Saturday, 22 November 2008

UAE Street Style

We've all probably seen the numerous model shots of Gulf style abayas and shaylas, but here's a taster of what (real) stylish ladies are wearing in the Emirates now. Any favourites?


22 comments:

Organica said...

What's the point of a long abayah when your hair is showing?

Jana said...

The "point" I guess is that in the Gulf, the abaya and shayla are often cultural garments rather than religious ones. The ladies with their hair showing may not necessarily class themselves as wearing 'hijab', but simply wearing this clothing because it is their culture. And I'd much rather a woman wore a loose abaya with hair showing than having all her hair covered up but clad in tight clothing...

Anne Marie said...

I think the top left are my faves...:)

virgo said...

they seem to wear lots of black..
=s

nida said...

I love the middle one on the left... Sooo awsome... Adding a little color to the black of the abaya :D and seems most casual for my taste... Thanx for the post

Pixie said...

Love em all. Leave the hair: D

Megan said...

I don't think women in the gulf can wear colours other than black (out in public anyways), can they? I'd sure want to be wearing a lighter colour!

Didil said...

i like the first picture. :))

A7la Bint said...

Of course we are allowed to wear colored clothes in the gulf megan...its just a personal preference

Fashionably Modest said...

My favorite is the fourth. I love the blousson type sleeves. When I was in Dubai I couldn't believe it. Sure most everyone was wearing black, but it was all so beautiful and varied. Never have I seen so much black! That was so stylish. In Saudi, it's just a lot of black, but very plain.

Anonymous said...

i disagree in Saudi people there is alot of variety it just depends what city in Saudi u go to...

Anonymous said...

Assalamulaikum Jana,
I adore all these..especially the
3rd one, very nice colorful embroidery. I want each one!
Salams,
Maryam

Hiyabi.A.Fajirah said...

The styles are great...but please, please,please my muslim sister...cover your hair! that's not a hijab!, May Allah bless all of you...

WAHI said...

salam, the pictures are nice, very fashion forward.

I am stopping over in dubai for 2days only for abaya shopping, can anyone please name some good malls where I can shop for abayas and hijab in a short period? It will be a great help.

Inspired Muslimah said...

I think they all look pretty

Babli said...

Sr. Wahi, Dubai is a city of malls so basically you just need to walk into any mall and get the abayya you need. "Emirates Mall" is pretty good! And ofcourse cant go wrong with Black ... I agree with the sister who commented about hijab being culture for them and not adhering to our religion, which is sad ofcourse. just my 2cents

malizea the french hijabi said...

BLACK IS SO BEAUTIFUL!

Anonymous said...

The BOTTOM left is absolutely GORGEAOUS. I love the waist!!! Where can I find one of those?

sumera said...

can anyone tell me..............what arab girls wear under their scarf to have a elongated look.i simply love the way they wear the shayla.please help me out

Anonymous said...

Hiya,
I loove the first one ..the sister with the cream bag- love the way she done her scarf!!!

Does anyone know how she done it?

Nemo said...

Yeah I would also know how the sister with cream scarf did it! It looks really beautiful!

Ameena said...

i like the bottom left.. the waist degign is really great.. do anyone know how to wrap hijab in gulf style?

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