Boohoo Kaftan for Marrakech Sultan

For our trip to Marrakech, we went cheap skate style and flew with only hand luggage. Indeed as much as nothing gets me more in the holiday spirit than spending excessive amounts of money in Boots, buying mini deodorants and conditioners, face wipes, Iboprophene and razors (because although I can’t take them with me on the plane I usually haven’t used one for a while), the thought of choosing 3-4 outfits that fit into a Barbie Doll sized bag on the contrary simply fills me with dread.

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Going for just under a week to a destination with just hand luggage is really like taking up the ultimate fashion gauntlet, the one which Ryanair merrily throws down to the vast majority of UK travelers. Concentrate the mind and get this one right and you could have not just 3 outfits but 9 (where all items can be mix matched together). Get this wrong and you could end up two odd wooly socks, a pair of shorts that are too tight, a see through Kimono and some cow boy boots that seemed like a good idea at the time.

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Morocco is a religious place and although one of the most liberal Muslim countries I would advise that out of respect for local beliefs and sensitivities (whilst in no way compulsory) to wear non revealing clothes – that is dresses or shorts which are over the knee and tops which cover at least the shoulders. It is very hot, so really if you can’t face covering up completely then that is fair enough, but the majority local women wear long floaty dresses and trousers and head scarves so you will stand out more if you don’t try a bit more conservatively than if on a girls weekend break to Ibiza.

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Being British I tend to like to get legs and arms out in the sun at the first opportunity so all my summer clothes were rather shorts and skimpy. I therefore trawled the shops and the internet for some maxi dresses, which would be perfect in the heat and for the environment to which I was heading. My most appropriate and favorite purchase of them all has got to be the Β£18 Kaftan which I bought from Boohoo.com It comes in a variety of colors and I opted on the more spicy green one. The long part of the dress is sheer and so goes right down to the ground although ties up at the waist to give it some great shape. It has an under dress (which could even double as a separate dress in its own right) which is shorter and so seen through sun light, the garment is long but still sexy. This was so perfect for my trip to Marrakesh I wore it on two consecutive days and the hotel manager told me how Moroccan my dress looked which I loved! πŸ˜‰ I combined it with evil eye jewellery and a large solid silver bracelet. Let me know what you think?

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Una V Neck Paisley Neon Kaftan Maxi Dress – BOOHOO.COM

EVIL EYE RING AND BRACELET – ALI EXPRESS

SILVER BANGLE – AFGHAN CONNECTION – charity supporting education

Eclipse Thong Sandals- GUESS (sold out)

 

18 thoughts on “Boohoo Kaftan for Marrakech Sultan

    1. Thanks so much, I am glad that you like the pictures!All the courtyards were so exotic and I particularly loved the ornate details of the palaces. You should definately go, it is quite an experience and there is a lot of beauty hidden behind the narrow streets and carpet shops. Let me know when you go, I’d love to hear about it!:)

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    1. I would love to be like that too!I do try to pack lightly but I end up filling whatever sized bag I am allowed to take. Things have changed though since I travel a lot with hand luggage though so I am getting used to ruthlessly excluding the second pair of boots and choosing a smaller book- because really who gets through 2,000 pages of Vanity Fair in 3 days? It is liberating, more organised and definately a lot easier to travel light! Thanks for your comment, I really appreciate it! Abi xxx

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  1. Nice post, love the dress. So comfy with the fabrics that “breathe”! Check also garments made of Tencel, very good material in warm and tropical countries. It is also environmental friendly! Win-win.

    Thank you for liking my post on travelling light. I mix topics such as music, second hand, food with a touch of environmental consciousness. I hope I will see you again and let me know what you think!

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    1. Thanks so much, I’m glad you like the dress! This was the first time that I had worn a long dress like that in the height of summer and you are right it was so comfy and cool! I’ll definitely check out Tencel and will let you know my thought on it too! Your post was really fun and as it is a topic close to my heart I thought I would show my appreciation πŸ™‚ Looking forward to reading more about your travels too and thanks again for your great comment! All the best, Abi xxx

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    1. Thanks! πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you liked the post πŸ™‚ I really hope that you will be able to go there one day too! I had been waiting ages to go and really had a great time so I can safely say that it lived up to expectations! X

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    1. Thank you so much, I am so glad that you like the outfit and the post! Yes the courtyards were lovely and a really nice feature of Moroccan architecture – from the outside the buildings looked quite plain and then inside the cool ornate courtyards with mosaics and fountains – really magical and exotic! The Dar Si Said museum had a particularly lovely one with plants and water features. I am glad that this has made you want to visit Marrakesh. All the best, Abi xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, I am glad that you like them πŸ™‚ It was hard to find something that was long but also cool so was pretty pleased with this find πŸ™‚ The pictures were taken in some of Marrakesh’s most interesting sites, including the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said, all of which are a must see if you haven’t yet been to Marrakesh! Again, I really appreciate your kind words. Best wishes, Abi xxx

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