At the risk of being labelled what Bilal Philips calls a what-iffer (those with a tendency to ask hypothetical fiqh questions) in The Evolution of Fiqh, I have a "what if" question...
Suppose society developed in such a way that hijab became commonly understood as men's attire. We face a dilemma:
Women imitating men is considered a major sin; it's major sin 33 in Al-Dhahabi's Al-Kaba'ir (=Major Sins).
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) cursed the man who dressed like a woman and the woman who dressed like a man. -- Sunan Abi Dawud 4098 [grade:sahih] (sunnah.com)
However, there are other narrations which refer to "impersonating" men rather than dressing like men.
Women are required to wear hijab. See: Hijab is Obligatory: Evidences from the Quran and Sunnah, IslamWeb.
Question: If society developed so that hijab was considered men's attire, what should Muslim women do?
I'm not sure how to resolve this. Perhaps the necessity of not dressing like a man overrides the prohibition of hijab. Or perhaps the necessity of hijab overrides the prohibition on dressing like a man.
I have in mind a generally non-Muslim society (specifically, China, where I live).
Motivation: There is a real-world motivation to this question, but I didn't think it was appropriate to explain (but since the question has been poorly received on a theoretical level...): I hate wearing hijab. It covers up my femininity (hence this question) and I feel I'm losing my woman-ness and edging towards the major sin of imitating men. I'm trying to gauge what Allah would be more concerned about.