), but you will get more confident with the time and will get a feeling for the situation.Most of the younger Persian women also are very easy in wearing their hijabs. As I said, in most places there is no problem to wear it loose. This kindness is something I have never experienced during my travels ever before. Here is my field report after 5 weeks backpacking in Iran. It’s just amazing to recognize all these friendly faces around you.As a western woman in Iran, you should wear a hijab everywhere: on public places, in hotels, cafés, in the metro, in buses and on airplanes.So really everywhere, where you cannot close the door behind you and just be on your own.In some regions like the Capitol Tehran you can wear the scarf just loose over your topknot like I did and show your hairline.In the beginning of my Iran backpacking trip I always took care of not showing too many hair (blond – OMG!!!
In other words, Islam – the religion – is embodied in the law and everyone who lives there has to comply with these laws.
Leggings, jeans, linen-pants, skirts, dresses, everything is allowed.
Important is to wear it in a long version, because every dress has to reach down to the ankles. My worst experience was in the extrem hot and sandy city of Yazd in the south of Iran, where I made the “mistake” to wear a black dress, which was 4 cm too short to cover my ankles and feet.
In the end of this post I will tell you shortly about what the major part of the population thinks about the topic.
But first of all, here are the most important rules of etiquette or better said Dos and Don’ts when it comes to the Iran dress code for women. So in other words, you follow them as a female tourist.