‘Can I wear a dress?’ and ‘Do I have to cover my arms and legs?’ – these are some of the most common questions I’m regularly asked. And definitely, you should find these things out before your trip to Marrakech. So, what can you actually wear and what is an absolute no-go? And are there any particular rules you should follow when it comes to dressing up? I don’t want to leave you in the dark and, therefore, I put some great outfit ideas together especially for your upcoming trip to Marrakech. Thank me later!
Marrakech is currently so touristy that almost nothing is too eccentric to wear. But note: the key word is almost. Basically, it depends entirely on where you are heading and what you are planning to do. Are you going for a day of shopping in the medina? In this case, you should follow different “dress code rules” than when you are heading into the new city. But, of course, the most important is that you feel comfortable in your skin (and in your outfit)!
When I’m in Marrakech, I always put a trip to the souq in the planning. Therefore, depending on the season, I make sure I pack in my SUITSUIT luggage beautiful dresses, skirts or jeans with a pretty shirt to pair. Not only out of respect for the locals but also for my own comfort, I find it important to cover up when I visit this part of the city. I put on a long boho dress with a pair of flat sandals and an oversized straw hat. Or I opt for my favourite jeans with a white linen shirt and a pair of sneakers. Another great option is to buy one of the fabulous breezy Moroccan kaftans. You can find one in several small boutiques, for example, Lalla Boutique or Max & Jan. And last but not least, the golden tip: bring comfortable shoes, as one thing you’ll do for sure – walk miles per a day. Below, you’ll find six medina-proof looks to get inspired: