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I'm back to this forum after a few months
I'm planning a trip to morroco with my boyfriend from june +/- 21 to beginning of july. I'm planning on landing in Marrakech, then visit Essaouira, Casa, Rabat, Fes, Chefchaouene and finally Ceuta(Sp) or Tanger to take the ferry back to Spain.
I am puzzled about what I should wear... The temparature will be hot, here in Spain I'd be wearing skirts (usually knee-lengh) and sleeveless shirt (and tubes). However, the culture in Morroco is different and I'd like to know what is better abstain to wear. I know Morroco is greating many tourists and people are probably used to see strangers in "small" outfit, but still, I'd like to have your point of view. Am I better to wear long attire, or really, it doesn't matter? Is it different wether I am in a city or in a village? Also, I guess with the sun it's better anyway I have a tissue on my skin to avoid sunburn...
Waiting for your opinion!
well...according to me ! let's face the facts ok, in here, not only foreign women, but even Moroccan women epecially young girls are wearing half naked, causing us/me at least the greatest eye-sore! they ain't ackowledging any culture neither religion...
But i appreciate the fact that you wanna respect our traditions & stuff, i personaly see a lot of european girls wearing that Moroccan wear, it's like a dress, i don't know what they call it, but its like "Jellaba" but without a hood, its not so heavy so it won't cause you so much sweat, it's long enough to cover your feet, & it can cover half of your arms & most of your chest, & you're free to wear whatever you want under it.
Or you can simply wear a long & large T-Shirt with a large pants (not jeans, well, you wouldn't wear jeans in summer anyway would you )
I believe this is women stuff i just wanted to say what i have
Je te rĂ©ponds en franĂ§ais car je vois que tu viens de Quebec. Dans les grandes villes, tu peux mettre des jupes (surtout si elles vont jusqu'au genou, ca ne choquera pas). Comme tu dis il y a beaucoup de touristes et mĂȘme les marocaines dans les grandes villes s'habillent un peu comme en Europe. Cependant, cela dĂ©pend des quartiers et si ceci est vrai dans les quartiers touristiques et les centres, cela s'avĂšre moins vrai dans les quartiers un peu plus reculĂ©s, mĂȘme des grandes villes, ce sera pas mal vu, c'est surtout que tu risques d'avoir beaucoup de regards masculins mais dans les endroits Ă visiter, pas de souci.
Pour ce qui est des villages, il vaut mieux Ă©viter les vetements moulants et trop courts.
Pour ce qui est du soleil, si tu le crains, c'est sur que des vetements plutot longs mais lĂ©gers (en lin par exemple) sont plus appropriĂ©s parce que ca peut taper assez fort, si on passe sa journĂ©e dehors.
Pour rĂ©sumer je dirais de prendre les deux types de vetements, et puis d'adapter en fonction des situations.
Thank you both for your answer, it will help me chose what I should bring...
Emy, Ă§a confirme un peu ce que je croyais, que dans les villes c'Ă©tait un peu plus "libĂ©ral". Donc merci, je crois en effet que je vais amener les deux styles de vĂȘtements, et je vais laisser de cĂŽtĂ© ce qui est trĂšs court
De rien et bon sĂ©jour au Maroc
kdja, like the others have mentioned, its best for you to dress modestly as much as you can, this doesn't mean walk around with a niqaab, but simply cover up the places that are seen to be too out in the open, for example, covering your legs and chest as much as you can will be useful here are some beautiful pics of modest wear, made in morocco style
i'm not asking you to dress like this, just showing off some pics i have on my pc
Well they aren't dresses that can be worn on the street anyway, there obviously needs to be a special occasion etc to wear these, but their designs are just fabulous i think.
And thanks for having good taste PB
Of course you can't afford them, they are not for the average person (ie. you and i) lol, you can go for cheaper stuff or like you said, just dig into your wardrobe that's always the best idea.