What I Wore to the Pyramids of Giza
I debated for a long time about what to wear to the Pyramids of Giza. I wanted to be both comfortable and stylish for this adventure, as well as modest (Egypt is a predominately Muslim country). I also knew there was a chance I’d be riding a camel before the day was over…
Now, this outfit was by no means perfect for this day! However, I am happy enough with how it worked out.
- Note: I was in Egypt during the month of May.
I ended up liking this particular dress so much, I have it in two other prints & colors! (I wore one dress in Edfu and the other on our Nile Cruise.) I liked the print on this particular one best, though. As my husband said, “It just looks like a good dress to wear by the Pyramids.”
- Note: if you are visiting during winter, you will likely want a jacket or cardigan in addition to an outfit like this. It’ll be chillier!
It’s super comfy, and it also worked well in the weirdly windy conditions we were having that day. I didn’t have any wardrobe malfunctions either! The slits are just high enough that you can ride a camel in this dress, but not flash the world. This is something I never realized I would need to care about, haha.
I also wore my new favorite sandals for this adventure. They are super comfy and went with nearly everything I packed for this trip. (Just be sure to size up a half size!)
The biggest thing to worry about when you get dressed for the pyramids is definitely your footwear. You’re going to want to wear your comfiest shoes as there is quite a bit of walking (as is the case for just about any other site in Egypt)!
For most of the day, it was, unfortunately, too windy to wear my hat. This was the one day on this trip that I got burnt as a result! (I completely forgot to reapply my sunscreen.) I loved wearing this hat throughout this trip, but in hindsight, a hat with straps would have been a better idea.
I wore these lightweight scarves for the majority of this trip in an effort to be more modest and also to prevent sunburn. This was the one day where wearing a scarf was also a pain in the butt, thanks to the wind. Once I figured out how to tie it properly, though, I never ended up having it fly off again!
*Click here to read my tips for visiting the Pyramids of Giza.
*Click here to read my tips for dressing for the heat in Egypt.
*Click here to read all of my Egypt posts!
*You can also check out my entire packing list for Egypt as a woman.
*Also see my itinerary for how to spend 7 days in Egypt!
Where to find it:
Sandals: Steve Madden (Size up a half size.)
Hat: Nordstrom (Sold out. Similar here)
Necklace: Similar here
Sunglasses: Similar here
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Hi, my name is Cathy. I’m visiting Egypt in a few days & have plans of visiting the pyramids. I’m planning on also wearing a dress & sandals. Thanks for the info about what to wear.
Oh wow! I’d love to visit the pyramids one day. Also this dress is beautiful ! Just added it to my amazon basket!
Aw, thank you so much! I hope you get the chance one day!
What a beautiful look. It’s light weight, but conservative. This is perfect for seeing the pyramids.
Thank you so much, Courtney!
Oh wow, I’d love to see the pyramids one day! I really like that maxi dress on you too and you looked stylish despite the wind! the camel ride would be so fun too! 🙂
Hope that you are having a wonderful weekend 🙂 It’s been a quiet one for us, with the rain!
I hope you get the chance one day! And thank you so much!
I can see why the pattern on this dress is your favorite! I love it!
I love reading these Lindsey, because you can learn so much about what to think about when you are traveling or spending days outside touring. Even if it’s not in Egypt!!
Thank you, Jodie! I’m so glad you enjoy these posts.