Fashion Friday: Advice for Grandma

by Tina on February 1, 2008

in Fashion, Morocco


As you may remember from this post, my Mother-in-Law is coming for a visit in 3 weeks.  I promised a bit of fashion advice since this is her first trip to Morocco (actually first trip out of the US!) but I thought you all might like to know what to wear just in case you decide to stop by for a bit of mint tea and treasure hunting in the medina!


There is a wide variety of interpretations of “modest” dress, but one rule that most women follow here is that the *ahem* buttocks must be covered.  Many of the local women choose to do that with a jilaba, but there are others such as the woman crossing the street in the picture above who choose to simply wear a long shirt or jacket.  You would also want to avoid anything particularly low cut, revealing or sleeveless.


I like to wear a top like this dress with jeans and maybe a pair of  high heel boots… but anything long will do!  Now don’t get me wrong- I still wear my jilaba from time to time when the occasion is right, but when I choose an everyday outfit I think about a top like this.  The great thing about visiting in the winter is that you can wear your coat over any shirt and you are set!  Now, if you plan to visit the countryside or a small town you would probably be better off trying to pick up a jilaba before heading out, but for us city dwellers our western clothes are very modest and acceptable.

So, Grandma, hurry up and just pack your bag!!

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Amy February 1, 2008 at 9:09 pm

I can totally see her in a dress like that. “-) LOL.


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