Fashion among Muslim women can be varied, highly individual and nuanced – and sometimes intentionally political. Photo: AlamyFashion among Muslim women can be varied, highly individual and nuanced – and sometimes intentionally political. Photo: Alamy
Fashion among Muslim women can be varied, highly individual and nuanced – and sometimes intentionally political. Photo: Alamy

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Book review: Pious Fashion - how modern Muslim women dress, from designer hijabs to celebrating hourglass figures

Elizabeth Bucar examines the styles of women in Islamic communities from Indonesia to Istanbul, seeing how they vary from pure modesty to an all-out focus on beauty and personal delight – and sometimes even subversion

Fashion among Muslim women can be varied, highly individual and nuanced – and sometimes intentionally political. Photo: AlamyFashion among Muslim women can be varied, highly individual and nuanced – and sometimes intentionally political. Photo: Alamy
Fashion among Muslim women can be varied, highly individual and nuanced – and sometimes intentionally political. Photo: Alamy
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