Modest getup tips for hijabis

When you are someone from a muslim country, who moved to a new country which has a whole new different level of culture and tradition, the first problem you gonna face is your getup. I remember the second day after I came to Korea, I was walking around the street, wearing a salwar-kamiz, with my husband and out of nowhere a drunk women woman came out and shouted at my face, “your dress is so cool!” And I was like, WTH! So, I hope you understand, if this was the reaction from someone drunk, then what was from other pedestrians who weren’t drunk at all? 😉 I don’t blame them, humans are curious and totally okay to be curious. So, if that curiosity makes you uncomfortable, this post is for you!

  • First thing first, if you are kinda fatty like me, try avoiding wearing jeans with short shirt. The structure of jeans are made to make your shapes visible, which makes skinny people looks more skinny and fat people like me, to look more bulky. 😦 I never wear anything without salwar-kamiz, after I entered teenage period. So, little knowledge I had, about other dresses. So, at first, after coming here, I had tried some jeans with shirts, but eventually I learned I can make myself look better with other dresses.
  • Try something long and which has minimum length of being 4inches above your knees. And remember to check the side area of the dress at its bottom. Because usually these dresses are shaped to be narrower in the bottom or to fit the waist.
  • You can always try long gowns. They will never be out of dates, besides they are modest. You will have plenty of options if you check online sites like e-bay or G-market here in Korea.
  • Now, you may say, most of the dresses or gowns you find in a non-muslim country are sleeveless. Well, why don’t you try with a cardigan? Or some short coat? But remember that, some cardigans make your hands look more visible. So, if you have fat arms, you know like me, lol 😉 try buying one size larger.
  • Don’t wear leggings with a short dress. Use leggings with long tops.
  • If you got fat arms, try wearing your hijab in a way that covers your shoulder well. This way it creates an obstacle to have a direct view over your arms.
  • Don’t ever forget to give it a try whatever you are buying in the trial room!
  • Avoid short shirt, but you can always try long shirts with jeans. If you are short heighted like me, avoid wearing loose jeans. The combo of long shirt with long jeans usually makes people look more short than they usually are.
  • Long skirts with short shirt is a good option though. 🙂

Here’s some of the modest getup ideas for you: ^_^





Though I know some people who are really comfortable with salwar kamiz or burkha/ abaya here. And hats off to those ladies! But here in Korea, people give you a strange look when you go out with our traditional dresses. That’s why it felt like, other muslim ladies in other places may also need these tips.

So, that’s all for today! I hope you enjoyed the post!

Munira Chowdhury, 12/04/17


Bengali traditional wear: Shari

So as the caption says, Shari is our traditional bengali dress for women. Though I don’t really want to wear shari. It’s not like I hate it. But shari often makes you look fat. So, if you are someone who is both fat and with short height like me, it is wise not to wear them lol.  But you know what? You can’t just shake off your root. So no matter how much you want to avoid it, it keeps coming back to you. Wearing shari makes you look fat, still the urge of trying it is kinda provoking.

I am basically a fat girl by born lol but for the last 2 years I just keep gaining more weight.   I kept telling myself that I won’t look good in shari, not anymore, and I am not gonna wear it again. So, for last 10months I didn’t. But guess what! Today for no reason at all, I felt like I will be dead if I don’t wear shari. 😬 So, I did! And here are some pictures taken at a certain angle to not to reveal my fatness lol


There are many types of shari, depending on the thread which is been used to make it. This is a Katan shari. They are kinda gorgeous, so ladies wear them in the party or occasions like that.

This shari was a gift from my in laws during my wedding. In any bengali wedding, the groom must need to give the bride at least 3 sharis. The first one for wedding, which is the most expensive one. The second one for reception, a little less expensive than the first one. & The third one is the bonus, and it’s the cheapest among the three.  This was my third shari.

Here’s another picture, now with him


And a closer look to my makeup now:


Tried a soft glam look. 🙂

So, that’s all for today! Have a nice weekend people!

Munira Chowdhury, 07/01/2017