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Iran is a beautiful country and a lot of tourists travel to Iran every year. One of the main concerns of tourist is the appropriate clothing and the dress code in Iran. Here we have included the main guide lines for the dress code in Iran:

For Men:

Men in Iran usually wear the same clothes as other western countries with small differences in some cases. For instance shorts are not accept­able in big cities. But there isn't a prob­lem with wear­ing shorts on the beach on in places which tend to have a vaca­tion nature. (e.g Kish island, sea­sides of the Caspian sea or the Per­sian gulf). A lot of people ask about wearing T-shirts and ties or bows and whether they are acceptable. The answer is YES, there's no problem with wearing t-shirts or ties and bows in Iran.

For Women:
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 mustn't worry about main­tain­ing your hijab, in times that you for­get 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:

1. Colour: It's a com­pletely false belief that women must wear dark clothes in Iran. There is no lim­i­ta­tion in this respect and we rec­om­mend you choose light colours in summer.

2. Head: Hair should be cov­ered. It doesn't mean you need to have a tight scarf around your head. Don't worry; It is very normal 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. Scarf is the most com­mon cov­er­ing for head and is called "Roosari" in Farsi.

3. Body: Should be cov­ered with loose clothes like man shirt, coat or man­teau. Arms should not be bare.
4. Legs & feet: Legs should be cov­ered down to ankles. Feet can be bare and you can wear san­dals. Tight jeans are no problem.

++ Dur­ing win­ter, apart from cov­er­ing the head, the rest is the same as what you would 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.
++Once a chador is needed, like in holy places, it will be given upon entrance.
++Fol­low­ing the 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.