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!
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  • Posted Judy Partipilo Marth

    I am Italian-American, Christian and love beautiful clothes! I have worn Indian saris because they are beautiful and feminine to the delight of my Indian friends. These clothes are so very beautiful and nothing in the style specifically says “Muslim” to me. They are just beautiful, feminine clothes that happen to be of modest design. I just received the first of 3 orders and I cannot wait to wear it!!! I am a cantor in my church and can wear any of these designs when I sing for Mass. Although my church is not strict – I can even wear slacks – but I am expected to dress appropriately, no short skirts or sleeveless. I’m so glad I found you and I know I will get many compliments on my outfits!!!

  • Posted Elizabeth

    When I came to your site I asked the same question. If the dresses had significant meaning for those of the muslim faith, I didn’t want to taint that importance by wearing the dresses out of context. I was happy to read how many people have commented saying “If a woman wants to be modest then she should be allowed to, regardless of religion.” Your clothes are gorgeous and regardless of how or why someone came to your site I’m glad we can all enjoy your beautiful products.

  • Posted Rosemary

    I am a Christian woman who finds your clothing especially the dresses quite modest yet professional attire without revealing shape or being to tight. Your clothes are lovely, affordable and quite fashionable to compliment any women. So glad I found you signed new customer.

  • Posted Michelle

    I just want to say as a Christian woman I love your dresses. I often get compliments wearing your attire to the temple and I also get compliments in church. I do not see that religion should determine how we look at eachother or that ethnicity should be what determines relationships. I feel we are all children of God and never thought twice about ordering your dresses. I was so excited to find your site. I was looking for modest dresses and your company popped up on my facebook feed. I feel like you are doing wonderful work sharing your religion, culture, and talents with the world! Thank You!

  • Posted Barbara Smith

    Hello,

    Thank you for your timely response and sending the blog to express the concerns of other ladies with the same inquiry. I too thought the dressing style would be more associated with the Muslim faith but I also want to know how these clothes would look on a plus size girl for most of your models are thinner than I. I too, like the modesty of the clothing and the whimsical flow that it has in the movement of the garment. I hope that my questions did create a error in my asking, if I did offend, I please accept my apology.

    Barbara

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