What to Wear in Brazil

by | Apr 7, 2017

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In Brazil, basic simple clothes are best, and…(For safety sake) try to avoid any gold jewellery (real or not).We even bought cheap plastic watches for the trip.People like to dress up to go out, so you’ll look underdressed in jeans and a t-shirt at a bar. Wear nice clothes but nothing too showy.

Mimi, Calgary, Canada

Remember that little bitty bikini you bought, but would be ashamed to wear in North America? In Rio even grandmothers wear bikinis, so take it along and abandon yourself to the worship of the sun. A one-piece bathing suit is unheard of in Brazil.

Naomi de Moraes, Venice, California

Ed. note: O.K. but be sure to pack lots of sunscreen!

Don’t be afraid to wear tank tops in bright colors or tiny bikinis, you’ll blend right in. Also, buy tons of local accessories such as big dangle earrings- super trendy there- and fun!

Dana, Calgary, Canada

When travelling in Brazil, wear natural fabrics like linen,silk or cotton. The temperature is VERY hot during the Summer. In S.Paulo people dress nicely especially when they go out at night. Don’t wear gold it only tempts the thieves! Enjoy the country and their beaches.

Celina, Englewood, USA

Brazilian women are often dressed up — even to travel to the local supermercado (supermarket). So leave baggy jeans and sweat pants at home in favor of something [more dressy] even though you might feel over-dressed by American standards.

Maggie, Kentuky, USA

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