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1. Posted by k_chocolat (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y

i'm going to paris this june and i'm wondering what would be the appropriate clothes whether-wise? do parisians dress nicely on daily basis? is there type of clothes that i shouldn't wear?

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

Take a look at this site:

www.promod.com - they are a major, very succesful brand for girly and young women french fashion.

Things not to wear:

White nikes with black socks with white, unshaved legs in shorts and a t-shirt, which for some reason is the US-American uniform for summer vacation.

To answer another question: yes, they are very stylish, because they worka and live there. You are on vacation, as such you wear different, more practical and casual clothes than at home. They aren't and as such they'll wear their best, business suits included.

3. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 10y

When I went to Paris I didn't even think about what to wear and I got away with it... I think the only thing you should maybe think about it not wearing anything too revealing in bad neighbourhoods or late at night and dress according to weather..

4. Posted by norian (Full Member 71 posts) 10y

Quoting k_chocolat

i'm going to paris this june and i'm wondering what would be the appropriate clothes whether-wise? do parisians dress nicely on daily basis? is there type of clothes that i shouldn't wear?

excepted an old german style (sandal + socks) am sure you can wear what you want :)

5. Posted by k_chocolat (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y

thanks for the replies! but..would white running shoes, i have adidas, really stand out among the locals??

6. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

White Nike's, white adidas - there is no difference, especially in summer. You might as well announce your tourist status and Northern American identity carrying a big fat sign. (Think of it - who wears closed running shoes when he/she is not running and it is in the 80-90 degrees F outside?)

Hip shoes this summer are either half open sneakers or chic sandals. Colors are either pale blue, peridot green, pale pink, bright orange or deep cherry red. When I go city travelling, I swear on ecco's - www.ecco.com . Very comfortable, you can walk for weeks in them and don't get blisters and stylish too!

7. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

You're a tourist, so all will be forgiven... tourists are generally not considered human anyway; they're just another species, some interesting (or irritating, depending on whom you ask) kind of monkey, so no-one will blame you for not observing intricate fashion rules :-)

No, but seriously; weather in June in Paris is usually good, though slightly unpredictable. Bring summery city clothes, and a jacket or sweater to keep you warm and you'll be allright. If you have plans of going out, especially to the opera or some other high-class event, bring something like a black skirt and you'll be fine.

And bring good shoes!! Paris involves lots and lots of walking around, so the single most important criterion should be comfort, not style...

Niels (Amsterdam)

[ Edit: Edited at Jun 15, 2006 12:45 AM by bentivogli ]

8. Posted by Rish_n_Ben (Full Member 32 posts) 10y

In June you would be lucky to see a local anyway, Paris is a city of tourist hordes. But in general Parisians dress well, and if you goto a resturant or club they will expect you to as well.

9. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Parisians dress to the nines all the time. I've never seen such consistently well-dressed people before in my life (except for Rome, come to think of it). But, so far as tourists go, just wear whatever's comfortable, although I'd agree with scrapping the white running shoes. Get yourself a pair of decent walking shoes (I bought a pair of Mephisto AllRounders and they're fantastic) and you'll be fine.

10. Posted by g_trekkers (Budding Member 27 posts) 10y

Went to Paris recently and I didn't think they dressed any differntly to other European countries.

You'll be fine in whatever, jeans, singlest, tee's, jackets, thongs etc.

But, going to Rome (now they're dressed up there!)