By Shifa Mwesigye The holy month of Ramadhan starts this Friday, August 21. That means you will want to do everything right to make your fasting holy and accepted by God. Fasting, saying all your prayers, going for Tarawih prayers, feeding the poor and withdrawing from sex are some of the requirements for this period. Muslim women are also required to cover their bodies from head to toe but we know many dont follow-up to this obligation. When it comes to Ramadhan it is important that you do everything right so as to make your fasting meaningful and holy. You dont want to waste 30 days going hungry only to be told that because you were not dressed appropriately you wasted your time. For the hard knocks who are not used to covering up in loose fitting sharias with a veil you can start by adding long sleeved stylish tops to your collection and veils in multiple colours. Or you can buy a few long sleeved leotards which you can wear under your usual tops and shirts. When worn with your jeans or trousers with a veil on your head, sweetie you are better off than the other lady in a short skirt and strapless top. The idea of hijab is being redefined by many designers creating chic, modern, and stylish clothes for todays hip Muslim woman by saying bye to basic black and saying hello rich, radiant designs for the chic you. You can do better to supplement or replace the jeans or trousers with long skirts since Muslim women are prohibited from wearing trousers. Islam frowns upon trouser wearing women so if you want to do it right then drop the trousers. Long skirts should be won to the heels with equally long sleeved tops. Again you can still keep with the fashion by choosing in-vogue skirts. Long skirts can come in jersey style, mermaid shape, pencil style remember we are trying not to deter you from your usual style by removing you from one pool and throwing you at the bottomless end of the fanatic pit. In todays clothes industry you are spoilt for choice as it is awash with all sorts of decent skirts that will cost you no more than Shs 30,000 if you are buying from the various arcades. For the corporate woman who is required to wear suites to work, add a few more religiously accepted skirt suits to your collection. Long pencil shape or free flowing skirt suits that come with a coat and shirt go for Shs 75.000-200.000 in various boutiques You can also buy a few sharias on the cheap that you can wear daily. With sharias comes simplicity, you just need one long garb and under it you can wear anything you want if you cannot do without your pre-Ramadan clothes. The last category is the most acceptable dress for the Muslim you venturing into fasting. The Abaya and Niqab covering all but your eyes are the most acceptable. If you can jump from one personality to another then the Abaya is the way to go. Please dont try to find excuses to dodge doing what is required of you as a Muslim woman, fast for your own benefit as a person who observes Ramadhan properly will have all their past sins forgiven. And hoping you can carry on the spirituality, modesty and patience to the next Ramadan.