I really hate when the weather starts to get hot in Marrakech and I dig out my summer clothes. Because I’m covered up whenever we go outside I really need clothes that don’t make me want to faint from heat exhaustion but still cover me up. I love a cute maxi dress but most are too strappy to wear alone or look like something pulled out of Little House on the Prairie.
Why is it so hard to find modest dresses that are still cute? I set out on a quest to find trendy modest clothing, including long sleeve maxi dresses which are all the rage but also seem to be the proverbial needle in the haystack.
This company makes several different patterns of this cut of dress. I really love this print specifically. It checks all my boxes of having sleeves, a longer length and no low cut neck. If it still feels a bit too short for you, pair it with some leggings or even straight-leg jeans.
If you’re looking for a really basic dress than look no further. This dress is available in 29 different colors and patterns. It’s a simple A line trapeze cut dress giving you plenty of room for comfort. They are made with a bit of spandex too to give you some more stretch. Wear it loose or use a belt to have a closer fit.
This is a little more revealing as it’s short sleeves however it could easily be paired with a kimono or cardigan for extra coverage. I think it’s a great basic dress to have in your wardrobe for Morocco or any destination that needs a little extra coverage. You could also dress it up with some fun jewelry or a scarf depending on the weather.
For a dress that is a very loose and comfortable this is your go to. It has all the coverage you’d want while still being light enough to wear even when the temperature is warm. It’s not everyone’s style however it certainly has Moroccan vibes and you’ll fit right in.
POCKETS! If you regularly buy or wear dresses than you know finding a great dress that also has pockets is a needle in a haystack. I love this fun pattern but there are several others available also that might be more your style.
While this dress is sleeveless, the halter top ensures coverage in the bust area (which can be hard to find). If you want more arm coverage pair with a large scarf/shawl or a cardigan to wear over the top. You could even wear a light button-up shirt tied in the front to still show off the pattern.
A basic 3/4 sleeve midi length dress that is easy to pull on and pack! It comes in several colors and has stretch in the fabric. Wear with leggings or jeans for more coverage if you’d like.
Cute maxi dress in a variety of patterns (including short sleeve options). The fit does run slim and be sure to read the sizing instructions so that you get the correct size. The flower pattern is different than many other floral pattern dresses but the company does have several other patterns and styles available as well.
If you’re not afraid of color than this wrap maxi dress is for you. There are several color patterns available but this was my favorite. It is a wrap dress and has a little lower neck cut so it’s something to consider based on your coverage needs.
If you’re after a soft and billowy floral maxi then this is where to start. There are 20+ different patterns available with this company and you’ll stay cool and comfortable. If you’re worried about any see-through issues opt for a darker color.
This dress comes in 36 different solid and pattern combinations so you’re sure to find something that fits your style. The dresses also have pockets which is every girls dress dream come true.
A simple maxi dress with pockets that can be paired with a cardigan or scarf over the top for added coverage. Would also like nice paired with a light denim jacket for cooler days and evenings.
A nice, dark denim midi dress with pockets. Pop on a pair of tennis shoes and you’re ready to explore the city. The material is travel friendly and while it has structure it’s not too heavy.
Looking for that perfect swishy skirt? This might be it! There aren’t a lot of color options available but there are fun colors beyond just black and brown. Pair with a cute patterned or basic top for a complete look. Can easily be dressed up or down making it a good versatile piece for your wardrobe.
This skirt screams summer and if you’re visiting Marrakech you’ll blend right in with the walls of the city! But, don’t worry it comes in several other colors. It’s a pull on skirt so no having to deal with zippers or buttons – and you’ll have a little extra give for any extra goodies you might eat while on vacation!
You’ll need something to wear with your dresses of course!
I tend to wear flats with my maxi dresses mostly because I’m not comfortable in heels and they’re so versatile. Be sure to read this post if you want a pair of flats for traveling that will also pair with your maxis.
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