Covered Fashion: A Guest Post on Wardrobe Oxygen

 This photograph has been making the rounds--I found it on allwomenstalk.com, but it seems to pop up everywhere when you start searching for stuff involving "fashion" and "abayas." This really does capture the glamorous possibilities of covered fashion.

This photograph has been making the rounds--I found it on allwomenstalk.com, but it seems to pop up everywhere when you start searching for stuff involving "fashion" and "abayas." This really does capture the glamorous possibilities of covered fashion.

I'm not usually into fashion blogs, but I make a big exception for Wardrobe Oxygen--a smart, sensible resource for real women with interests that extend far beyond the shopping mall and the spa. Today over on Wardrobe Oxygen I'm offering a glimpse of Saudi women's fashion.  Here's a taste:

I live in Saudi Arabia, where Muslim women cover their hair (and sometimes their whole face except for their eyes) and wear loose-fitting, long garments.  I’m an American living on a very large, international compound where women do not have to cover. So I am hardly an expert on Saudi women’s fashion. However, I’ve been here for several years and spent plenty of time outside the compound covered up in what I call my “Invisibility Cloak.” Here, then, are my observations about Saudi women’s fashions. (Read more at Wardrobe Oxygen....)