Winter Fashion Retrospective, 2011

A while back, my daughter asked me to take her shopping. I told her I would take her on one condition—that she find out from her friends the best place to go. So one rainy afternoon we set out around 3:45, avoiding traffic, to the Segula intersection in Petach Tikva to H. Fashions.

So what do you do while waiting for a teenager to try on clothes? Take pictures, of course. I’ll do anything for my readers.

selection of tops for modest dressers

The tops in this store went for about $10-15, with skirts and dresses somewhat more.

My friend later explained to me that the owner of the chain was sued for making copies of designer fashions. The court fined him a large sum, but not large enough to get him to stop.

Along with the shirt over pants styles, for the more modern set, here’s an “Aladdin”:

 

I love the “wings.”

Then we have this short tunic meant to be worn with an underskirt, which come in a range of colors:

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And what would Israeli fashion be without a gaudy mix of fabrics and patterns?

long skirt with tiers of fabrics and patterns

Since the chain accommodates a wide range of religious women, they offer these too:

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More fashion posts from A Mother in Israel:

Your Intrepid Fashion Reporter Discovers the Aladdin

Shoes and Fashion

Winter Fashion Retrospective 2010

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Comments

  1. Was it a successful trip? Did your daughter find clothes?

  2. the pants you show aren’t aladin, they’re “hitul” (diaper)

  3. Well, what did you buy? I’m with LeahGG ,those pants are not alahdinim…and with the little capey things, I’ve seen girls wear things like that for a little color or warmth.

    • Well, Tikva, all I can say is that they advertise “shalim and mitpechot.”

      • those don’t look like the ‘shalim’ i’ve seen!the ones i’ve seen women wear are much bigger and in dull colors, much more like a sherlock holmes cape….how about what you have seen?

  4. You’re a good mother. I would rather go to the dentist than go clothes shopping with my girls.

    • Oh my, so true, I have a 12 year old daughter and we are Christian in USA not Jewish. But it is so difficult finding something, modest by our standards, as well as fashionable enough to not be an outcast and then there are all the differences between her taste and mine. And she has all these unspoken rules that I dont’ know about like no pink etc.
      tracy in va

  5. I just can’t get into these Israeli fashions. Where can one buy conservative outfits? I’m from the old school.

    • You’d think it would be easier to find modest clothing in Israel, but some fashions are crazy and the shapes are either unflattering, awkward to wear, or boarderline modest. Lord Kitsch has a huge t-shirt and shells and styles that are usually Israeli, but not overboard. Like only one crazy element, as opposed to a sack skirt, with wings, and giant pockets in fronts, AND crazy fabrics mixed.

      Hannah – that skirt/pants looks a lot like that ambiguously shaped garment I found that I decided must be a shirt.

  6. name of store?

  7. Good thinking, asking your daughter to find the best store!

    I remember trying to shop in Israel when I was in seminary (I was trying to spruce up my wardrobe for dating). I got a skirt from Lord Kitsch that I still wear, but overall, the efforts were exhausting and relatively fruitless.

  8. Nurse Yachne says:

    I for one am trying to move with the times and go with the long tunics and weird wide pants-like things. (I find Aladdin pants good for bicycling if I push the legs up a ltttle, but then I’m tall), Sharwallim with a knee-length skirt are comfortable and modest, and my husband and kids would rather see me in them than in a long skirt with sweatpants underneath.

    Given my absolute preference, I’d prefer the classic, “preppie” styles I grew up with; something about three degrees more casual than the Queen Elizabeth II wears around the castle. But no one sells that kind of stuff around here, and what passes in Israel for “conservative” is only slightly more fashionable and less downdy than the Beis Yaakov uniform.

  9. Nurse Yachne says:

    I for one am trying to move with the times and go with the long tunics and various wide pants-like things. (I find Aladdin pants good for bicycling if I push the legs up a ltttle, but then I’m tall), Sharwallim with a knee-length skirt are comfortable and modest, and my husband and kids would rather see me in them than in a long skirt with sweatpants underneath.

    Given my absolute preference, I’d prefer the classic, “preppie” styles I grew up with; something about three degrees more casual than the Queen Elizabeth II wears around the castle. But no one sells that stuff around here, and what passes in Israel for “conservative” is only slightly more fashionable and less dowdy than the Beis Yaakov uniform.

  10. I don’t wear pants, instead opaque tights or knee hi’s. And the silk underneath helps to keep warm in winter. My style has been basically similar to what one finds on JJill .com. I have been ordering from them since finding them on line. Keeping with the times is accomplished with one or two accent pieces that are reflective of latest fancies. But basically, I feel comfortable in a certain look and will order from America to maintain that persona.

    My expression is my expression and not what “they” are wearing, and definitely not to resemble the shalim look or any of the Arabic appearing

    So, is there anyplace in Eretz Yisrael that has fashions anything like JJill? Can anyone name a store or two, even if in Tel Aviv?

  11. Nurse Yachne- I’m with you on the line of classic and conservative, but I run into that fine line in my work clothing all the time. Somehow the office environment of appropriate work attire does not exist and any attempt to go classic looks like a matronly beis yaakov uniform.

    I will not detail to what extend my coworkers have taken to wearing the (surprisingly short)sweater tunics this year… but I haven’t seen a one that pairs it with a skirt yet.

  12. BTW Shesh and Argaman on the corner of segula on main road also has nice stuff. Lately I have done better with my daughter on Chovevei tzion as well.

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