Clothes and fashion are some of the many ways women can express themselves. It may even be the most fun and favorite self expression means of the ladies. Fashion trends differ from country to country and season to season. Coming from a tropical country where our all year fashion includes cute shorts, mini dresses and gorgeous swimwear, I find it very exciting to travel to countries where there are other seasons where I can enjoy winter staples like boots and coats.
It is very interesting to see how women from around the world dress differently from each other, but having travelled to middle-eastern countries, I must say the abaya ladies have piqued my curiosity the most. Seeing them made me wonder if they also follow trendy wear Saudi Arabia under those full length black abayas. I was torn between feeling bad for them for always having to wear the same thing every single day, and feeling jealous because they will never have to deal with trying on 10 outfits before finally leaving the house.
So what do they wear underneath the abayas? Yes they actually wear something underneath aside from under garments! In the summer months, some women wear sundresses, even shorts and tank tops. Some wear jeans and long dresses too. The really conservative Saudi women (those covered from head to toe, only eyes are seen) still wear very modest clothes under the abaya. They wear loose long sleeved dresses called jalabiya. Their shoes are normally closed black shoes with socks and also wear black gloves.
The more liberal ones, probably the younger generations wear very trendy clothes inside the abaya. They tend to be very fashion conscious as well. Majority of the popular fashion brands like Mango, Zara and H&M also have stores in Saudi and the rest of the middle east. They also buy trendy wear online Saudi Arabia.
The rich Saudi sheikahs and princesses shop at high end fashion labels like Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Hermes and the likes. Their everyday wear consists of designer clothing even if they can only remove the abayas at women only events. So don’t be fooled, the abaya ladies are definitely fashionable even if it’s for their eyes only