How to dress in Iran

Dress Code in Iran

Iran is a country with respecting Islamic rules including “Hijab”. However such rules are not observed strictly, especially for tourists and foreigners. 

Tourists are generally encouraged to dress conservatively when going through the Middle East; however clothing standard is a precarious thing with regards to Iran. That is a result of individuals’ recognition from Iran, those who have typically just observed the dark Chador on International News channels.

Iranian women are, however, very modest in picking their Veil or Hijab, and you cannot see its equivalent anywhere in the Middle East. Many of our clients are shocked by the way women dress in Iran once they arrive, they see a large number of Iranian women who are stylish and take great care of how they look. But all tourists traveling either individually or in groups should consider that there are some precautions to be taken all around the globe and Iran is not an exception.





  1. Its false belief that ladies confront constraint in the color of their clothing. This is absolute nonsense. There’s definitely no restriction in color with regards to the clothing standard.  In case you are into colors, bring them along. They are most likely the best idea during summer.


  1. Manteau                                                                                                  

Most of the women prefer to wear a manteau which can be long, short, tight, or loose, and in different colors.


  1. Tunics and Cardigans

Tunics are an incredible choice for summer trips to Iran. If they cover up your bum you are good to go. In case you do not have a tunic, you can choose a long tank top that is layered up with a light cardigan. You may even have a dress that can be paired with skinny jeans.


  1. Scarf & Hair Covering

Iranian law states that women ought to cover their hair. You may observe this law by using beautiful and colorful head scarves, which are a reward, particularly amid the winter months. Hair ought to be covered but it does not mean you must have a tight scarf around your head. It is very usual that some parts remain out of the scarf. It’s quite acceptable for ladies to allow whips of their hair to outline their face.


  1. High boots, skinny jeans, cropped and Capri Pants

You are likely cautioned that your dress has to be loose fitting so that it does not uncover your body shape. But in real, you find numerous shops in Iran selling various types of skinny jeans and tights. You can combine high boots, during winter, with skinny jeans. With respect to cropped pants, they are just fine as long as they are right above your ankle. But wearing Capri pants must be avoided as they are too short.


  1. Sandals & painted nails

Open toes and sandals are just fine for both men and women, especially in summer. Painted nails on your fingers or your toes, is also OK.


  1. Indoors Clothing

What was mentioned above is only to outside and public appearance; feel free to wear whatever you like in case you get invited to an Iranian house.


Final Points:

Some cities in Iran such as Kerman, Yazd, Kermanshah, and Kashan are more conservative, so lower the tone cautiously.

Places like mosques and shrines require full covering. Chadors are often available for visitors on the site or you can get yourself one at a very affordable price.