Michelle O! In Indonesia

We Muslims-can be a conceited bunch : )! We love our diverse modest clothing styles and almost always think our fashions look great or better than the skimpier stuff. Lol.

So when my mother said to me “Did you see Michelle Obama in Indonesia? Her clothes looked great!”- I took it with a grain of salt.

Lo and behold Ummi was not lying. I instantly fell in love with this outfit that the fashion savvy Michelle Obama wore while in Indonesia.

Here Michelle takes a style note from the elegant & poised school of Muslimah style. Many of us love to pair a beautiful printed long tunic or dress over classic trouser pants. This is a great look for the professional Muslimah who needs to look both tailored, feminine and modest. I love the cut of this outfit for it remains modest while also allowing the clothing (not the body) to have a distinctive shape.

But I must say something about this:

Ay dios mio! There is really no excuse for this sloppy hijab look. Everytime a high profile non-Muslim woman travels to a predominately Muslim country I lament the terribleness of the hijab style. Here it seems that the culprit is a heavy, excessively beaded scarf haphazardly wrapped around Michelle O’s head. Sigh. Her looks says it all.

A lighter, more modern, printed scarf wrapped with a little more concentration would have done her suit justice.

As an act of style diplomacy-I hope that Muslim countries begin to offer visiting high-profile women, who are wearing a headscarf, a hijab stylist, so that no more travesties like this occur and the hijab can be represented in all of its beauty ; )


2 Comments to “Michelle O! In Indonesia”

  1. I’ve always admired Mrs. Obama’s style. However, I do agree with you on her hijab. She could have avoided the beads. It looks sorta tacky.

  2. Yep, she don’t look too happy wearing one!

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