These draconian laws were first put into place in 1979 when the shah was overthrown, and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini came to power.
They have been inspired by Western ideals, and their morality has mostly been influenced by Western culture.
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Many Iranian women also wear a , or trench coat with long sleeves, that usually falls below the knee.
It’s a false belief that women face limitation in the colour of their clothing; there are absolutely no restrictions in colour when it comes to the dress code. Stick to t-shirts and long pairs of pants or trousers, as well as covered shoes.
Rather than speak out against politics, many young Iranians dress and act against traditional rules.