“What should I wear in Marrakech?” was probably my most researched question before travelling to the beautiful city on holiday last month. Despite my heritage, the only other Muslim country I’ve visited is Turkey, where tourists can freely walk around in shorts, strap tops, and get on with it.
However, I had read that the dress code in Marrakech, especially in sacred parts within the Medina, should be respectful. For women, that meant covering legs, at least to below the knees, and shoulders.
To prepare, I took along the following three outfits – and wanted to share them with you, if you’re experiencing the same predicament as I was before we arrived!
Outfit 1: The Jumpsuit
The jumpsuit is special because it’s made with care by a small, family-run manufacturer in Bali, paying fair wages, and employing staff with fair hours too.
I customised my jumpsuit slightly by removing the elastic around the ankles, which created more of a floaty feel when walking around. As for the t-shirt, it’s my current favourite from Nude Ethics, and the bag and sandals are vegan leather from Matt & Nat.
Outfit 2: The Sun Dress
To cope, I rolled the sleeves up and hid in the shade with my Peep Eyewear sunglasses and customary straw hat!
Outfit 3: The Evening Dress
The dress is made from polyester, meaning it’s slightly heavier than the other two options, but is completely uncreasable (if that’s even a word) and travelled perfectly with me. The round collar felt reminiscent of a traditional dishdash too, and coupled with little gold buttons and a loose fit, it was the perfect evening dress.
As with all my outfits, it was nice to wear things that went with my limited supply of bags (one) and sandals (one)!