First there was the burqa, then the burkini and now comes - the burkirndl.

A woman in Germany has modified her traditional Bavarian dress - called a dirndl - after converting to Islam.

Renate Hoffmann, 63 from the small village of Fensterbach was once like her neighbours: God-fearing, Christian worshipping, singing in the local choir, enjoying a beer at the local festivals and sporting the dresses designed to showcase the female figure.

But then she made a journey to Israel and decided upon returning to convert to Islam.

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