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License Plate T-Shirts Hot Fashion Trend Among Saudi Women

April 8, 2009

Women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia. The only country in the world that prohibits female drivers. As backwards and discriminatory as that is. But that does not stop this t-shirt design from becoming such a fad. In fact that is why it is such a hot ticket item.

The combination of fashion and protest an ideal way to speak out.

Shirts emblazoned with license plates are the new rage among young women in Saudi Arabia where a ban on women driving has prompted critics to seek out alternative ways to express their dissatisfaction.


Noha Berjes and Naglaa al-Oteibi designed the shirts and made them at their houses then sold them to girls inside and outside the university, the Saudi newspaper al-Riyadh reported, noting that they entered the fashion business two years ago when they first started printing and painting on clothes.


The license plate is their most popular design so far due to its originality and because girls relate to its implicit message.

They came up with the idea when they found out that girls prefer personalized designs that incorporate their names.


Berjes and Oteibi now have a workshop in which they design and make the shirts and they market their products on Facebook.

Clever no?


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