Originally Posted by svBeBe
Question for those women who have cruised in Morocco
, preferably within past 2 years -- Is it considered okay for western women visitors to wear ankle length pants and shirts covering to elbow
? Or are we supposed to fully cover arms to wrists and wear skirts to ankles?
though not of the fairer sex, i have visited there many times with my wife and female crewmembers.
morocco is quite complex,as it has a massive coastline,all of the stops along it are fairly western and with a medittereanian feel,so along the promenades and beaches you will see the teenage local girls wearing anything from bikinis to shorts and tshirts,followed by older women in jallabeya with headscarves.
in the towns you will find women wearing the latest paris "chik" in the bars and restaurants!
however most will have a headscarf in their bag that they will don on the walk home.
if you travel inland,or visit a souk more conservative dress is probably reccomended,ieshirt with long sleves,closed neck , long pants,and a headscarf,more out of respect,than nessecity,but no point in drawing undue attention.
by middle eastern standards morrocco is very european by comparison,untill you go further inland where the berber women wear more traditional islamic dress