What To Wear In Morocco: Simple Guide

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Morocco is a Muslim country with 99% of its population being Muslim. A simple guide to what to wear in Morocco is to respect Islam’s emphasis on modesty.

Clothes are not meant to attract attention or excessively reveal the body. Women should ensure that their clothes do not expose their cleavage, shoulders, or thighs.

This same principle applies to menswear. Men should wear long pants or shorts and a t-shirt. Wear comfortable shoes such as trainers or sandals. Young boys can wear shorts.

As aa example: A woman travelling to Morocco could wear long skirts and dresses. Jeans or trousers that cover the knees. Generally, if women wear jeans they usually wear a long top to cover their bums. Polo shirts and camisoles can be worn under sweaters and cardigans. It’s best to wear comfortable shoes. As you will most likely do a lot of walking. It’s best to avoid heels.

What To Wear In Morocco As A Woman

The women in Morocco usually dress conservatively. Some wear long dresses that go down to their ankles, with long sleeves. They do not all cover their heads but dress modestly. The younger generation often wears jeans.

As an example: A woman travelling to Morocco could wear long skirts and dresses. Jeans or trousers that cover the knees. Generally, if women wear jeans they usually wear a long top to cover their bums. Polo shirts and camisoles can be worn under sweaters and cardigans.

It’s best to wear comfortable shoes. As you will most likely do a lot of walking. It’s best to avoid heels. Some women buy a Kaftan the traditional Moroccan dress. They are long dresses. There are a large range of fabrics and colours on sale.

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You can buy thicker material for the winter months and light cotton for the summer months. Which will keep you cool. You can also blend in with the locals. They are comfortable and modest too.

Marrakech has many tourists so they are used to foreigners.

So what should female tourists wear in Morocco?

You can wear the type of clothes that you feel comfortable in. Its best not to wear shorts, or tops that show your cleavage to stop the harassment.

Watch the video below by travel blogger Nikki Vargas – she explains what to wear for women very nicely, thank you Nikki.

How should I dress for a trip to Morocco?

This depends on the weather! In the summer the desert heat can be quite unbearable. It is best to wear light cotton clothes.

What to wear in Morocco in November

November is a good month to visit Morrocco it is often cooler than the summer months. And there are fewer tourists around. Daytime temperatures can be as high as 27°C. It can get chilly on some days. And also could rain. So you have to be prepared.

We suggest you pack clothing that is suited to all temperatures. It is good to dress in layers. You can wear a t-shirt in the day and if it is cold in the evening you can wear your cardigan or jacket.

What to wear in Morocco in December

In December the temperatures in Marrakech average around 14°C degrees during the day. And gets colder after dark. Again dressing in layers in a good idea.
We suggest you pack jeans, sweaters, jumpers, and hoodies. You should also pack warm pyjamas and robes.

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If you are planning a trip to the mountains. You could pack a winter jacket, thick socks, hats, and boots. Bear in mind that December is one of Morocco’s rainiest months.

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