Because The Unaccompanied Lady is known for both her fashion sense and her modesty, many Ladies ask her advice on what to wear when visiting places where a lady’s honor is super valuable and in need of protection. Our answer is simple — wear what all the other ladies are wearing. For example:
Are you in Pakistan? Buy some cute shalwar and ask a Pakistani lady how to wear a dupatta so you don’t look retarded.
Are you going to the more medieval parts of the Gulf? Suck it up, kitten, and buy an abaya — the long black coat. Don’t whine. The botoxed teenage girls in the Riyadh malls won’t openly laugh at you like they would if you strolled around wearing the long pale coat that all the fashionable Turkish girls in Fatıh wear. Plus, the abaya is more liberating than you think.
So what do you wear under your abaya? The aptly-named blog Under Your Abaya has some reasonable suggestions — polka dots are apparently in this season — for fashion-conscious ladies looking to catch the eye of the mother or sister of an eligible bachelor at a ladyparty.
But seriously, do we have to tell you everything? It’s 5000 degrees, you’re already annoyed about something (about having to be in the Gulf in the first place, probably) and you and your sullied honor are never going to get invited to that kind of party anyway. Wear whatever the hell you want under your abaya! What could be more fun — or potentially awkward — than wearing a bikini, slutty lingerie or nothing at all under your shapeless black graduation gown? Try it!
But wait, are you going to Kyiv? Rules are different there. Check in at the Wikipedia of Slutty Dressing for what to wear.