Muslim FFA-ers, thoughts on non-muslims wearing abayas?
Short story: I bought an abaya not knowing what it was. Then I did some research, found out the garment is probably an open abaya, and stopped wearing it in public because I’m not muslim and some articles talked about that being cultural appropriation.
Recently I had a conversation with someone that prompted me to ask for advice from muslim ladies, rather than just reading articles. I have read opinions that vary from saying that unless a muslim person asks a non-muslim to wear one, it’s always appropriation, to some other people who feel modest dress is modest dress no matter who you are.
I would like to be respectful– and I would like to dress in a modest and practical way in the summer. If I can wear this garment, I would be very pleased because it is both those things, but if I cannot, any advice about how to make a robe that isn’t an abaya but has the modesty and practicality of one would be much appreciated.
EDIT: Thank you to everyone who commented so far! I wasn’t sure if anyone would be able to take the time to share their thoughts, and many of you have been very helpful and insightful.
For those of you wondering, mine is a bit like [this](https://www.hanaacollection.com/products/hasinah-embroidered-open-abaya), but it’s shorter (mid calf), the embroidery is more grey, and there is none on the sleeves, but a column down the back instead. I still have a lot to think about; as a white-passing person in Canada, there are definitely matters of privilege I need to consider– but it’s very good to know that it is not usually a problem to wear a plain modern version without embroidery.