When ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was asked at one time what He thought about women’s fashions. He replied simply: ‘We do not look upon the dresses of women, whether or not they are of the latest mode. We are not the judge of fashions. We rather judge the wearer of dresses. If she be chaste, if she be cultured, if she be characterized with heavenly morality, and if she be favored at the Threshold of God, she is honored and respected by us, no matter what manner of dress she wears. We have nothing to do with the ever-changing world of modes.’

Honnold, Annamarie, Vignettes from the Life of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá