Find Out What to Wear in Thailand

If it’s going to be your first trip to Thailand and you’re not sure of what attire to pack, you’ve found the right blog! Here are some things to keep in mind that will help you be better prepared.

Thailand Nightlife
Thailand Nightlife | Image by Syed Ahmad via Unsplash

Casual & Conservative Options

Wearing typically western clothing is acceptable in Thailand so pack your favourite skirts, sleeveless tops, t-shirts, shorts, pants, ripped jeans, or bikinis! That said, be you staying at a hotel in Bangkok or an apartment for rent in Chonburi, also ensure to bring more conservative attire to visit temples, other religious sites, and historical attractions; such places will have a strict dress code and require you to cover bare shoulders and legs.

Materials to Choose

Since this nation has a warm tropical climate, it can get quite hot and humid. Thus, linen clothing makes a perfect choice, and you can wear it anywhere including when enjoying city exploration, shopping escapades and coastal adventures while at properties like Citadines Grand Central Sri Racha. Other suitable materials include quick-drying and wicking fabrics, while sun-protective clothing is also a good option. Remember to avoid synthetic fabrics like polyester since they will make you ‘boil’ in the sun!

Footwear to Take

When it comes to footwear in Thailand, the most popular options are flip-flops and sandals be it for days at the beach or outdoor activities. Comfy sneakers are also worth bringing if you plan to do a lot of exploring, while more sturdy footwear would be suitable for those going hiking or heading to jungle areas. For a night out on the town, consider some dressy shoes or heels too. Don’t forget, when entering certain areas in sacred sites, you need to remove your footwear along with hats and sunglasses.

Clothing for the Night

If you plan to go clubbing or bar hopping in places like Pattaya or Bangkok, you can wear the attire you are used to in your home country when enjoying the nightlife. Keep in mind though that dresses or shirts in synthetic materials are likely to make you sweat a lot due to the humidity; a good idea would be to bring lightweight clothing in neutral colours for night outings, which cover your body too should you encounter mosquitos! Maxi dresses and chinos are popular options for women and men respectively, while formal footwear is good to have for some fine dining.