The idea of modesty is always changing and evolving, especially in recent times. What some consider as “modest” today would have been scandalous a hundred years ago.
For most of human history, most societies have dressed in manners that were much more modest than today. It seems only in the past hundred years or so that we have begun wearing less and less clothing, and bearing more skin has become increasingly acceptable.
This footage shows how women in North England dressed about 100 years ago. Going out fully covered was the cultural norm as the English people highly valued modesty.
Women didn’t even show their hair; they wore a kind of head cover/hijab. So, why do we hear so much negative talk about Muslim women’s hijab nowadays??