Saturday, 1 August 2015

Is what I'm wearing appropriate...?

This is one of the topics again that constantly strikes controversies and disagreement and has gotten a significant amount of attention from the media all around the world.

What exactly should go through your mind when your choosing clothes to wear from your wardrobe. Should we just go along with whatever we feel like wearing, even if it goes to seem a little inappropriate for where you are heading off to that day?


I currently live in a country where almost everyone is dressed according to the standards of absolute decency. Most Muslim women have their hair covered in a hijab ( head scarf ) and body covered with lose, non revealing clothing . Same deal with Islamic men, they have to dress with modesty in mind. And this is something I really respect.




 More than often, my sister and I have found ourselves the only ones in the crowded vicinity of a shopping mall or public area wearing shorts or sleeveless tops. It's definitely not a requirement for non Muslims to follow their strict code of dressing in most places, but they do expect you to follow their rules for appropriate attire in places like mosques and government buildings.




But now, with all that in mind, I will make sure that I dress as sensibly as possible when I'm going to a Muslim populated area. Clothing pieces like mini skirts, crop/spaghetti strap tops, short shorts or even sports bras which usually aren't that big a deal in westernized countries will get you a couple of unwanted stares over here,

Not just Malaysia or any Asian country, As superficial as it seems, those we are dressed appropriately for correct occasions are respected more than those who aren't. That's just the way society has deemed us.


What we wear cannot define who we are, but it is an expression of our own self, an extension of our personalities.   People do, and more than often will judge you by your clothing. Sometimes people look towards what you wear as the level of respect you have.  Well yea, of course we can choose not to care. But it's best to be street smart. Dress in a way we project how we want people to perceive us.

 So depending on what occasion or situation, I will be more conscious of the way I present myself.

Dress to impress ;) It really does make a difference.

Thank you for reading,
These are just my personal opinions, if you have anything to say please leave a comment ;)

Written with love,
June


23 comments:

  1. Interesting article. I wish they would wear appropriate clothing when in Europe and not being covered from face to toe to scare people around them. So I understand that they stare at mini skirts etc. but why are they shocked when we want them to follow the rules in EU?

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    1. Conflicting cultures I guess.. nothing much we can do about it.
      Thank you for your comment x

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  2. This is a very interesting article! I think that it would be nice to be able to wear whatever you wanted, but you do have to wear something that other people will respect.
    -Jollygirl
    http://reflectionsofajollygirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Jollygirl! I agree with you. :)

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  3. This is very interesting! I have to say, I would probably get really annoyed with being stared at just for wearing clothes that don't cover every square inch of my body, but I can totally understand modesty being important in government buildings/mosques.
    xoxo
    Grace Anne // http://totallygraced.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Grace! x
      That goes the same way for me. We just have to compromise sometimes.

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  4. I feel like this generation of teens, me included, we are known for wearing clothes that are too revealing and to elders it looks like we have little self-respect. It's weird how we have gone from clothed, showing nothing to less clothed. Just something I think about.
    Vanessa

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    1. The evolution of clothing is pretty fascinating. Good point you've made! Imagine how it'll be like in a years time.
      Thank you Vanessa x

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  5. This was wonderful and really provided insight on the views of someone not living in the US. :)
    ~ Sanjana
    peridotcove.blogspot.com

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  6. I like it !
    :)

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  7. Fantastic post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  8. It's always smart to dress appropriately but also to dress in a way that makes you comfortable and happy!

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    1. I agree completely! Thank you Jeanne x

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  9. Very interesting article - I think you can't ever be too smart personally.

    Lizzie Dripping

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    1. That is very true. It's better to dress too smart than too casual.
      Thank you:)

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  10. Thinking about what your wear in specific contexts is a way of showing respect. But it's also true that allowing people to wear whatever they want is another way of showing the same respect.

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