27 April 2012

Modest Maxi or Sleeveless in Dubai?

Maxi dresses are synonym with Spring/Summer.  It is a perfect go to piece that is comfortable, feminine and easy to dress up or down.  I bought this purple maxi a couple of years ago but still, I love it to bits even today!  

I had to go and run some errands at the bank and later on off to buy school supplies for the boys today and for this, I paired this maxi with a short white jacket.






The dress is nice just by itself but being in Dubai, one can never be too careful when it comes to exposing the shoulders especially when going to public places due to the strict decency law .  After all I live here and I think it is my duty as a 'guest' to be respectful to the 'host'.  Yes, flashing  'excessive' skin is considered disrespectful here.

Don't get me wrong, you can spot many with shorts and sleeveless in the malls but there have been cases where people with revealing clothes in public got into trouble with the law and I don't want to be at the wrong place at wrong time ;) 

Some of us might still remember in SATC 2 when the girls came to Abu Dhabi, the issue was raised by Miranda :) and even the girls obliged and respected the law! Well, except for Samantha.. ;)









Outfit

Maxi dress : Stradivarius
Jacket : Zara
Sandals : Gucci
Bag : Fendi Twin Tote
Bracelet : Parfois and from local goldsmith
Pictures by : AD

18 comments:

  1. You look great! Love the dress- I think purple looks wonderful on you! And of course, you've taught me a little more about coming to Dubai- I will make sure to bring lots of light cover-ups!

    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Allison. Let me know if you need any other info to help make your Dubai trip a memorable one :)

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  2. love the maxi and you look great in pp! xO!
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  3. You look phenomenal!! Thumbs up!

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  4. A maxi dress is such a beautiful choice to stay covered and chic!

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  5. you look stunning in that color n dress...love teh bag!

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  6. I am in love with this entire look. Such a gorgeous dress!
    Creamy

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  8. Wonderful outfit and post. I share your respect for foreign cultures. I had to follow similar customs when visiting Kerala, India last year. It's not illegal to dress in skimpy clothes, but I didn't want the male attention.

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    1. Yup, we don't want the wrong kind of attention :)

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  9. The dress is such a lovley rich colour and perfect for Dubai.
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    1. Thanks, Miss B, I see that you are no stranger to Dubai :)

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  10. Nice outfit!

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  11. Love this maxi! it's the perfect color!
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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  12. You look fab!

    xoxo Tina
    http://2petite.blogspot.com

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  13. You look all well dressed and decent and you are doing the right thing to respect what the locals do.The majority at least.

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