What To Wear Traveling In Pakistan As A Female
Pakistan Dress Code for Women Travelers
Pakistani dress code for women might just be the most colorful in the world.
Find a balance between being comfortable in the clothes you’re wearing for travel and being aware of the customs and traditions in the places you’re going. Pakistan is a country that has a lot of different types of terrain and temperature. There is a big difference between cities and more rural areas, as well as between the mountain peaks and the plains.
You can find out how to dress in Pakistan and how women dress in Pakistan by reading this guide. I also have some advice for people who aren’t sure what to wear and how to be respectful and comfortable.
What to wear in Pakistan if you are a female traveler?
As it is said that “While in Rome do as the Romans do”, one should follow the dress code when they go to any country. If you’re planning to visit Pakistan and do not know what to wear there and how to look like Pakistanis then you’re at the right place. Here I’m going to tell you everything about the Pakistani dress code for women.
- Shalwar Kameez
This is the Shalwar Kameez, which is a long-sleeved shirt that is worn with a shawl for decency and a pair of pants that taper at the ankles. Most of the time, these things are bright or even have designs and jewels on them.
In addition to being modest, the Shalwar Kameez is good for hot weather because it covers the shoulders, chest, and most of the time the arms. It’s fun to wear because European clothes aren’t usually so bright.
Most women should wear shirts with sleeves long enough to cover their butts. Looser shirts that cover up your body’s shape are best. Leave the clothes that show your curves and cleavage at home. It’s better to wear longer, slouchy shirts in places where people are more conservative.
The liberal parts of major cities, such as malls and Defense neighborhoods, are good places to wear t-shirts. You can also wear them while hiking in Gilgit-Baltistan. If you’re going hiking in areas like Swat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, I don’t think you should wear t-shirts.
Long pants, dresses, and skirts are all you need to dress for the party. You can wear tight jeans and leggings if your shirt is long enough to cover your butt.
Don’t wear shorts, please.
- Headscarves and dupattas
Outside of mosques, you don’t need to cover your head. You should always have a scarf with you. This is a good thing to have when you’re in religious places, or when you’re in places like bazaars where people stare at you. They are the scarves that women put across their chests to keep men from looking at their boobs.
- Chador or Burka
A long, loose robe that covers the whole body and the top of the head, as well. Most of the time, it’s worn over the face and has a small opening for your eyes. Wear it if you want to look more appropriate.
- Mix your own clothes with things from the area
It’s easy and comfortable to wear a kurta with jeans. Kurtas, of course, will go below your hips to be a little more conservative. You still have the comfort of jeans (and pockets) that you’re used to, though!
Do what you want. You can reveal your feet! Slip-on shoes are best because you’ll have to take off your shoes to enter mosques, homes, and other places.
What and how to wear in religious places and mosques in Pakistan?
Outside many mosques, there will be a sign that says that women must dress in the correct Islamic way to enter. In this case, your arms and legs need to be covered. Also, your head needs to be covered as well. There are many places where you can get a scarf if you forget your own.
If you want to cover your head, you can either use the scarf to drape over your hair, or you can tie it up in a top knot.
Pack for the weather
- It’s the hottest from April to October. If you have a skin allergy or get burned by the sun, don’t wear synthetic clothes. You can pack light cotton clothes.
- Winters (November, December, January, and February) can be very cold, so bring some warm clothes with you.
Tips for Pakistan packing list
- When you think about what to wear in Pakistan, keep in mind that the country is very traditional. A lot of clothes that show a lot of skin, such as short tops, short skirts, and tight clothes, should be kept away from.
- A shalwar kameez is a good choice because it’s what people in the area wear. At any market, you can get this long tunic top for cheap. It comes with loose-fitting pants that are easy to move in, too.
- When you go on a trip, make sure you have some loose long pants, full-sleeve shirts, and t-shirts.
- A full-sleeved shirt is the best way to protect yourself from the sun and mosquito bites at night.
- You should wear light wool against your skin because it helps you keep your body temperature stable. It makes you feel warm in the cold, wicks away moisture when it’s hot and doesn’t smell even after a long time.
- An umbrella for the rain and sun is a good thing to have when you’re out in the rain and sun.
- Make sure you have good sunscreen (we like the Riemann P20 range for 10 hours of protection) and good sunglasses with you when you go outside.
- If you’re going on a trip, make sure you have a good jacket. Over 23 pockets, sleeves that can be taken off, and RFID protection make the SCOTTeVEST travel jacket a favorite of us.
I hope this helped you figure out what to wear in Pakistan. Have a great trip!