Five fashionable ways to cover up during the Holy Month
Time Out Dubai staff
What you wear during Ramadan will be scrutinised more closely this year in light of a recent reports that the Federal National Council is debating whether to enforce a stricter dress code across the UAE. The plan, although in the early stages, could see a law created to enforce appropriate dress in public spaces. With this in mind, remember to cover shoulders, knees and (obviously) midriff during Ramadan – and that applies to both men and women. It’s fine to wear swimwear at the beach, but be sure to cover up as soon as you leave the sand. Also, avoid wearing sheer, see-through fabrics during the Holy Month – coloured clothing is fine, providing it is not revealing.
Scarf Invest in a multi-functional lightweight scarf to add a burst of colour to your ensemble. Tie it to your bag when you’re not using it and simply wrap it around your shoulders when you leave the house or office. It will also come in handy at the beach and for travel. Dhs575, Otrera at www.aura-b.com
Shirt While denim shirts might look cool, they’re notorious for trapping heat (and sweat marks are not an attractive accessory). Steer clear of the real deal for the Holy Month and head to Ramadan iftars in a long-sleeved lightweight denim-look chambray shirt instead Was Dhs400, now Dhs240, A.P.C Madras
Tunic Pair this oriental-inspired long-sleeved tunic with jeans for Ramadan. It’s a transitional piece that works well for both summer holidays (just add pretty flats) and winter (when you can whip out the boots). Dhs189, New Look
Maxi skirt Don’t get stuck into the habit of wearing dark clothing during Ramadan. Opt for something less safe: this maxi skirt not only adheres to dress codes, it’ll also brighten up your disposition. For a combination that screams look-at-me bold, pair with a neon-bright purple top. Dhs1,502, Wafa Saifi at www.aura-b.com
Shirt A more formal option, this fetching shirt is fitted, yet made from light materials meaning it’ll help you stay cool (while dressed appropriately) when the heat is on. Dhs369, Scotch & Soda, The Dubai Mall
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serena Jul 18, 2012 09:59 am
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