Sharjah Style: Blue Maxi+ Turban

Fashion has always been an important part of my life, and for the first time in my life I would have to adjust to a public dress code. Although I was apprehensive about this at first, I changed my mind set and decided to view this as an opportunity to look at fashion differently. I took this on as an exciting fashion challenge.

To be respectful of the UAE culture, specifically Sharjah, it is best for women to wear tops that at least cover your shoulders and cleavage. For bottoms, they should at least cover your knees.

When I first found out about this expected dress code, I immediately thought about how hot it gets in the UAE and wondered how I could possibly keep myself cool with so much skin covered.

While shopping for clothes for the UAE, I made sure I picked lots of lightweight blouses, loose trousers, and maxi skirts. I also made sure to pick pieces that would most likely be easy to match to other articles of clothing. I also looked for light colored clothing such as whites, creams, and pastel colors to keep me cool. I also wear turbans in order to protect my hair from the blazing sun.


- JN


Jade Williams