from sharia dress code to PM dress code: How men control my wardrobe.

Another PM-related crisis. I received the official invitation today and the dress code is FORMAL.

  1. We’re in Aceh. If anyone brought anything formal with them it won’t look formal after being washed by being beaten against the tiles by the laundry lady.
  2. It’s at 2pm on a Saturday afternoon! How can I do formal in 35 degree heat?

I have one very nice skirt that I’ve only worn maybe once or twice here (meaning that it’s too nice to wear anywhere in Aceh, which is probably what makes it suitably formal), but it only barely covers my knees.

Question 1: Do I reduce the Sharia compliance to be PM-Dress-Code-compliant?
Question 2: If I am meeting the PM that means I have to wear stockings right?

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One thought on “from sharia dress code to PM dress code: How men control my wardrobe.

  1. lara

    Dear Fortuna,
    I don’t reckon the dress code was set by the PM himself. He doesn’t seem like the kind of guy to care too much about whether you’re wearing stockings or not. No offence to Terese but she wears some funny clothes and he seems to still loves her. Go all out and wear no stockings (as long as you’ve got security transport so you don’t run into any trouble!) or wear your full aceh wear and explain to him your dilema. It’ll be a good topic for your 20 minutes.

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