Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Our World: Jeddah SalesLady


A black-clad female salesclerk waits for customers outside this fancy fabric shop in Jeddah.




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8 comments:

Marcia said...

Are those outfits featured in the window what is worn under that black-clading?

Jerry Mc Kenna said...

I would have thought that they would have more black cloth on display.

William Kendall said...

What a difference in attire.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Marcia - These dresses would be worn to gender segregated weddings, but getting to and from the weddings where she would be visible in public, abayas would be worn over the dresses.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Jerry - There is plenty of black fabric in Saudi Arabia still! Many women are rather conservative.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi William - Yes, it's a stark difference!

Lady Fi said...

What a clash in clothing sytles! Who would be allowed to wear these dresses?

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Lady Fi - Women can wear whatever they wish in private settings, but when out in public, abayas must be worn over whatever clothing is underneath. These dresses would never be worn by Saudi women at mixed gender gatherings, and some women are ultra conservative and would never dream of wearing this type of revealing dress even at a women's only event.