don't force yourself into something which you might take off later on. if you wear very western outfits, use the 'go-slo' idea and make one item of clothing more islamic at a time. not only is it easier for everyone around you to adjust it also prevents freak-outs from folks who disapprove of jilbab. you are at a young age and i congratulate you for having the feeling to dress appropriately. once u start dressing modestly, make sure it doesn't become a yo-yo ride due to peer pressure and influence over u looking 'ugly'.
i was a completely westernized, became overnight hijaabi, then overnight westernized, now finally stable hijaabi. the yo-yo ride was from family n friends who mocked my sudden change. my mum still argues with me over looking ugly and matronly with jilbab, but i tell her i feel more comfortable when i think about death and judgement day when i will face Allah and answer to Him about my modesty
· 9 years ago