One of the most beautiful features of Moroccan architecture and design has got to be the incredible use of tiles of all patterns, colors and shapes to decorate tombs, palaces, doorways, walls and courtyards. It is difficult, combining many different patterns together and yet here in Marrakesh, builders have made it seem as it if was the easiest, most natural thing in the world to do. I really found it fascinating to see plain geometric shapes create such rich and ornate decoration and the important place which mosaics hold in Moorish art.
When I went shopping for some appropriately long summer clothes, I noticed that pattern prints were definitely in vogue at the moment and so I just couldn’t help but buy a dress that would match and blend right into my surroundings. I opted for a maxi dress as this would be right for local sensitivities but also would take up very little space in my suitcase. Now I usually avoid this look as long dresses I feel seem to have the dreaded tent effect on me, but this I just loved how the fabric of this dress molded to my body and how the overlapping top made my waist look thinner. The geometric patterns of the dress merged with the beautiful buildings around me and even the colors were in harmony with all the surrounding greens and blues. It was comfortable and cool as it has a low cut back. Let me know what you think! 🙂
Flounce Geo Print Maxi Dress – FOREVER 21
Pink Sunglasses – H &M
Evil Eye Jewellery (Ring, Bracelet and Earrings) – ALI EXPRESS
Silver Bracelet – AFGHAN CONNECTION – charity supporting education
Eclipse Thong Sandals – GUESS (Sold Out)