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Proper Clothing for Women

orangeville, on
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Proper Clothing for Women

I will be traveling around southern Morocco for two weeks in Sept/Oct. - Marrakech, Dades, Merzouga & Essaouira. Being very fair haired and light skinned, I'm wondering if a simple Tiley hat will be enough (socially acceptable) or is a head scarf a better idea. Loose, modest clothing is obvious but I am unsure about the head covering.

We are visiting some rural areas and I am wondering if western dress will be acceptable - pants and skirts?

I'd prefer to attract as little attention as possible but not wanting to buy a baggy (won't wear again) wardrobe if I can avoid it. Any suggestions. I do like the Kaftan style dresses.

Thanks Jannene

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This is one of the most asked questions. The above thread should help.

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I visited marrakesh a few weeks back and only worn a knee lengh dress with thick straps and didnt feel at all un easy. i was worried too but all was fine, some women did look donw at my feet but i think it was my sparkly sandles. Hope this helps

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No need for a headscarf, after all you are Western...

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Anything goes as long as you are comfortable and cool. I was there in June, before going I pondered what clothing to bring... I wore knee length shorts and short sleeved t shirts... I was dressed very appropriate and never looked as if I dressed incorrectly. In Marrakesh, I saw woman baring shoulders and backs... like I said anything goes.

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In Marrakech you can wear whatever you like.

Western clothes are no problem at all, also not in the rural villages. I'm a Morroccan woman and I just wear jeans and a t-shirt when I'm in small villages. I do not wear a hat nor scarf. Morrocco is not Afganistan.

I never faced any problem, and I'm travelling alone in Morrocco.

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