Know More on the Impact of the Saudi terrain on women’s fashion
Stories about human culture that have been influenced by life’s diversity can be found in the diversity of women’s fashion in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Fawzia Al-Luhaidan, a Saudi Arabian academic and fashion specialist, noted that the country’s diverse climate and geography represented the complexity of life.
She went on to say, in an interview with Al Arabiya.net, that this had a huge impact on Saudi women’s clothing preferences, as women are naturally drawn to beautify themselves.
Each region has its uniqueness
It also found that Saudi women’s interest in fashion and clothing with embroidery, as well as their distrust of it, was evident in the fashion of specific Saudi regions.
Al-Luhaidan explained that cultural diversity had the largest impact, adding that while some cultures appear to be similar, they are distinct.
She also mentioned that mountain women have a different attire and are recognized by it, while mountain coast women, such as the Hijazi women, have a special dress that is nearly unique in its beauty.
She went on to say that the women of the eastern coastal plains drew their attire from the people of Najd and the Gulf. The Hail region’s costumes are a blend of Najd’s and neighboring countries’ Arabs of the North’s, and this diversity made the kingdom’s dress rich.
Uniqueness in the North
Al-Luhaidan claimed that the ladies of the north were the only ones who wore the “jubbah and the customer,” which are items of clothing worn while going out and a piece of mardina apparel and that the Hail region’s proximity to the Arabs of the north had influenced parts of its designs.
The “Muhawthal,” which is twice as long as a woman’s, is fastened with a belt from the waist; to draw up and hang down on this belt so that the length of the adaptor becomes the length of the person wearing it after a fold.
Al zaboun, is a piece that is worn to go out and is almost devoid of decoration, except the special events, so its ornamentation is simple
Al Jouba , on the other hand, is similar to the customer but is shorter and reaches the hips.
Two Thoub in the south
Their clothing consists of two outer garments, one for the house called “Basma Thoub” and the other for going out and special occasions, which is the same as the bride’s attire and is known as a patterned Thoub.
The handkerchief is for the unmarried girl, and the shayla Al Merisha is for the married woman, both of which are differentiated by their multi-coloreds and the employment of numerous colors of needlework.
Al-Luhaidan noted that the attire of Jizan and Najran is distinct from that of the rest of the southern region because of its vivid colors and thick, many textiles, such as Al Sadra and Al Wizra, which are notable for their colors and shapes.
These items, as well as the yellow handkerchief worn on the head, the ma’saba, a red handkerchief embroidered with black color that is twisted and wrapped around the head, and the collar and canopy, are also head coverings.
Hijaz people their clothing is adorned with embroidered and dubious embellishments. As a result, Al-Luhaidan said that this riches reached the burqa, as shown in Bani Harb’s clothes, which were embroidered with beads and adorned with metals that looked like money.
The majority of Hejaz tribes’ costumes are made up of numerous components, with the woman wearing the “pants” that emerge beneath it, and the other not lacking in inventiveness, embroidered beauty, or thick suspicion. In terms of shape, the Hawazin tribes wore it similarly to the Najd tribes.
Each area has an impact!
Al-Luhaidan found that Saudi fashion is diverse, as each of the country’s areas has its own culture, which is represented in its clothing and influenced by the climate and environment, with some of it influenced by the environment.