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    Apparently Travel Magazine Wanderlust has just launched a campaign to encourage Brits to be a bit more aware and respectful of local cultures, by limiting the amount of flesh we display when abroad.

    The Daily Mail reports that this plea for us to dress more appropriately comes in the wake of several high profile culture clashes, including Katie Price's illegal topless sunbathing incident in the Maldives.If you're planning to visit somewhere new for your holiday this year, it's always a good idea to check up on local customs to avoid causing any potential embarrassment or unintended offence. Some destinations are more flexible and willing to make allowances for tourists than others, but as Wanderlust outlines, there are certain 'fashion flashpoints' - destinations at which Brits are most likely to offend with their clothing (or lack of it).

    These include Egypt, Morocco, and some parts of Catholic Europe.Here's a quick guide to polite dress code in each of these destinations:• Egypt: men can wear the standard T-shirt and shorts without a problem, but women are expected to dress far more conservatively. Stick to trousers or skirts that come below the knee, with long-sleeve tops (that come at least to the elbow). Topless sunbathing is a really bad idea.• Morocco: Morocco is an Islamic country, and although you might find quite a varied dress code amongst locals, (with some wearing djellabas and others in jeans) it's best for women to avoid exposed midriffs, low-cut tops, short skirts and bikinis.

    Once again, standards for men are more casual, but shorts are best left at the beach.• Catholic Europe: the dress code isn't as strict, so just use common sense. Several British footballers were arrested recently for dressing up as 'naughty nuns' in Crete. Just a little consideration will go a long way. If you visit any churches or religious monuments, both men and women are advised to cover up shoulders and knees (so no sleeveless tops or shorts).

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