sleeves in dresses, work skirts that don't show you knickers and evening wear that actually covers your boobs then all well and good. I can't abide the mutton look but most high street chains only sell synthetic, transparent truly hideous stuff at the moment.

AuntiePenguin Sat 18-Feb-17 10:19:57

The fact that you may not want it doesn't mean that nobody wants it.

I dress modestly - not for any religious reason, but it's my preference. I'd be interested to see more fashionable choice.

Chippednailvarnishing Sat 18-Feb-17 10:22:52

I'd much rather have a "dress anyway you want to fashion week".

Just looked at the schedule and there's no men's events...

Revenant Sat 18-Feb-17 10:25:40

I have problems with the concept of dressing "modestly" no matter what the religious thought behind it. Firstly it is only ever applied to women of course ( you rarely if ever hear of men dressing "modestly") and secondly it implies that others are "immodest".

LassWiTheDelicateAir Sat 18-Feb-17 10:27:44

I loathe the word "modest" in relation to clothing.

Being "modest" can be an admirable quality

unassuming in the estimation of one's abilities or achievements.
"he was a very modest man, refusing to take any credit for the enterprise"
synonyms:self-effacing, self-deprecating, humble, unpretentious, unassuming, unpresuming, unostentatious, low-key.

In the sense being used in this thread it's vile, loaded and judgemental.

I prefer to wear dresses which are just above knee length to about mid calf as I now have fat legs and that length suits me better. I don't wear "modest" dresses.

birdybirdywoofwoof Sat 18-Feb-17 10:29:00

I don't like it.

exLtEveDallas Sat 18-Feb-17 10:29:37

Mayim Bialik (Blossom/Amy Farrah Fowler) often talks about Modest Fashion and where she shops/how she dresses. I think there probably is a need for it, not just for Muslim women. Each to their own.

shins Sat 18-Feb-17 10:33:03

I hate that shit so much, irrespective of what religion or culture it's associated with. Ironically, the places I've been where women dress "modestly" are the worst places for creepy gropey men, so it's not as if it works angry

KC225 Sat 18-Feb-17 10:34:28

I agree with the above two posters chipped and revamped. It smacks of chipping away at women's choices. Modest and what's the rest judged 'immodesty'.

Where are the men's events? 'A wear what you want' would have been much more appealing and less judge.

CaoNiMa Sat 18-Feb-17 10:37:17

Of course there'll never be men's events. In aesthetic society a woman's purpose is only to be decorative.

PencilsInSpace Sat 18-Feb-17 10:39:51

I don't like the word 'modest' applied to clothes, but a whole fashion show full of clothes that have proper sleeves and are not transparent sounds quite appealing.

AuntiePenguin Sat 18-Feb-17 10:44:13

For those who don't like the word modest, is there a term you'd prefer?

Genuine question, it obviously bothers people but I have no idea what term to use instead to describe the clothes I wear.

LassWiTheDelicateAir Sat 18-Feb-17 10:45:23

I agree I dress modestly so nothing over the knee or low cut and nothing that shows my shoulders or top of arms (t-shirt fine but not vest top) it seems some religious groups feel they have monopoly on what is modest i.e. Only showing your face and hands and anything else is not modest

I find this post extremely troubling. I can't begin to get in to the headspace of posters who think in terms of "modest" dress or a need for "modest dress"

I dress modestly - not for any religious reason, but it's my preference. I'd be interested to see more fashionable choice

Sorry, but what is that comment supposed to mean?

Do you wear knee length dresses with sleeves? Or long sleeved shirts and blouses? And if so they are "modest"? And none of these exist as fashionable or stylish items?

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