How To Dress As A Woman In Morocco

How to Dress as a Woman in Morocco

Travelling to Morocco

Morocco is such a beautiful country located in northern Africa. As you surely know, the country is quite conservative, especially fashion-wise. Not complying to some of their terms can lead to street harassment and looks, which many of us don’t want. Like it or not, you’re in a different country and culture, and you visit it because it’s so raw and unique. I think that with more and more tourists visiting their point of view will change eventually. But until then, be respectful and the respect will come back to you.
 
Packing for such a conservative country can be a bit tricky. This led me into creating this article, where I discuss my favourite tips on fashion in Morocco.

I needed to wear warmer clothes such as sweather and leggings under the tights.

The struggle becomes real especially when travelling in warm months when you want to stay cool. On my trip to Morocco I didn’t really see people wearing anything like bikinis, but I heard that in more touristy areas it is probable. However, some western women even wear burkas in order to be really respectful.

I would say that finding the middle ground is optimal. We have plenty of styles that are respectful and beautiful. For example you can wear midi or maxi dress, long flowy pants, culottes, t-shirts (they cover bust and shoulders) and similar. 

1. Listen to Moroccan weather prediction

When I went there I was expecting spring weather, something close to 15-25°C. Well it wasn’t as warm. The first day was as predicted, in the afternoon maybe around 30 degrees. Despite that, the second day was very cold, it was pouring rain and I needed to have my coat on.
 
Which means I didn’t really get to wear everything I brought. I was so glad that I brought so many warm undergarments. That’s one of my best tips for you, actually. Take with you at least one sweather and warm leggings. You’ll thank me later.
 
Moroccan weather is very different to our European or American weather. It can be really hot at days and incredibly cold at nights. So taking something warm is definitely useful. 
 
I was not cold the time. We were deciding on what trip we will go and the camels suited us best.

2. Wear loose items in Morocco

Nothing can be more disrespectful than wearing tight micro dress with glitters and  huge cleavage. This is not a fashion show, but a trip. Think about wearing anything that’s flowy and loose. Not only you’ll be considered really polite, but you’ll be very comfortable as well.
 
You can also wear something under these clothes, for example leggings or anything warm if you’re cold, but you still want to look good and not overdressed. (You can also hide your bloated stomach, after eating tajine and pancakes as a dessert.)
 
Scarfs are needed to cover up or put on something in the evening when it was way colder.

3. Bring only comfortable items to Morocco

This, of course, isn’t relevant only for conservative countries, but for every trip.
 
I always struggle with that, because I want to bring all of my nice shoes and have pretty pictures in them.. But reality is that it doesn’t even matter and your feet would only be swollen and painful.
 
Rather buy something comfortable, and try to walk in it at least a week before the trip. Nothing is worse than having shoes that aren’t accustomed to your feet. 

4. Bring a hat

Moroccan sun is pretty strong and can damage your skin very easily. I would suggest taking a hat and sunglasses, as we want to protect our eyes as well. Sunglasses can also be something that protects you from the dust. This can really irritate your eyes.
 
Essentially, you need to take sunscreen as well. You don’t want to be look red like a lobster after a little walk on camels.
 
You can as well buy or bring with you a scarf, which is quite a versatile piece. You can use it as a skirt or shoulder/head cover up. 
dressing as a woman in morocco
morocco feast

How to Dress as a Woman in Morocco Checklist

With all of this in mind, I created a checklist for you to use while packing.

Dressing up in Morocco

  1. TOPS
    • – tunics
    • – tshirts
    • – shirts
    • – cardigan
    • – midi dress
    • – maxi dress
  2. BOTTOMS
    • – loose long pants
    • – culottes
    • – safari styled pants
    • – loose shorts (biker shorts length)
    • – long skirts
    • – midi skirts
    • – maxi skirts
  3. ESSENTIALS
  • – hat
  • – scarf

So, this is everything from today’s post, thank you so much for reading until the end. For more tips and tricks, feel free to subscribe to my newsletter. 

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