How to dress in Turkey

Despite being in a country that is part of the European Union, Turkey is a Muslim society that, as such, has a series of uses of both clothing and social behaviors, especially if you are a woman. Here we are going to give you the keys so that you know how to dress in Turkey and enjoy your trip in a safe and quiet way.

No tight clothes

You must think that we are in a Muslim country; It is true that if you travel to large cities like Istanbul, you will find Turkish women who dress in skirts, with suspenders and without a veil, but very tight garments that mark the body of women are not well seen in most populations of the country.

Thus, if you want to know how to dress in Turkey, it is best to fill your suitcase with wide, comfortable and long pants or skirts. You should also think that if you are going to tour Turkey, comfortable and light clothes will be your best allies.

Off the necklines

Another element that you should avoid when choosing clothes to go to Turkey are necklines. Low-cut and provocative shirts can cause some people to look at you badly or others to look at you excessively and cause you discomfort.

To avoid this, it is best to go with round neck shirts that are loose fitting and short sleeves: remember that showing your shoulders is also frowned upon in Muslim countries.

Keep the jewels

Another tip that we give you to know how to dress in Turkey is that you leave the jewelry stored at home. To avoid any scare, it is best not to stand out among the people of the city, therefore, large jewels or high-value accessories are better kept safe.

If you can’t go out without your earrings, choose to wear jewelry that has little value and will keep thieves away.

The clothes to visit mosques

You should also bear in mind that if you want to enter a mosque in Turkey you should avoid wearing some clothes that are banned by the Muslim religion.

In order to enter you must cover your head with a scarf, so it is recommended that you always carry one in your bag; If you dress in pants or short skirt, you will not be able to enter the mosque whether you are a woman or a man. The shoulders should also be covered with a garment, it is best to wear short-sleeved shirts.

General advice

In general, the best clothing to wear in Turkey is nourished by long pants or skirts paired with low-cut and baggy blouses.

The handkerchief is a fundamental element that can be carried in your bag, especially if you want to enter mosques.

A pair of socks in your bag are also worthless since to enter the mosque they will make you remove your shoes.

The most suitable shoes for your trip to Turkey are those comfortable shoes perfect for walking for long hours. If you want to give your look a little more feminine touch, you can opt for comfortable wedge shoes.

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