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Clothing in Niger

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Clothing in Niger

This is a collection of information about clothing in Niger and what clothes a traveler should wear in this country.

What types of clothing do people wear in Niger? What is appropriate dress here? What is inappropriate? What precautions should a traveler take when deciding what clothing to bring to Niger?

What is the weather like in Niger? What clothing should a traveler wear to be prepared for the climate here?

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People tend to wear clothing that represents their tribal or group affiliations here. Which tend to be long colorful dresses for the women and t-shirt and slacks for men. Common clothing for women are wrap dresses or skirts made from bright patterned cloth and a scarf wrapped around the head. Traditional clothing for men is a long gown similar to the boubou seen in many parts of west Africa. Today, though, it is just as common for men to wear long pants and t-shirts or button up shirts. Turban style headwraps or hats are also commonly worn.

Travelers visiting Niger should bring loose conservative clothing. Given the hot climate light colored clothing made out of breathable fabrics like cotton and linen are recommended. Women should bring skirts that go below the knee. Shorts are not commonly worn in public, but are acceptable for sports or to wear around the house. A hat to help shield you from the sun is a must.

Photos of clothing in Niger

Niger clothing

Photo of Niger woman clothing

Above two photos show women’s clothing in Niger. Photos by Andy Graham from  Niger village culture.

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