Iran Dress Code

Dress Code in Iran for women travelers

The dress code issue in Iran has always been a big question for many female travelers. If you know someone who travel to Iran, you may ask questions about Hijab in Iran or Iran Dress Code and even if you are more curious about Iran Culture, it can be more significant for you to know how it’s like to cover all your hair with a hijab that only shows my face and wearing black all the time. To be honest, dress code in Iran is very different from what travelers expect from Muslim countries.  During your tours to Iran, you will find Iranian women with various types of Hijab.

Since the revolution of 1979 all women in Iran, including foreigners, have been required by law to wear loose-fitting clothes to disguise their figures. They must also cover their hair. This form of dressing is known as hejab, a term that refers in general to ‘modest’ dress, and is also used to refer specifically to the hair-covering.
Not only it means that Iranian woman are far from fashion, but also fashion has its own place among Iranian, it won't be difficult to find Iranian women with the latest fashion of the world!

 Iran dress code for women

Girls must start to wear hejab when they reach puberty, but many start from a much earlier age (according to their family culture)
Obeying Islamic rules including Hijab or Islamic dress-code is necessary in Iran. However these rules are not observed very strict, especially for tourists and foreigners. You must not worry about maintaining your hijab , since in times you have forgotten about it, the maximum penalty will be a request (usually in a kind way) to make it correct. There are some minimum requirements for foreign women dress-code in public places:

There is a wrong believe about Iranian dress Code that while you are at Iran you should wear dark colors. Indeed in Iran, there is no limitation in this respect and on the contrary you can dress with light colors especially during summer.

Head: Hair should be covered. It does not mean you shall have a tight scarf around your head. Don’t worry; it is very usual that some parts remain out of the cover. It’s quite acceptable for women to allow whips of their hair to frame their face. Appropriate hats & caps can do this function as well as scarves. 

Body: Should be covered with loose clothes like man shirt, coat or manteau. Arms should not be bare. But here is the sample of Iranian young girl to reduce your stress.

Legs & feet: Legs should be covered down to ankles. Feet can be bare and you can wear sandals. Tight jeans are no problem. 

Some useful tips for Iran Dress code:

Tip 1: In winter time, apart from covering the head, the rest is the same as what you wear in your home country. 

 You better enter Iran with a coat and a scarf and select your style by watching the Iranian women in the streets.

Tip 3: visiting religious places needs your more respect to Muslims culture and it means you have to wear the superiority hijab like Chador. You can borrow it from the entrance doors.

Tip 4: 
Following the Iran dress-code is necessary form the time of on-boarding international flights. On Iranian Flights, it is usually requested when the plane enters the Iranian boundaries