Sadly almost everyone is just shocked into knowing how Iranians are just “people” and the worst part is that people have to come all the way to here to realize this and not that many do. What he/she knows of Iran and Iranians is the horrible media coverage and the representation of films like I mean if the film gets all that attention and wins an oscar, you’d think it’s probably pretty accurate. The country has been struck by heavy sanctions since the Islamic Revolution over 35 years ago and things can get tough at times.
Women have not been getting equal rights as men but they have become extremely assertive over the years and have been able to shift the society on their side dramatically.
4) You want a good girl from a “good family” yet you expect her to join you on those weekend getaways even if she has to lie to her parents about her whereabouts.
If her parents don’t fall for it, you’ll go solo anyways. 5) Her BFF just had a rough break up and she’s hitting the town, hard.
I’ve seen it in many guides (*cough*Lonely Planet*Cough*) and through the media as a fact for dress code in Iran. There’s absolutely no restrictions in colour when it comes to the dress code. You’re probably warned a dozen times that you’re clothing has to be loose fitting so that it doesn’t reveal your body shape.
While unfortunately there is tendency for dark coloured clothing in Iranian women – something I personally don’t appreciate at all – just come to Iran during summer and you’d see Iranian girls rocking brights and neons all the time. Hence why I see most tourists in cargo pants and slouchy trousers. Something I’ve never heard of happening to foreigners.
So here are some tips to make things clear and easy so that you don’t have to dress up like your grandma and also avoid any trouble.
It’s false belief that women face limitation in the colour of their clothing.
Many believe that countries that enforce such laws on tourists or even their own civilians are to be left out of their bucket list. Iran faces a hell lot of misrepresentation around the world which unfortunately is not always directed to its government only.
Many times it’s the locals that are misrepresented.
Suddenly the girl who used to help you resolve a fight with your lady is now being sidelined as a “bad influence.” If you expect your girl to drop her friend just like that then get ready to do the same for her.