# 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.

# 11 Wearing Heavy Cologne and Perfumes

fragranceSaudis like to take a shower with… I mean wear fragrances for every occasion, and in a very intense amount. Going out to meet friends, attending family events, in general from the moment Saudis wake up wearing strong fragrance is part of the life style.  I am not saying is bad…but when all types of fragrances clash together, it will create an explosion of smell that can suffocate the surroundings and give you a headache!
If you look at it in an economical prospective, it is good for businesses to sell their fragrances and increase their profit in no time…especially when some Saudis finish a brand new bottle in two days. You may wounder, ” Do Saudis really smell bad to wear heavy amount of fragrances?”   Well, trust me; that’s not the issue. Saudi men keep bottles of cologne in their car’s glove box, just in case they came out from a restaurant or trying to cover the smell of cigarettes for any reason. In addition, men like to mark their territory by spreading their fragrance where ever they go. When it comes to Saudi women, you know it’s all about competition, therefore, women will wear more than one type fragrance at the same time. All I can say is “moderation in anything you do, will be the best approach”.