Can a body part which may reasonably br presumed to have the status of erwa for a particular woman ever lose that status?

Some examples are if a woman is widowed or divorced can she legally uncover her hair? Some rabbis issue heterim for a shiddukh to take place.

If a single woman takes on covering her hair, can she after many years uncover ot again even with hatarath nedarim?

If a woman takes on a full coverage dress code, can she start showing forearms or leg below the calf in public?

How permanent is this status of erwa?

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    Welcome to Mi Yodeya Abigail! Thanks for sharing your question. Perhaps you would be interested in these other 168 question about modesty. Or these 34 questions about hair covering. Hope to see you around.
    – mevaqesh
    Aug 21 '15 at 18:01
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    What do you mean by "erwah"? The term has different meanings in different contexts. Please edit to clarify.
    – Double AA
    Aug 21 '15 at 18:03
  • Why is she switching her practice? Did she move communities to a place where that body part isn't covered? Why then would her previous practice matter? I don't understand what your concern is with these cases. Why would divorce affect the need to cover her hair? What does taking on a certain dress code have to with erwah?
    – Double AA
    Aug 21 '15 at 18:33
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    Doesn't the status of a woman's hair change from not being erva, to being erva after she gets married?
    – Y K
    Jun 26 '16 at 6:05

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