I'm a young Muslim women living in a non Muslim country and have been struggling with what to wear recently. Usually I have and do wear mens clothes from siblings or I just buy them for reasons of modesty and comfort. I did not think much of it at first as it isnt noticeable that they are exclusively mens clothes. I have tried doing research on cross dressing for women in the quran however I'm not sure it's the right search as it is absolutely clear I am a girl, still however it is usually unclear as it mostly talks about men dressing like women and not the other way around.

  • Salam and welcime to IslamSE the Q&A site about Islam to learn more about our site and model consider taking the tour and checking our help center. Actually there's a difference on where and in what environment you may wear clothes. Among the most important things is that clothes you as a girl can wear don't display the shape of your body for foreigners.
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented Jan 17, 2023 at 8:14

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Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: "The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) cursed the women who imitate men and the men who imitate women."


Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) cursed a man who puts on the dress of women, and a woman who puts on the dress of men.

(Abu Dawood: 4098, Riyad as-Salihin 1632)

  • Just citing evidences without explanation isn't answering the question correctly. As evidences are not self-explanatory. What is the accepted interpretation of these ahadith? OP didn't display any intention to imitate men!
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented Jan 17, 2023 at 8:12

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