Special clothing and dress codes have always been a questionable and confusing challenge for tourists traveling to Islamic countries. The use of travel sites and manuals has also sometimes led to misunderstandings about how to choose clothes. Iran is also a country where Islamic law is enforced and travelers must respect local customs, laws and religious rites. But, it’s not as strict as it might be thought. In fact, many tourists are surprised to see the colorful clothing of Iranian women upon arrival in Iran, and this image is often quite different from the pre-made mentality. Here are some tips of what to wear in Iran and what Iran dress code is?
The Iranian clothes is very different from what is used in some Islamic countries and is diverse and colorful. Any cover that is not too thin and covers the arms, legs and hair is acceptable and there are no restrictions in choosing the color and design of the dress. In other words, the hijab is not dealt with in an extreme way in Iran, and you will find out by looking at the clothing of Iranian citizens. Just use a scarf, pants and a blouse with sleeves. Scarf cover is necessary enough to wear something on your head, it does not require a full hijab. Because Iranian women and girls wear a headscarf, a large part of their hair is out. So do not worry about being strict in your hijab.
It is necessary for women tourists in Iran to cover some of their hair. It is better for women tourists to have a scarf or “shawl” in their handbag to respect the culture of their host community. If you do not have a scarf with you, nothing special will happen except to spend a little time and money to buy it from the store.
The issue of restricting the use of bright colors, which is mentioned in many travel guides, is not true and is completely meaningless. The Iranian dress code is not limited in dark colors. Like many countries in the world, Iranian tends towards light colors. So if you wear colored clothes in your country, you do not need to forget about wearing colorful when traveling to Iran. If you want to look beautiful and adorned like in your country and still follow the rules and dress code of Iran, it’s not necessary to buy new clothes, it is better to carefully search your wardrobe before traveling. Combining a one-piece dress with jeans will have a mood, similar to your own. The key to your success is a little creativity, because apart from a few pieces of clothing that are specific to Iran, the rest of the clothes are all Western design and there is not much difference.
There are various criteria for choosing a hijab and how to use it, of which the chador is the most covered example, and the types consisting of Manteau and scarves are other examples. Using a burqa or something similar is a misconception that is nothing has to do with the Iranian dress code. It is very common to use a Manteau in Iran, but the chance of seeing a woman with a Chador Iran today is close to zero.
Manteau is the main choice of most Iranian women, Manteau is a French word meaning a gown or cloak, now widely used in Iran to refer to a series of closely related outfits in various styles worn by females. Due to the progress made in the fields of design and application of creativity and art, fortunately, different styles and various designs can be purchased in Iran. Since for a foreign tourist, between the Chador and the Manteau, the tendency towards the Manteau is most likely to be, it is better to prepare it before your trip, chador is a large piece of cloth that is wrapped around the head and upper body leaving only the face exposed, worn especially by Muslim women.
Another part of Iranian dress code is for men. It is nit common for men to wear trousers that are too short, although not prohibited by law, in public. In fact, the Iranian dress cod is one of the Iranian cultural sensibilities that has been considered by foreign tourists today. Moreover, every Iranian ethnic wear its beautiful traditional clothing. Thanks to our tour packages and our professional team in Reyhan travel agency, it’s possible to get to know with Iranian culture, as well as Iranian dress code, while visiting Iran. Contact us whenever you need us.