Dress for Lisbon?

Feb 23rd, 2007, 08:23 AM
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Dress for Lisbon?

Hi-- I have to go to Lisbon in 2 weeks, and was wondering what type of clothes I should bring for dinner, etc. I see its in the low 60's approximately. Should I wear 'spring' clothes? I live in NJ, so we're in winter--sweaters etc,. Should I bring say wool slacks, or more capri type? Sandals, or boots? I hate 'transition' weather, and I'm even more confused when its a foreign country.

Thanks, all!
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Feb 23rd, 2007, 11:40 AM
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We were in Portugal in March a few years ago. We are from the Upper Midwest so I found the temperatures in Lisbon in the 60's to be downright balmy and spring-like. I seemed to be one of the few people in short sleeves and carrying my jacket rather than wearing it. Locals did not seem to be wearing spring clothing.
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Feb 23rd, 2007, 12:15 PM
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It can be very chilly and rainy in Lisbon in March, so be prepared. Lisboteas also dress very conservatively on the streets. You will only see people in skimpy/revealing clothes at at a disco. Dark colors would be best. Capris would be a mistake unless you were at your house in Cascais.
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Feb 23rd, 2007, 01:43 PM
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Glad I asked--I was thinking more the capris and sandals, since its spring; but I guess I'll go more with the nice black pants, boots, etc.
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Feb 26th, 2007, 01:27 PM
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Thanks for the tips. I am traveling to Lisbon from March 11 to 23 and was wondering what to pack. Is there any reason to pack a bathing suit (I plan to go to Lagos and the coast for a few days)? Thanks.
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