What is the best attire for Kabul.
Iam going there as a tourist in May 2011
In kabul, most of the young girls wear jeans while covering their head and chest with scarf and a shawl
I'm in my late twenties and just visited Kabul in mid-March for work purposes.
It's important that you wear long sleeves that cover your arms and some kind of long dress/tunic to cover your behind. Wildsnake has neglected to mention that there should be something covering the shape of your hips/behind in addition to the jeans and shawl.
For me, a typical outfit was a pair of pants, a long-sleeve shirt and then a jumper/dress to go over it all. Of course, I then wrapped the headscarf around. My female work colleague felt comfortable wearing the scarf only loosely - personally, I felt better wrapping it a bit tightly.
Please note that I only visited Kabul - I would dress even more conservatively if you are traveling in rural areas.
Best of luck in your travels - I'm fascinated by Afghanistan and wish that I could have traveled more freely around Kabul.
Bonjour from Peshawar,
Dress properly, long shirt with pair of jeans and a black abayya'd be fine.
A lot of expats stress over dressing for their first stint in Kabul. Well, fear no more, first-timers. Afghans, even poor Afghans, care about fashion as much as people of any other nationality. And Kabul, being the capital, is actually pretty fashion-conscious and can be high school hallway level judgmental at times.
for sure long sleeves, jeans and better if u cover uor head
the less they notice you the better is for you
Follow the local dress code, Shalwar Kameez and scarf is the best form of wearing's for Kabul and Afghanistan in general. The more you blend in the better it is from security point of view.
how is the safety there now?
hard to believe though
Sadly it is always hard to believe any positive thing about Afghanistan.