# 36 Fashion

commiunity---2  Yes, many societies care about fashion and wonder what will be the next trend for this year, but Saudis take fashion to a whole new different level. Now you may ask.. but 99.9% of Saudi women are covered with Abbya when they go out, and in the other hand, men are always wearing Thoub, so where is the fashion? Will that’s not completely true. Nowadays, the major demographic in Saudi prefer to wear brand names apparel and pair of jeans that cost more than the salary of all workers who made it combine.. Isn’t funny that now jeans that looks like a constriction worker been wearing it for years and ruin the hell out of it cost more than a pair that looks brand new. (just a thought)
Since when showing your ass crack became a fashion statement, you guys know exactly what I am talking about.. Go to any shopping mall in Saudi and you will think that you are in butt crack valley. Ok I get it when American kids wear their pants that way… it kinda look hip, but Saudis guys have to know that we are Arabs; that means we are a bunch of hairy folks.
When it comes to women it is totally a different story, women will spend all their money or I should say all their parents money in order to get the latest and the greatest trend out there. Due to the country’s policy that women should cover their body with Abbays when they go out, women get to show what they are wearing in private all-women parties, events, or among family members.. Trust me it is brutal when this happen. It is all about competition among women …who is wearing the most glamorous stylish shiniest “reduclouisest” dress in the room. If there is a dress that says look at me I am so amazing that comes with two midgets holding a neo-light signs that says “Pay your attention here” Saudi women will get it.
Lastly, to men who is going through a mid age crisis.. Please don’t try to wear or copy your son’s style, because all you are doing is making people laugh at your stupid ass. I don’t want to see old men wearing tight shirts with their belly and man boobs dangling everywhere they go..Please.

# 20 Stylish Thobe/Abaya

thobe_abyaSaudis no longer live like Chess board pieces where men wear white and women wear black.  Saudi Thobes and Abayas have been upgraded to new  and stylish trends, with different colors and fancy graphics… call them the Versace of Saudi clothes.  Nowadays, stylish Thobes and Abayas are considered the normal outfit for everyday wear; as a matter of fact, people who still wear the old traditional Thobe and Abaya will be looked at as if they come from the past through a time machine.
It is well known that part of a Saudi woman’s addictions are top designer brands.  You see them styling Louis Vuitton or Chanel Abayas.  Now if you ask me, ” Do Louis Vuitton make Abayas as part of their clothing line?”.   I am not sure, but everything is possible in Saudi.  Other Saudis like to wear their Abayas with a lot of glitter, as if they fell inside a disco ball.
Saudi men compete with women when it comes to how stylish their traditional clothes are.  From fancy graphics or embroidary to Thobes that make you ask, “Is it a man’s dress?”.  In the end of the day, Thobes will be Thobes and Abayas will be Abayas no matter what.