Dress Code in Exhibitions

You may be in Iran and want to visit exhibitions or art galleries, but don’t know the dress code for such occasions. In this article, I’m going to walk you through this. First I’ll be talking about essentials and hijab, then fashion pieces of advice for women with hijab and then dress codes in exhibitions. By the end, you will know everything about how to dress in Iran and what to pack.


You need to pack some essentials to wear for your trip to Iran. Ladies remember that when your airplane lands in Iran, the crew will give you scarves to cover your hair but you need to pack these kinds of stuff too:

  • Underwear and bras. This is optional but advised for Iran.
  • A pair of leggings, jeans or any kind of pants. Sometimes long skirts that cover your ankles work too
  • A shirt or coat or tunic or cardigan that cover your breasts, arms, and stomach

Guys should pack these:

  • Jeans or any kind of pants that cover your ankles
  • Shirts or coats


Hijab is for both men and women. For men as long as they cover their legs and upper body they’re ok.

On the other hand, women have to cover their hair, upper body, and legs.

Iran follows Islamic rules and every tourist must have hijab. But don’t worry, the dress code in Iran is more casual than you think.

To summarize it (for both male and female):

  • Hair: Your hair must be covered all the time (Females). But don’t panic if you cover falls of your hair. Just fix it.
  • Legs: Your legs must be covered down to the ankle
  • Arms: Your forearms can be uncovered but cover the shoulders, breasts, and top of arms
  • Feet: Feet can be uncovered

Also if ladies want to wear Iranian hijab dresses you can buy Mantow, Chador and local costumes from clothing stores of Iran.

Fashion tips with Hijab (Females)

  • First of all, dress colorfully. If on some websites you read that you must wear black in Iran, they’re wrong. There’s absolutely no limit on wearing colors. Maybe you like to wear dark and that’s ok too. But if you wear colorful in your country, you can do that in Iran too.
  • Tight jeans are ok. You can wear loose pants or tight jeans. Whichever makes you more comfortable.
  • One other trick to be good looking whilst wearing hijab is to wear long-sleeved tunics or long-sleeved shirts especially if you are traveling in summer. You can wear them with loose pants or tight jeans and either way you will look wonderful.
  • Manteau is a piece of hijab dress made in Iran for covering the upper body and parts of the lower body. They are made in a variety of styles and colors. You can wear them with anything you like. They’re a good choice for a handsomely-dressed-hijab-wearing female tourist.
  • Shawls and Scarves are to cover your hair. Light shawls have been growing in international fashion shows. Although how to wear them in Iran is a bit different but as long as you cover your hair, you can wear them however you like. Shawls and Scarves, like Mantows, are made in colors and various designs. There’s no harm in trying them.
  • Makeup is popular in Iran. Some women overuse them and some wear just the right amount.
  • Nail polish on hands or feet is common in Iran too. So if you’re wearing sandals and you want to use nail polish on your feet or hands it will help you look more stylish. Ignore articles that say Iranians hate nail polish.
  • Skirts are not very common among Iranian women but some wear them so tourists can wear them too. Recently skirts have become more popular. But when it comes to hijab, you should wear leggings or long sucks underneath your skirts. Also, you must wear long skirts that cover your ankles.
  • There’s absolutely no limit for your feet. You can wear high heels, boots, sneakers or sandals.

Dress code in Exhibitions

How do you dress for exhibitions and art galleries in your country? Do that in Iran too. But women must consider hijab.

Women can apply my fashion tips for dressing in exhibitions.

Guys don’t need to wear golden suits and women don’t need to wear Cinderella’s shoes. Just look sharp and comfortable.

If men hate suits, just wear something stylish. In exhibitions, you may find Iranian men wearing T-Shirts with jeans. Just remember it all depends on the kind of event you are going to. If it’s an art gallery, you can dress very casual. If it’s a scientific or technology exhibition you can either wear suits or jeans with shirts. But if you are having a speech in these exhibitions, you better wear suits.

By the way, you are in Iran and people are more easygoing comparing to Europeans. Especially if you are a tourist, nobody expects you to be the best-dressed man or woman in the room. Just be comfortable and stylish.



Iran Exhibition Calendar

Row Subject Date Organizer
1 The 13th Robocup Iran Open 2018 (Competition & Symposium) 3-7 April iranrobocup tel: +982188028509 – +982188330966
2 The 11th Int’l Exhibition Of Exchange, Bank, Insurance 16-19 April Milad Mobtaker Shargh Co.- +98-21-44448216
3 The 3rd Exhibition Of Dental Equipment 17 -20 April Iranian Dental Association, Organization By Hadish Kish Co. – +98-21-88289256-9 – +98-21-26600275
Website: www.Excida.ir
4 Iran Green Trade Fair 19-21 April Khazar Eurasia Co. – +98-21-22863787-8
Website: www.irangreentradefair.com
5 The first exhibition of IRANJOBEX 25-28 April Iran Job Center – +98-21-88883653
Website: www.iranjobex.ir
6 The 25th Int’l Exhibition of Detergents, Cleanser, Hygienic, Cellulose Products & Machinery 26-29 April Samee Paad Novin Co – +98-21-26409902-5
WebSite: www.spnco.net
7 The 23rd Intl Oil, Gas, Refining & Petrochemical Exhibition 6-9 May National Iranian Oil Co By: M &T Group – +98-21-42917000
Website: www.iran-oilshow.ir
8 The 21th Int’l Exhibition of Medical, Dental, Laboratory Equipment, Pharmaceutical Products 19-22 June Iran Int’l Exhibitions Co. – +98-21-21912463 – +98-21-21912200 – +98-21-21912283
Website: www.iranhealth-exhibition.ir
9 The 6th Int’l Exhibition of Rail Transportation, Related Industries & Equipment 19-22 June Milad e Noor Co. – +98-21-88656169
Website: www.miladfair.ir
10 The 25th Agricultural, Food & Related Industries Trade Fair 29 June-2 July Palar samaneh Co. – +98-21-88205735 – +98-21-88786689
Website: www.iranagrofoodfair.com
11 The 16th Int’l Exhibition Of Kitchen, Bath, Sauna & Pool Industries & Equipment 10-13 July Tehran Int’l Trading & Exhibition Corporation – +98-21-22397540
Website: www.titexgroup.com
12 The 25th Int’l Tile, Ceramic & Sanitary Ware Exhibition 10-13 July Association of Ceramic,Tile Manufacturers – +98-21-88214264-5
Website: www.cerafair.com
13 MEDEX WOOD WORKING 10-13 July Fipco & Deutsche Messe – +98-21-88067747
Website: www.persiafipco.com
14 The10th Int’l Exhibition of Stone, Mining, Machinery & Related Equipment 19-22 July Stone Association Of Iran. – By Rooshan Rooz Co – +98-21-88743595-9
Website: www.irsestonefair.com
15 The 7th international exhibition of elevators, escalators, forklifts, conveyors, components and accessories 19-22 July Iran Int’l Exhibitions Co. – +98-21-21912549-+98-21-21912283-+98-21-22662828
Website: www.iranliftex.ir
16 The 24th Int’l Exhibition of Electronic, Computer & E – Commerce 28-31 July Iranian ICT GUILD Organization – By: Management & Trade Solutions Co. – +98-21-42917000
17 The First International Especialized Exhibition of Paper, Paperboard, Cellulose Products and Related Machinery 28-31 July Ayandeh Andishan Radina Co. – +98-21-88775844 – +98-21-88795625
website: www.Ayandehandishan.ir
18 The 18th Int’l Exhibition Of Building & Construction Industry 6-9 August ——-
19 The 9th Int’l Mother ,Baby & Child Exhibition (MBC2018) 15-18 August Milad e Noor Co. – +98-21-88656169 Website: www.miladfair.ir
20 The 27th Int’l Exhibition of Home Furniture (Hofex) 15-18 August Fipco – +98-21-88067747
Website: www.hofex-medex.com
21 The 27th Persian Handmade Carpet Exhibition 25-31 August Idro Co. – +98-21-22662765-7
Website: www.idro-fairs.com
22 The 29th National Exhibition of Handicrafts 25-31 August ——–
23 The 10th Floor Covering, Moquette, Machine Made Carpet & Related Industries Exhibition 6-9 Sep Tosea Eurasia Navid Co. – +98-21-88997501 – +98-21-88994369
Website: www.eurasianavid.com
24 The 17th Int’l Exhibition of Poultry, Livestock and Related Industries 6-9 Sep Milad Mobtaker Shargh Co. – +98-21-44448216
Website: www.iranplex.ir
25 The 9th Int’l Exhibition Of Beverage, Tea, Coffee, dairy & Related Industries 15-18 Sep ——
26 The 17th Iran Int’l Confectionery Fair 15-18 Sep Mandegar Tejarat Shirin Co. – +98-21-88558066
Website: www.iranicf.com
27 The 16th Int’l Exhibition of Transportation & Urban Services 15-18 Sep Avin Co. – +98-21-22020248
Website: www.avin-co.ir
28 The 12th Int’l Exhibition of Iran Plast 24-27 Sep ——-
29 The 2nd International Comprehensive Marine Exhibition Of Iran 24-27 Sep ——-
30 The 3rd Int’l Exhibition of Fisheries, Aquaculture & Related Industry 3-6 Oct ——-
31 The 14th Iran Int’l Water & Wastewater Exhibition 3-6 Oct ——-
32 The 19th Int’l Exhibition of Telecommunications, Information Technology & Solutions 3-6 Oct Palar samaneh Co. – +98-21-88205735 – +98-21-88786689
Website: www.irantelecomfair.com
33 The 18th Tehran Int’l Industry Exhibition 13-16 Oct Idro Int’l Trading Co. – +98-21-22662765-7
Website: www.idro-fairs.com
34 The 17th Int’l Exhibition of exercise and sports equipment (Sportex 2018) 13-16 Oct Milad e Noor Co. – +98-21-88656169
Website: www.miladfair.ir
35 The 11th Int’l Nanotechnology Exhibition 13-16 Oct ——
36 The 17th Int’l Exhibition of Installation (Heating, Cooling, Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigerating) 23-26 Oct Nama Negar Co. – +98-21-88203020
Website: www.iranhvac.com
37 The 5th Int’l Exhibition of Bags, Shoes, leather & Related Industry 23-26 Oct Arvin Mehr Fajr Co – +98-21-77656560
38 The 18th Iran Int’l Electricity Exhibition 2-5 Nov ——-
39 The 14th Int’l Exhibition of Mine, Mining, Construction Machinery & Related Industry & Equipment (Iran Conmin 2018) 2-5 Nov ——-
40 The 13th Auto Parts Int’l Exhibition 12-15 Nov Idro Int’l Trading Co. – +98-21-22662765-7
Website: www.idro-fairs.com
41 The 3rd International Exhibition of protein products and related industries 12-15 Nov Darvazeh Tejarat Farasoo – +98-21-88062338
Website: www.iranmeatex.com
42 The 18th Int’l Exhibition of Household Appliances 22-25 Nov The Association of the Industries of Household Appliances of Iran – +98-21-88513557 – +98-21-88513216
Website: www.iexhap.ir
43 The 12th Int’l Flour & Bakery Industry Exhibition (Ibex 2018) 22-25 Nov ——-
44 The 24th Int’l Exhibition of Textile Machinery, Raw Materials, Home Textile, Embroidery Machines & Textile Products 2-5 Dec Samee Paad Novin Co – +98-21-26409902-5
WebSite: www.spnco.net
45 The 6th Specialist Iran Apparel Exhibition 2-5 Dec Samee Paad Novin Co – +98-21-26409902-5
WebSite: www.spnco.net
46 The 15th Int’l Exhibition of Metallurgy 2-5 Dec Nama Negar Co. – +98-21-88203020
Website: www.iranmetafo.com
47 The 19th Exhibition of Research and Technological Achievements 13-16 Dec ——-
48 The 25th Int’l Exhibition of Printing, Packing & Related Machinery 13-16 Dec Arvin Mehr Fajr Co – +98-21-77656560
49 The 4th Int’l Exhibition Of Hospital Building, Infrastructure, Installation Equipment & Related Industries 24-27 Dec ——-
50 The first international exhibition of porcelain, crystal, Related machinery and equipment 24-27 Dec ——-
51 The 6th Int’l Exhibition of Real Estate 24-27 Dec ——-
52 The 15th Int’l Exhibition of Advertising, Marketing & Related Industries 2-5 Jan 2019 Avin Co. – +98-21-22020248
Website: www.avin-co.ir
53 The 12th Int’l Exhibition of goods, services & equipment stores and chain stores 2-5 Jan 2019 ——-
54 The first international exhibition of Refractory goods and related industries 2-5 Jan ——
55 The 3th international exhibition of agricultural machinery, inputs and irrigation modern systems 11-14 Jan ——-
56 The 8th Int’l Exhibition of Office Furniture 11-14 Jan 2019 ——-
57 The 9th Int’l Exhibition of Architecture, Modern House & Interior Design 11-14 Jan 2019 Nama Negar Co. – +98-21-88203020
Website: www.midex.ir
58 The 18th International Paint, Resin,Coatings, Composites and Plating Industries Fair 23-26 Jan 2019 Banian Omid Co. – +98-21-74501000
Website: www.ipcc.ir
59 The 12th Int’l Exhibition of Tourism & Related Industry 23-26 Jan 2019 ——-
60 The 4th International Exhibition Of Logistics, Supply Chain & Distribution 2-5 Feb 2019 Milad e Noor Co. – +98-21-88656169
Website: www.miladfair.ir
61 The 10th Doors & Windows Technology Int’l Exhibition 2-5 Feb 2019 Tehran Int’l Trading & Exhibition Corporation – +98-21-22397540
Website: www.titexgroup.com
62 The 10th Int’l Exhibition of Bitumen, Asphalt, Insulation & Related Machineries 2-5 Feb 2019 ——-
63 The 17th Int’l Exhibition of Accessories, Machinery, Wood, Equipment & Related Industries 12-15 Feb 2019 ——-
64 The 18th Int’l Exhibition Of Environment & Renewable Energy 21-24 Feb 2019 ——-
65 The first exhibition of SMART CITY 21-24 Feb ——-
66 Iran Agritech Expo 2019 21-24 Feb Nashr Avaran Eghtesad Sabz – +98-21-66946250-4
Website: www.sabznn.ir
67 The 2nd International Power Generation & Turbomachinery Exhibition 1-4 Mar 2019 ——-