Figuring out what to wear in Morocco can be challenging.
For myself, it was important to be mindful of the culture and etiquette. At the same time, temperatures on a daily average were 38 degrees Celsius, it was challenging to dress for the weather and trying to look cute in photos.
In August, I visited the country on a G Adventures Tour and have gotten many questions on what to wear.
If you are wondering what to wear in Morocco, I hope this post helps you out!
What to Wear in Morocco
Keep in mind this is a Muslim country. As a female, dressing modestly will help you avoid any unwanted attention. Wearing garments that cover your shoulders and knees is a good rule of thumb.
Wear a hat to cover yourself from the Sun.
Depending on your activities, bring an extra pair of closed toed shoes incase one gets soiled.
Wear sunglasses. It’s very sunny and people can’t see your eyes, therefore, cannot see where you are looking. It’ll come handy when shopping.
Location: Royal Stables in Meknes
Wearing: Wilfred T-shirt, Zara Culottes (similar here)
Location: Fes Medina
Wearing: Thrifted top and maxi dress
Useful Tips for The Medina:
I recommend wearing closed toed shoes in any Medina that you visit. I was mindful of my step each way but I could have easily stepped in a puddle near a donkey if I was not careful.
During the tour, we were allotted time to wander around ourselves and regroup afterwards. My significant other was always within close proximity so I wasn’t particularly worried about anyone or merchants approaching me. There was a time in the Medina where I trailed far away enough that it looked like I was alone.
With that, here are some tips for the Medina and in general what helped me in Morocco.
If you don’t know where you are going, don’t show it. Walk with your back straight and with a purpose.
If you are directionally challenged, remember landmarks (really flashy stalls) to know what to look for on your way back.
Our tour guide explained that it’s a part of Moroccan culture to haggle. They enjoy the banter and voices will be raised but there is no animosity. Of course, if you feel the transaction will not work out, you can say no and walk away. This applies to cabs and merchants, there will most likely be another cab that is willing to take you where you need to go and another merchant that is selling what you want.
Be Firm With Strangers Trying To Show You Directions:
We booked to stay in a riad in the Medina after the tour. After exiting the cab and walking for a bit, there was a local that approached us and made it look like we asked him to lead us to our riad although we didn’t. After trying to communicate we didn’t need assistance along the way, once we reached the door of our riad after he expected us to pay him for walking with us. I was firm that he wouldn’t be collecting anything from us.
Where: Saadian Tombs
Wearing: Wilfred Sonore Dress
Location: Merzouga – Sahara Desert
Wearing: Mink Pink Top (old), Wilfred Pants
I hope you got some outfit inspirations and helpful tips from this post!
If you had any questions about my experience with the tour or have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment!
Thanks for reading,