What To Wear In Croatia
To sum it up - yachting world meets Ibiza chic
- A trip to Croatia is likely to involve enjoying the fabulous beaches, so bikinis and beach wear, with a sarong or kikoy, is very much the look for the day time.
- For evenings, a smart-casual look will work well, and Croatian women do like their men to make an effort.
- If you are planning on eating out, it is worth knowing that restaurants are not that formal, but people do tend to dress up in the evenings.
- The early evening is still traditionally the time when locals take a stroll before dinner; the ladies showing off tans in floaty sundresses and guys in jeans and polo shirts.
- Leave your high heels at home, the cobbled streets in most of the medieval towns will have your heels ruined and you hobbling around looking anything but stylish.
- Kitten heels are just about ok, but pretty sandals/flip-flops are definitely your best bet.
- If you are planning on visiting any religious sites then you must cover your shoulders; if you packed a pashmina or shawl for the evenings then it works well here to cover your shoulders in church.
- The summer (June/July/August) is very hot and the lightest natural fabrics will work best.
- For an elegant look and to keep cool in the midday sun be sure to pack a stylish sun hat.
- In the cooler months - from November to May - you need to pack a rainproof coat, as this is the wettest time of year.
- The sea views from Buza bar, Dubrovnik are fantastic.
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