Most Israelis wear the same kind of clothing worn in Europe and the United States, with a preference for casual clothing. Lightweight clothing is most popular because of the hot summers and very warm springs and falls.
The majority of Israeli men sport jeans and T-shirts for work and leisure, and women keep up to date with the latest fashion trends. Being a Mediterranean country, Israel is very hot or very warm for most of the year, which makes shorts a popular choice for men and short skirts, dresses, shorts, lightweight pants and tops popular women. A few small sectors of Israeli society adopt different dress styles, including religious orthodox Jewish men, who wear black suits and hats. Religious orthodox Jewish women and Arab women wear modest clothing with head coverings.