Egypt DRESS

           

  

 

 

           

 

 

Egypt Dress

 

Egypt Dress

 

As regarding the Egypt dress, on the whole period of about 3000 years of the antique Egypt (3300 BC and till the Egypt` s conquer by Alexander Macedon in 332 BC), very few changes happened in the Egyptian way of dressing. The basic dressing code was a cope wrapped around the body or several pieces of material tied in nooses. The men were having their bust uncovered and were wearing a perizoma, a kind of short skirt, and subsequently, in the New Kingdom, a short shirt. The women were wearing long shirt to the ankles, caught with pair of braces, white only. The girls had their chest undressed and the dancers were completely nude.

 

As regarding the Egypt dress, on the whole period of about 3000 years of the antique Egypt (3300 BC and till the Egypt` s conquer by Alexander Macedon in 332 BC), very few changes happened in the Egyptian way of dressing. The basic dressing code was a cope wrapped around the body or several pieces of material tied in nooses. The men were having their bust uncovered and were wearing a perizoma, a kind of short skirt, and subsequently, in the New Kingdom, a short shirt. The women were wearing long shirt to the ankles, caught with pair of braces, white only.

Egypt Dress
 

The girls had their chest undressed and the dancers were completely nude. In the present Egypt dress, if you visit the country you will see that the women are dressed in different ways:
 

 

 

some of the young girls are dressed in normal clothes and expose their arms, some of the girls have a scarf on the head but showing their faces and some women are totally covered by clothes, including the face.
 
Egyptian Dress

It seems that more than 90% of the Egypt` s women wear their shoulders and hair covered (the hijab) or have their full body covered excepting the eyes (the burka). Some of the women have the eyes covered also. Egypt is an Islamic country and strongly conservative where you can see young women dressed in tops, tight jeans and colored hijabs. In some tourist sites from Egypt you can see women dressed with clothes that reveal their body, exposing their cleavage and legs.

 

These women from West are seen by the Egyptians as low women. And this is because what is considered sexy in West is considered an inappropriate thing in the Arabic world.

 

If you want to pay a visit to Egypt you should wear clothes that cover your legs, shoulders, arms, as well as your cleavage.

 

There are no problems regarding the way your wear your hair. You can tied it in a bun with a scarf on it with a knot in the back.

 

You can buy a scarf from the numerous and beautiful ones that are sold in the Luxor and Cairo magazines and which don` t cost too much.

 

 

More, if you want to enter in a Coptic Orthodox church or in an Islamic church you have to wear clothes that cover your body, including legs and shoulders. There are tourists wearing shorts and sleeveless tops and then there is no wonder why the Egyptian stare at them.
 

 

 

It` s lack of respect and a bad attitude towards the dressing code of Egypt. So, a good option is to wear shirts with long sleeve, from light cotton, pants from light cotton and we can wear a scarf on the head if you like it and if you want to protect your head from sun. Only respecting the Egyptians and their customs you will be seen as a respectful person. When it comes to clothes is not hard at all.
 

 

 

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