Scrapbook of Fashion How the Devout dress By Joanna Martodam July 29, 2010
Abrahamic Religions Abrahamic religions are those who claim Abraham as their Forefather. 3 main Abrahamic Religions Judaism Christianity Islam All three branches have many different factions and Sects
Judaism Four main Factions of Judaism Hasidic Orthodox Conservative Reform Hasidic and Orthodox sects have much more restrictive cress codes than do the Conservative or Reform factions.
Orthodox Jewish Dress Code Chest covered to the neck Arms covered past the elbows Skirts 4” past the knee Closed toe shoes with little to no heel No tight clothes Married women mush cover their hair with a scarf or a wig; only their husband is allowed to see their real hair. Reform and conservative Jewish females are allowed much more freedom in their dress, and generally apply their own interpretation of modesty to their dress
Christianity Has many different factions and sects, all with their own rules regarding dress. The more orthodox the sect, the more conservatively the woman is expected to dress. Non-Orthodox Christians are, much like non-orthodox Jews, allowed to dress according to their own interpretation of modesty.
Orthodox Christian Dress Code Very similar to Jewish dress code Chest covered to the neck Upper arms covered past the elbow Skirts past the knee Low or no-heeled shoes No tight-fitting clothes While Christian women are not required to cover their hair, they can wear a lace prayer cap if they prefer
Muslim Arguably the strictest rules regarding dress Amount of regulation of dress corresponds with how Orthodox the sect is
Muslim Dress Code Pants can be worn under a long shirt or skirt Legs covered past the ankle Arms covered past the elbows Hair completely covered Chest, neck, and ears covered More orthodox sects may require women to cover their lower faces, leaving only their eyes exposed. Other, even more strict sects, require women to completely cover their faces, using veils with built in pieces of mesh through which the woman can see.
The Gilead In a book written by Margaret Atwood, “The Handmaid’s Tale”, a group calling themselves the Gilead overthrow the American Government and enforce their extremist Christian values on the population The book is a dystopian satire of exremist religious societies The author makes reference to religious dress in how the Handmaid’s in her story are forced to dress
Handmaid’s Dress Code Very similar to how Catholic nuns used to dress prior to Vatican II. Must wear red Shapeless dress covers chest from the neck, all the way to the floor Arms covered to the wrists Wing-like Headress covers the hair and limits how much of the face can be seen by others
Handmaid’s Dress Code Imagine some-thing like this in Red