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To be surprised that M&S has a section on their website for Modest Clothing?

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Scabbersley Wed 29-Nov-17 09:07:04

here

What's that all about then? Why does it warrant its own category?

UterusUterusGhali Wed 29-Nov-17 09:07:59

Because "modest clothing" is a thing and people want it?

Scabbersley Wed 29-Nov-17 09:08:02

Definition of modest: (of a woman) dressing or behaving so as to avoid impropriety or indecency, especially to avoid attracting sexual attention.

Is this a religious thing?

Eltonjohnssyrup Wed 29-Nov-17 09:09:01

I wish they wouldn't call it 'modest'. It implies women not swathed from head to toe are immodest.

SnugglySnerd Wed 29-Nov-17 09:09:03

Because the rest of M&S clothing is so sexy and revealing I assume grin

Scabbersley Wed 29-Nov-17 09:09:05

Are other clothes "immodest" then?

TheNoseyProject Wed 29-Nov-17 09:09:21

I think it’s religious. Mayim bialik on her blog writes about it and she’s orthodox Jewish (Amy in Big Bang)

Scabbersley Wed 29-Nov-17 09:09:33

"I wish they wouldn't call it 'modest'. It implies women not swathed from head to toe are immodest." exactly

TheNoseyProject Wed 29-Nov-17 09:09:58

About modest dressing. She doesn’t write aboutm&s!

60sname Wed 29-Nov-17 09:10:17

It's a fashion trend at the moment: high neck, long sleeves plus long skirt/trousers

UterusUterusGhali Wed 29-Nov-17 09:10:24

It's just what it's called. hmm

www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/fashion/2016/may/29/london-show-reflects-global-boom-in-islamic-fashion

EduCated Wed 29-Nov-17 09:11:01

'Modest' clothing is a thing for people from some religions (e.g. Mormons) - presumably they want to come up on Google when people search for modest clothing. Is it just a curated page of things from elsewhere on their website?

Scabbersley Wed 29-Nov-17 09:11:25

Well I don't like the name. It implies anything other than this is "immodest"

I thought we spent a lot of time telling girls they could wear what they want?

UterusUterusGhali Wed 29-Nov-17 09:11:48

Interesting article ink{https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/fashion/2016/mar/31/if-i-want-to-buy-a-burkini-from-ms-i-bloody-well-will\www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/fashion/2016/mar/31/if-i-want-to-buy-a-burkini-from-ms-i-bloody-well-wil]]l} in case you were planning on some thinly veiled (geddit?) islamaphobia. smile

slightlyglittermaned Wed 29-Nov-17 09:11:49

www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/modesty-fashion-shopping-covering-up-hijab-abaya-muslim-jewish-orthodox-christian-a8003726.html

There's certainly a religious aspect to it, but tbh as a very non-religious teen I would have jumped at it. The increasing pressure to have your body examined and judged by all and sundry hasn't really decreased for girls since then.

Eltonjohnssyrup Wed 29-Nov-17 09:12:03

It will be aimed towards the religious. Mainly sales to Muslim women but also some to orthodox Christians or Jews. No problem with that. Just hate the name. They should call it 'covered' or something, not modest. Modest implies horrible things about women who don't dress that way.

CaoNiMa Wed 29-Nov-17 09:12:34

"I thought we spent a lot of time telling girls they could wear what they want?"

Yes, we did. And who benefited most from it? Men.

BartholinsSister Wed 29-Nov-17 09:12:40

Is it modestly priced?

Scabbersley Wed 29-Nov-17 09:12:58

in case you were planning on some thinly veiled (geddit?) islamaphobia

oh don't be stupid. Here we go...

chickenowner Wed 29-Nov-17 09:13:23

I didn't know that section was there either, but I like it!

Scabbersley Wed 29-Nov-17 09:13:55

*"I thought we spent a lot of time telling girls they could wear what they want?"

Yes, we did. And who benefited most from it? Men*

jesus

thank god I was born 50 years ago. Feminism really is dead.

UterusUterusGhali Wed 29-Nov-17 09:14:09

No, Scabbers. It doesn't.

In the same way "cruisewear" doesn't impy all other clothing is for going, like, really fast in. hmm

As pp said, it's their clothes curated using a search term. Jeez.

60sname Wed 29-Nov-17 09:14:33

www.theguardian.com/fashion/2017/sep/13/the-great-cover-up-why-were-all-dressing-modestly-now

This one is good on the various influences

Scabbersley Wed 29-Nov-17 09:15:09

Have you read the definition of modest uterus? Do you know what it means?

It is not the same as cruisewear

morningtoncrescent62 Wed 29-Nov-17 09:16:13

They should call it 'covered' or something, not modest. Modest implies horrible things about women who don't dress that way.

This. I have absolutely no problem with the section existing but I think it should be re-named.

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