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Ultra-Orthodox fashionistas combine modesty with chic

Ultra-Orthodox fashion bloggers are no longer a curiosity but a real phenomenon that sweeps women across the sector.

Shoshana spends a lot of time and money on fashion, but she tells her neighbors and family members that she is "working for a shopping website." Indeed, the strict ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem community to which Shoshana belongs might raise eyebrows if she would admit to being bit by the fashion bug.

Shoshana, 29, is a fashion blogger, but of a special kind. She blogs only about outfits that suit modest ultra-Orthodox women, or any other women around the globe who dress only in long sleeves, wear stockings year-round and cover their heads with scarves or wigs once married. Shoshana, a mother of three, uses a different name when blogging and preferred not to use her real name for the interview with Al-Monitor.

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