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Morocco dress code

Before travelling to any country, you should understand the appropriate dress code to comply and blend in with the culture and history of the place you are visiting.

What is the dress code in Morocco?

Morocco's dress code is extremely conservative and both men and women should ensure that their clothes are not revealing or show wealth. You should also wear long, cool trousers both as a display of modesty and to protect yourself from the warm weather conditions and burning sun. You should also avoid wearing jewellery or carrying expensive electronics.

Can you wear shorts in Morocco?

Men are able to wear shorts in Morocco, especially younger men, but this is not the norm which means in order to blend in, you may want to wear light trousers instead. Women should not wear shorts and should wear long trousers or knee-length skirts unless their shorts are reasonably long and come down to their knees.

Is there a dress code in Morocco for women?

Tourists in Morocco do not necessarily have a dress code. However, it is prudent to wear long-sleeved tops and to avoid strappy, low-cut or tight tank tops to avoid unwanted attention. You should also wear a longer shirt that covers your thighs or the waist of your trousers.

Any type of trousers is usually fine, including jeans. However, you should avoid shorts and ensure that your trousers are at least knee-length. You should also avoid wearing very short skirts as these are not commonly worn in Morocco for modesty reasons.

What to pack to wear in Morocco

Men should pack button-down shirts and other smarter tops as Moroccan men tend to dress more smartly than in Western countries. They should also pack lighter trousers to keep cool and avoid sunburn. Both men and women can wear both shoes and sandals and these will be the best options to keep cool and keep your feet rested on long hikes.

Women should pack long-sleeved tops and light clothing. A good option is a maxi dress, as this is a modest length. However, if you choose this option, you may want to cover your shoulders to keep from getting sunburnt. When swimming or by the pool, most styles of swimwear are fine, but you should aim for something modest and avoid revealing bikinis.

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