I am a Christian! Can I wear a muslim dress?

I first received such an e-mail in far 2012 when we just started Annah Hariri. I was very pleasantly surprised and took my time to write a long reply with quotes and Quran and Bibles references. I think that that time my reply simply put the question sender off. 
In the run of 5 years Annah Hariri is existing, those questions about permissibility of wearing our dresses by Christian, Jewish or simply modest loving women were coming. When I had received that 1st letter in 2012 I thought that it was rather an exception and misinformation but now I see it is more like a common stereotype. And I can't understand where it is coming from?
What is your opinion about why non-muslim women are afraid to buy & wear modest dresses? Why do they attribute our dresses to muslim ladies only?
What will be your reply to the question I receive lots: "I am not Muslim but can I wear your dresses Annah?"
I would love to read replies from women of all faith in the comments!

39 comments


  • Karen

    I am Christian. The clothing is beautiful, practical & yes, modest which is promoted in Christianity too. Women might be hesitant in case any styles unknowingly reflect specifically Muslim custom or culture. I would imagine those who question whether they can wear it want to be assured that they wouldn’t be disrespectful in some way or appropriating culture.


  • Karen

    I am Christian. The clothing is beautiful, practical & yes, modest which is promoted in Christianity too. Women might be hesitant in case any styles unknowingly reflect specifically Muslim custom or culture. I would imagine those who question whether they can wear it want to be assured that they wouldn’t be disrespectful in some way or appropriating culture.


  • michal schartz

    My mom and grew up in the dirty 30’s and worked outside so she always wore hair scarves. I am part native with thick hair that can’t be washed every day so I wear hair scarves and when I moved to a different area and found out some people considered them ethnic clothes I was taken back. It has been harder and harder over the years to buy modest, beautiful, fashionable, clothing for women and impossible for children, I learned to sew so I could have nice dresses to wear, when I was still part of society. I am too large to wear your dresses right now but am steadily loosing weight and and as soon as i can get into them i will be back. It has been a long time since I have wanted to buy dresses, get dressed up and go out. I admire your fashion elegance.


  • Lambie

    For me..I think some of the styles or dresses would only look good with a hijab. So I wonder if the styles would look good on me. I would even like to wear one for style. But it is so seen as a muslim only thing that im hesitant.


  • Tabitha

    I think she ask because you tag your site to be a Muslim site. Meanwhile alot of Christian also dress in a decent way. Also we see some Muslim that also dress in an indecent way. I think dressing decently is not only about religion but also personality


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