Are Women OK To Wear Shorts?
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I'll let others weigh in on Turkey, I've never been. She may prefer a long skirt or light pair of pants there.
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That said, European women -- especially in cities -- would rarely be wearing shorts. In a city like Rome, Athens, Barcelona, local women will have on skirts or pants (jeans are fine). Tourists will be wearing shorts; so if you are okay with that then there is no problem other than, as mentioned above, some cathedrals (and mosques, in Turkey) require you to have both knees and shoulders covered for entrance.
In Turkey, especially in Istanbul, I probably wouldn't recommend shorts. You'll see some, but probably fewer than in other cities. However, in Kusadasi, which is more of a resort area, shorts are fine.
On the beach in Greek islands, sure.
But in a Greek church in Athens...... not a good choice. IMO
I agree with Cruisemom. I have never seen a European lady in shorts on a city street in any major European city.
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ladies in shorts are not fine in churches and cathedrals. She would be denied entry into a number of places. Crops and capri pants are a better choice imoditto!
on the beach in greek islands, sure.
but in a greek church in athens...... Not a good choice. Imo
i agree with cruisemom. I have never seen a european lady in shorts on a city street in any major european city.
I have never seen a European lady in shorts on a city street in any major European city.^ I tend to agree. Also, if visiting in the heat of summer a skirt or dress is cooler, trust me. A breeze may catch you by surprise and it feels nice.
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