Top style tips for Czech Republic
- Prague is the most popular destination in the Czech Republic. It is very much a tourist city with visitors from around the world, so you will see all sorts of clothing and there are no real restrictions – although locals tend to be smart casual.
- Jeans and t-shirts are popular – with the majority of people seen wearing dark blue or black denim.
- In general there is no strict code for bars and restaurants, and smart-casual wear will usually be fine.
- The churches are spectacular and often have concerts open to the public but do bear in mind that you need to wear modest attire.
- Prague has a very lively street cafe culture – so carry a jacket or sweater to keep warm whilst sat outside.
- Boat trips on the Vltava river are a great way to see the sights, but again you'll need a pashmina or pullover against the chilly breeze. If it's sunny, bear in mind that the rays reflect off the water – so wear sunglasses and sunscreen (we love the Riemann P20 range for 10 hour protection).
- If you are visiting the big cities leave your swimsuit at home it's very unlikely that you will find facilities to use it.
- If you are looking for a highly versatile travel jacket to bring along we highly recommend the SCOTTeVEST range. Their range of jackets have been specifically designed with traveling in mind and include RFID security (to protect your passport information), 23 secure pockets and personal connectivity integration.
Shoes to pack for Czech Republic
- Prague is beautiful and picturesque, with many sights to walk around – and lots of steps! So take a very comfortable pair of walking shoes.
- Avoid taking high heels at all, as most of the streets are cobbled. Boots with a chunky heel or wedge heels are more common for dressing up, but smart flat shoes are probably best. We love Hotter shoes, for total comfort along with style.
- Some smarter nightclubs may not allow sneakers.
Clothing tips for women
- Mid-summer from June, July and August can be very hot, and younger Czech women tend to wear short skirts and camisoles in the heat.
- A pashmina is a versatile piece that will dress up any outfit and keep you warm when the temperature turns cooler.
- When visiting any churches or religious buildings be sure to cover your shoulders and bare legs – your pashmina can come in handy for this too.
- If you are planning a visit to one of the opera houses or theaters, you will feel more comfortable in smart casual dress.
Clothing tips for men
- Some smarter nightclubs require that you wear a tie.
- If you are planning a visit to one of the opera houses or theaters, you will feel more comfortable in smart casual attire; a jacket and tie is not essential, but certainly wouldn't be out of place.
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Pack for the weather
- Whatever time of year you are traveling the weather can be unpredictable – temperatures can vary from one day to the next and rain is always possible.
- Layers and a lightweight raincoat will ensure you are always dry and comfortable, and a small travel umbrella will also be useful.
- On cooler days scarves are very popular, with men as well as women.
- Summer – June, July and August – can be very hot; wear plenty of sunscreen (we love the Riemann P20 range for 10 hour protection), sunglasses and a sunhat.
- The colder months November, December, January, February and March can be absolutely freezing and snow is likely – so pack a thick coat, scarf, warm hat, gloves and ear muffs.
- light wool is a good choice to wear against your skin as it naturally helps to regulate your body temperature. It keeps you warm in the cold, wicks away moisture when it's hot, and doesn't retain odours – even after prolonged wear.
- Make sure you have good non-slip footwear too, as the cobbled streets get very slippery when wet or icy – choose good boots with soft rubber soles. It's important that you get soft rubber soles because even medium soles get really hard in the freezing cold. Make sure too that they have large spaces between the tracks, or the snow will get stuck in them and make them very slippery.
- Clever layering is the key to dressing for changeable weather.
- We love the Weather+ app – it gives an accurate 6 day forecast for day and night, which when you're planning from home is really helpful. You can keep all the places you've been to too – a nice way to remember your trip 🙂 Download for iPad/iPhone or Android
Other things to pack
- A lightweight day sack or shoulder bag will come in handy to carry your sightseeing essentials.
- If you tend to buy bottled water, consider carrying a LifeStraw Filtration Water Bottle – fill up from any source and get clean, safe drinking water without wasting plastic bottles.
- To use electrical gadgets you may need a travel adapter plug, and also a step down voltage converter if your devices are not designed for European voltage (230V).
- Avoid paying unexpected baggage fees – use an accurate luggage scale to ensure you keep within the weight allowance. Don't forget to leave room for souvenirs on the way home! Look out for crystal and glass products, and handmade wooden toys are a real Czech tradition.