What to Wear: A Maxi Dress for March in Istanbul

What to Wear: A Maxi Dress for March in Istanbul

Hat tip to long-time EmilyStyle insider, Katie, for the suggestion to pack a black maxi dress on this trip. This is one of my favorite outfits from the carry-on bag so far!

I wrapped a light chambray tuxedo blouse over the black maxi dress and belted it. Underneath, black tights for warmth and flat black boots. It was warm today, but I packed a light jacket and a scarf in case.  I thought the result was a little “Annie Oakley” with a splash of “Diane Keaton.”

Istanbul’s dress code is pretty relaxed. I’ve seen plenty of women in short dresses with tights (and wore that myself yesterday) but it does feel comfortable to be a little more covered up. when so many women are in hijab.

Yes, I am still obsessed with photographic tiles. These are from our visit to the really lovely Archeology Museums next to Topkapi Palace.

Only a couple more days in Istanbul ahead and then we’re headed to the coast to stay in Bodrum for a week and on to Greece.

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  1. Anonymous at 10:49 pm

    Love this look for Istanbul. After all, why be a western whore (kidding) when you can look nice but sophisticated? I learned that in Mexico.

  2. Anonymous at 2:58 pm

    I just got back from a 9-day stay in Istanbul and am experiencing post-trip depression! I read through your entire blog and loved reliving my trip through your pictures and descriptions. What a wonderful city! I spent one day visiting Bogazici University near Bebec (where my son is studying abroad for a semester), which may be one of the most beautiful universities in the world. I already miss the cats, the mosques, and the outdoor cafes. Thanks for your blog!

  3. mrsem Author at 1:43 am

    Post-trip depression is the worst! They say the only cure is to start planning your next trip.