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A Saudi woman works in a lingerie shop at a mall in Jeddah, January 9, 2012 (Reuters).

A Saudi woman works in a lingerie shop at a mall in Jeddah January 9, 2012. No longer will they have to endure watching male shop assistants trying to size them up for underwear by sight through their voluminous, Islamically-approved robes. For the women who stand behind the till, King Abdullah’s order last year to make lingerie shops an exclusively female domain also marks a more profound social shift: a step forward for female employment. Picture taken January 9, 2012. To match Feature SAUDI-WOMEN/LINGERIE REUTERS/Susan Baaghil (SAUDI ARABIA – Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)

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