Whenever I travel somewhere that’s a little more conservative, girls leave messages or send emails asking what I’ve packed and how I dressed in a certain country. Morocco was no different so I promised I’d share how to dress in Morocco along with some of my favorite styles now for travel. What to wear in Morocco shouldn’t stress you out – it’s the fun part (or maybe I just love packing and planning).
I have written in the past a couple posts that are similar and you can use as more resources:
Those are both conservative countries in their own different ways. Make sure to check them out. I wrote last month about what I packed for this multi-cultural trip abroad which included Europe, Middle East, and Africa all in a month.
Morocco Travel Guide
- What to Buy in Morocco
- How to Dress in Morocco (for general tips on how I dress boho chic, check here)
- 20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Morocco
- What Food to Try in Morocco
- Morocco Itinerary: A Guide for 2 Weeks
- Where to Stay
How to Dress in Morocco – Ideas of What to Wear in Morocco
Morocco is a Muslim country and although they speak French in some areas, Spanish in others, and are used to tourists, it’s still a conservative place. Compared to Turkey for example this was much more conservative. I would say it’s a little more relaxed than Jordan.
I suggest taking the following styles of clothing:
Long silk maxi dress to wear under button up tops
Leather jacket – it does get cold at night
Long sleeve breezy button up shirts
Long sleeve jackets – I prefer thin silk because breezy
Ali baba trousers – I love the ones from FARA
Jumpsuits/ Pantsuits – I have a green culotte one I wear a lot
Jeans – totally fine in Morocco
Leggings / short dress combination – feel free to take spaghetti strap dresses and just layer a button up over it
Thin sweater for layering
It’s all about layering. Don’t be afraid to take your favorite pieces and just wear something over them to make them appropriate.
I always find that a trip is much better when I dress in an outfit I enjoy rather than just making due with what I have on hand. Because of that, I shop thinking about travel. I buy pieces that I know will be good for travel. Here are a few pieces that I own and love below.
Favorite travel pieces I own for layering
TIA silk dresses and jackets – almost all of what is pictured above is from my friend Tia’s Goa brand. You can shop her clothes on Etsy and I have links to each item underneath the photos above. These are all her new designs. I love her cotton stuff as well, it’s thin Indian khaddi and perfect for traveling- plus most of that is on sale!
Ali Baba silk trousers – I take these everywhere
Baggy raw silk tops – perfect to wear with jeans and cover my bum
UO Wrap Tops love this top and have it in two colors
UO Culotte Pants – a dream for travelers
UO Maxi Dresses – I am wearing a black maxi all the time when I travel. I love wearing a silk one under laid-back cotton tops.
UO Jumpsuits – it’s very baggy but I like that
Top Shop Jamie jeans – I have these in ripped black, indigo, and green. They are the best fitting high-rise jeans I’ve ever found.
Those are some of my favorite travel pieces of clothing but I know my style might not be like yours. I wear these even in countries that aren’t conservative but they are great for when I want to be a little under the radar and not worry at all about being offensive to anyone.
A few more tips on what to wear in Morocco
- You can take off shawls at most restaurants
- You can wear bikinis at hotel pools, they can be skimpy but even the French are not sunbathing nude!
- At night, we did see all types of girls (Moroccan and foreign) in short dresses to go party. It’s up to you but I didn’t feel comfortable doing so.
- The medinas are fairly clean but there is some water and donkey poo, so don’t wear dresses or jeans that drag the floor. This is a good reason for mid-calf maxi dresses and culottes! Even a nice cropped pantsuit!