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Clothing (again) in Italy. Adults & 19yr old daughter.

Mar 31st, 2006, 03:23 PM
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Clothing (again) in Italy. Adults & 19yr old daughter.

We are travelling to Rome, Florence & Venice in late June. having trouble convincing 19 yr old daughter to dress appropriately. Any suggestions?
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Mar 31st, 2006, 03:28 PM
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What do you mean 'appropriately'...you mean according to the weather...or more in terms of being more conservative?
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Mar 31st, 2006, 03:33 PM
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In being appropriate in the country. No belly baring pants, tops etc. We live in Florida so hot weather not really a factor. Do we need skirts? How about flip flops...the staple of the college student's footwear?
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Mar 31st, 2006, 03:34 PM
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That age will be wearing very thin linen slacks (almost see-through). They wear the same tops that teens in the US wear - halters, tanks, etc. If you are visiting churches, she will need less revealing tops.
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Mar 31st, 2006, 03:38 PM
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Other than having something to cover up if you plan to go inside churches and cathedrals, I don't see a problem with what she wears. European teenages wear those same belly baring items. As long as she can walk for miles in flip flops don't see a problem with that either.
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Mar 31st, 2006, 05:25 PM
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If she can;t bear the flip flops on those dirty cobblestone streets (I can;t imagine how she could) she can always get a pari of fun sneakers there.

As for the belly baring and teen skirts - she will have to have something to cover up with - or just wait outside a bunch of places including the Vatican. Maybe after she waits outside once or twice she can buy one outfit covering the usual body parts.
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Mar 31st, 2006, 05:43 PM
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If interiors of religious places aren't on her itinerary, then it won't be a problem.

I found it hard to believe, but have been convinced by other young posters here, that they can do major european cities in flip flops, it was debated extensively and from personal testimonitals I finally took their word for it.
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Mar 31st, 2006, 05:56 PM
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Although far farom a teen, I did 10 days in Disneyworld in Teva flip flops. Here in Texas, I live all summer in a colorful assortment of Old Navy $2.50 flip flops.
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Apr 1st, 2006, 05:05 AM
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Thanks to all for your responses. Now if I can just get her to read them!
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Apr 1st, 2006, 10:02 AM
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I wouldnt worry about how she dresses. Italian girls her age wear the same types of tops that show off their bellies. That's not really an issue. She'll be in an amazing and fun country during a time where it's going to be hot, so I say if she feels comfortable enough to wear that stuff, she should wear it, look cute and have fun!

Of course churches and museums are a different story and she should cover up more, but for just a regular day she can wear what she wants.

Flip flops are fine. The only thing about flip flops is that you walk so much there eventually your feel will become filthy. But if you scrub them reallllly good, no problem!
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Apr 1st, 2006, 06:30 PM
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The other issue with flip flops is walking on uneven streets and sidewalks, cobblestones, etc. Nothing like a broken toe or twisted ankle to spoil a vacation. Of course, most people who wear flip flops in Italy do not end up with either a broken toe or twisted ankle, but it is more likely than if more approporiate footwear is chosen.
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