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IRAN Dress Code  

Dress Code in Iran

Here follows some general notes. You can also call our office and talk to Helen (picture to right) who has been to Iran many times.

Shorts are not acceptable.
T-shirts are acceptable.

Obeying Islamic rules including Hijab or Islamic dress-code is necessary in Iran. However, these rules are more flexible for tourists and foreigners. You must not worry about if you are maintaining the correct way of wearing your hijab. 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

1. Color : It is a false belief that everything must be black in Iran. You can use many colours and in particular it is recommended to use light colours in summer.

2. Head : The hair should be covered. This does not mean you have to have a tight scarf around your head. It's quite acceptable for women to allow whisps of their hair to frame their face. Appropriate hats can do this function as well as scarves. A scarf is the most common covering for head and is called "Roosari" in Farsi. This is usually the most convenient for a tourist.

3. Body : Should be covered with loose clothes like a long coat. Arms should not be bare.

4. Legs & feet : The legs should be covered down to the ankles. Feet can be bare and you can wear sandals. Jeans are not a problem - with overcoat.

Tip1 : In summer and hot weather, you can cheat and not wear a blouse under your coat. None will see.

Tip2 : In winter time, apart from covering your head, solid winter clothes and coats as per your home country are appropriate.

Tip 3 : Once a chador is needed, like in holy places, it will be given to you upon entering.

Tip 5 : Following the dress-code is necessary when boarding international flights, when the flight is within Iranian airspace.