What I Wore for Visiting Edfu & Kom Ombo
Wondering what to wear when visiting Edfu & Kom Ombo in Egypt? This post will explain!
Dress | Hat (Similar here & here) | Sandals | Scarf | Sunglasses | Watch
This was my outfit for a day of exploring temples in Edfu and Kom Ombo. These particular photos were taken in Edfu, though. Both of these destinations required some walking (and there was a few hours of riding on our Nile River cruise in between them), and both destinations were very, very warm. So, comfort was still key! This turned out to be one of my favorite outfits of the trip because it was incredibly comfortable, and I thought it looked rather nice too!
*Note: I was here during the month of May. If you’re here during winter you may want a cardigan or jacket to go with this outfit!
Believe it or not, this dress is the same dress as my Nile River cruise outfit…it just has a different print. It’s incredible how different these two fit me! This one was a far better dress for exploring, though, as it isn’t dragging on the ground. (I’m 5 feet 5 inches tall and this dress is the perfect length for me.)
It was especially great for wearing while in Egypt because the length was modest enough (no knees should be showing), and it covered my shoulders + upper arms. (Egypt is predominately a Muslim country, so modest is the way to go!) This dress is nice and lightweight for a day of exploring out in the heat. It also was nice and loose (so, very comfortable + modest), but it didn’t look as though I was wearing a sack of potatoes either! If you can be comfy and still look nice, that’s a big plus in my book.
I had been a little bit worried that the two side slits could end in a wardrobe malfunction if it was windy, so I wore a pair of running shorts underneath my dress too (just in case). This turned out to be unnecessary as I never once had a wardrobe malfunction. (And I even wore this dress for riding a camel! You can see that, here!)
I also wore a scarf again, this is because the front of this dress dipped a bit too low to be considered modest, and I found wearing these lightweight scarves to be more comfortable than wearing a cami under my dresses. They really didn’t make me any warmer than I already was, and they added another layer of protection from the sun…as did my hat. (I wore this hat every single day of the trip!)
This is also the first time I’ve mentioned these sandals! I wore these more than any other shoes on this trip because they were so comfortable. They required absolutely no breaking in either. I literally put them on and wore them for an entire 8 hour day of nonstop exploring – no problem! They went with almost every outfit I had packed too.
I don’t know if you can tell in these photos, but my feet are incredibly swollen as well. This happens to me pretty frequently when I’m a bit dehydrated (and it really doesn’t help if I’ve been flying a lot too). These sandals were a godsend because they didn’t restrict my puffy feet until I could get them back down to a normal size (lots of water and no salt or alcohol!). Instead, the soft leather straps expanded with my feet, and they still fit nicely once my feet were back to normal. (The website says to size up a half size, I ordered my normal size 8 and they worked. However, an 8 1/2 would have likely been better.)
What is one of your favorite outfits for exploring in hot weather? Let me know in the comments!
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*You can also check out my entire packing list for Egypt as a woman.
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Where to find it:
Hat: Nordstrom (Similar here & here)
Sandals: Steve Madden
Sunglasses: Old (Similar here)
Bracelet: c/o* WestRiverLeatherCo
Watch: Similar here
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I love this dress and how you’ve styled it! Perfect to keep covered up in the hot weather.
You look so gorgeous! I didn’t realize it was the same dress, but different pattern. When I find a good dress, I buy it in lots of colors. It looks so comfortable and I love how you styled it . I also wear shorts under dresses sometimes for that reason.
Glad I’m not the only one who does that, haha. I’m starting to do it with shoes too. Once I find one that I like – buy it in all the colors! Haha.
Comfortable shoes are key! I ended up buying a pair of jambu shoes for our trip and wore them all the time. My madewell sandals were great too.
I really need to look into both of those! I’ve heard such great things.
That’s such a good idea to wear the shorts under the dress just in case. Even if there isn’t a mishap, you don’t worry about it. I did that recently under a dress, and just felt more covered.
I love the side slits because it feels more open, I bet!!
Yes! It can be nice just to have that piece of mind, even if it’s not a realistic concern. Haha. Oh yes!! The side slits were so great for the heat and easier to move around with (and easier to ride a camel with, haha)!