Pants and modest shorts are acceptable for foreigners in tourist
areas like Victoria Falls and game reserves. However, anywhere else
I would advise you to wear a long skirt, as this is the custom of
the local women. Short sleeves are okay, but keep it modest.
Linzi, New Orleans, USA
While travelling in Zanzibar to avoid insulting the local Muslim
women's sensibilities, try and keep you arms and legs covered at
all times. Walking down the street with your knees and shoulders
uncovered is akin in Westerners terms to walking down the street
naked. I would also recommend light colours and natural fabrics.
Aoife, London, England
Most women wear skirts or dresses. In the capital, Harare, pants
and jeans are fine, but not shorts. If you are going to villages
in the country you will be more accepted if you wear loose mid-calf
skirts and simple tops with sleeves. In tourist areas such as Victoria
Falls dress is very casual and anything is fine.
Marg, Cambridge, Canada