Mall retailers are taking big steps toward fashion inclusivity. Teen-loved clothing retailer and brandAmerican Eagle Outfitters is now selling a denim hijab. The denim hijab is a soft fabric and comes in an indigo wash. The head covering is available online right now for $19.95, with the product description encouraging shoppers to “Wear it your way. Make it as original as you are.”
Everything about this is an emphatic “Yes!”
The fact that the brand is now selling denim hijabs is an excellent forward progress effort and offers another fashionable choice to women who wear this traditional item of clothing.
So many women aren’t truly represented or considered when it comes to mainstream or mall fashion offerings; they often don’t see something designed with them in mind while cruising the mall. The fact AE now sells a hijab is a critically important gesture, one that shows the brand embraces all walks of life, culture, style, and religion.
ModelHalima Aiden, who was featured on the cover ofAllure‘s July American Beauty issuewearing a hijab in a monumental first for the publication, posted AE’s denim hijab on her personal Instagram, along with a clapping emoji to show her approval. She has also been featured in the company’s advertising, looking absolutely breathtaking in her denim hijab.