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My first post in International Week was about the “jalabiya”, this one however is about the “abaya.” The difference between the two is that the “jalabiya” can be either loose or form fitting as well as much more fitting than the “abaya.” The “abaya” on the other hand, is mostly black but does often contain some color. The “abaya” is also worn throughout the Middle East while the “jalabiya” is more common in the Persian Gulf region.  The below picture is of a abaya featured in a haute couture fashion show for Saks Fifth Avenue in Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. These are all designed by French designers. Check it out:

france-fashion-designer-abayas-2009-6-26-15-51-49This is really classy and probably also very expensive.

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