You can't deny that the way Greeks dress has a unique kind of appeal. It's sexy but not vulgar, breezy but not too skimpy, and you can just see them ooze in confidence when they go out in style. It's because of their signature looks that you can't help but dress like them when you travel to Greece. Of course, just like any other stylish traveler out there, you need to pack a few style staples; pieces that most Greek women (and Greek women-at-heart) would have in their wardrobes. Don't worry, they're easy to pack, easy to wear, and easy to pull off!
A White Cotton Dress
There's just something about a white cotton dress that screams 'Mediterranean
' so it's no wonder many French
, Italian, and of course, Greek women wear it. It's clean and classic; the perfect daywear answer to the little black dress. And if you get the right cotton blend, you can even score a dress that, even though it's white, won't stain easily. Thanks to its light hue and flowing feeling, wearing it no matter where you are in Greece would be a breeze. You'll feel as cool as if you don't have anything on at all!
On the topic of dresses, you can't go to Greece without packing a maxi dress or two. It's an absolute must for any Mediterranean destination, but even more so for Greece! Especially when you plan to head off to the country's paradisical islands. Despite its length, a maxi dress is just as versatile as the white cotton dress or the little black dress. It'll work well as daywear when you explore the many towns in Crete
, and the like. And if you want to enjoy a cocktail or two in a hotspot in Paros
, a standout floor-length frock would be more than appropriate.
Did you know that among the many fabrics and textiles Ancient Greece used, linen was their number one favorite? Or, at least, it was their most-used material. While draped silk and wool were definitely common back in that era, the Ancient Greeks relied on linen the most. And now, in the 21st-century, linen remains a wardrobe staple among those in Greece, be they, locals or tourists. Linen separates are definitely the way to go in terms of casual wear here. Shirts, shorts, skirts, culottes, chinos, and more in linen would help anyone achieve a classic Mediterranean look. It's both trendy and timeless at the same time.
Another style staple that the Ancient Greeks used? Flat sandals! You can't get any more 'Mediterranean
' than this. Beyond its almost biblical look, many brands from this region, such as the French luxury labels
and famous Italian names, offer flat sandals in many styles. Here in Greece, the strappy kind will always work well for everyday footwear. Not only will you look good, but you'll stay comfortable in them too. Especially if you go to islands like Hydra
where there are no cars, taxis, and buses on sight. All you can do here is walk and a trusty pair of flat sandals won't fail you!
You can't forget your sunglasses when you plan to go to Greece! No matter what you're wearing, a nice pair of sunglasses will always complete your look here! Not only will it protect your eyes from the hot, simmering Mediterranean sun, but it will also help you look cool, mysterious, and intriguing. Now, although any pair will do, if you want to present a more luxurious look, the sleeker your sunglasses, the better! Go for the type that shimmers the moment it hits the sunlight. That'll help you stand out in more ways than one!
Looking good in Greece is easier than you think. All you really need are these five wardrobe staples and you can achieve that local Mediterranean look that has long made Greek women among the most stylish in the world.
Even simply wearing these Greek fashion staples in your luxury home
will have you looking like you're from the Mediterranean yourself!