But the thing which really blew our mind was the modern dressing style which was followed here. Locals were wearing dresses with fancy jackets (as it was a little cold) and were fashinably dressed.
We saw so many people in the city wearing long or short dresses with stockings. And it was quite normal to wear shorts, sleeveless tops, heels, etc. in the city and nearby as well.
However, when we reached Turkestan, we saw a slightly conservative side of Kazakhstan. But this is because there were a lot of mosques and mausoleums here. And to enter these sacred places, your knees and shoulders should be covered.
So, if you wear a dress, it should cover your arms and shoulders and should be below your knee. But apart from that, we didn't face any issue for dressing up in this country.
Traditional Dress of Kazakhs
You will still find a lot of locals in the traditional Kazakh dresses which are full-length and loose. Women wear Koylek and men wear long shapan. These are made up of cloth or silk material in the summer and heavier material in the winters.
Also, women wear headdresses which is often used to portray their relationship status. Unmarried women wear a skull cap whereas brides often wear an ornate headdress called caykene.