Mattel recently made a noteworthy change by introducing a variety of Barbie dolls featuring diverse body shapes, skin tones and hair textures. The transformation is leaps and bounds from the classic dolls which have outrageous proportions and slim frames—not representative of most women today. With an ever evolving society, we are always curious to see what’s next from Barbie’s world—maybe a hijab wearing Muslim Barbie?
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Before ever being considered high fashion, the wearing of hijab—the Islamic principle of modesty which not only includes dress for both men and women, but behavior, as well—is most visible as the head covering worn by many Muslim women. Most recently, Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana debuted their S/S 2016 line—a collection of hijabs and abayas (ankle-length robes) specifically targeted to Muslim shoppers in the Middle East.