Iran Dress Code
The dress code of every country is a cultural difference that may seem a bit intimidating or strange at first but should be followed if you want to feel more comfortable and blend into the crowd. Being an Islamic country, Iran has a specific dress code that must be followed by the travelers as well as locals.
Due to all the rumors spread throughout the media Iranian dress code has become one of the travelers’ main concerns. However; the Islamic rules about clothing are not as strict as they may initially seem. Against the common belief women in Iran appreciate colorful clothes and have a great sense of fashion, choosing stylish clothes while following the dress code.
Here we’re about to provide you with a complete guide on how exactly the Iranian dress code is and how flexible it can be.
After the Iranian Revolution in 1979 Islamic rules were legislated, requiring women to wear “Hijab”. In Islam, Hijab refers to modest dressing, specifically covering the head.
At the beginning, most of women were used to wear “Chador”, a long piece of black cloth covering their whole body from head to ankles.
Later on most of women wore “Manteau” (a long coat) instead of Chador and covered their hair with shawl (head scarf). As time went by Manteaus became shorter and people started wearing vibrant colors. Today Iranian women wear short Manteaus or Manteaus without buttons over a shirt and jeans or long skirts and cover their head with colorful Shawls.
An Iranian girl wearing “Chador”