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

1The 13th Robocup Iran Open 2018 (Competition & Symposium)3-7 Apriliranrobocup tel: +982188028509 – +982188330966
2The 11th Int’l Exhibition Of Exchange, Bank, Insurance16-19 AprilMilad Mobtaker Shargh Co.- +98-21-44448216
3The 3rd Exhibition Of Dental Equipment17 -20 AprilIranian Dental Association, Organization By Hadish Kish Co. – +98-21-88289256-9 – +98-21-26600275
Website: www.Excida.ir
4Iran Green Trade Fair19-21 AprilKhazar Eurasia Co. – +98-21-22863787-8
Website: www.irangreentradefair.com
5The first exhibition of IRANJOBEX25-28 AprilIran Job Center – +98-21-88883653
Website: www.iranjobex.ir
6The 25th Int’l Exhibition of Detergents, Cleanser, Hygienic, Cellulose Products & Machinery26-29 AprilSamee Paad Novin Co – +98-21-26409902-5
WebSite: www.spnco.net
7The 23rd Intl Oil, Gas, Refining & Petrochemical Exhibition6-9 MayNational Iranian Oil Co By: M &T Group – +98-21-42917000
Website: www.iran-oilshow.ir
8The 21th Int’l Exhibition of Medical, Dental, Laboratory Equipment, Pharmaceutical Products19-22 JuneIran Int’l Exhibitions Co. – +98-21-21912463 – +98-21-21912200 – +98-21-21912283
Website: www.iranhealth-exhibition.ir
9The 6th Int’l Exhibition of Rail Transportation, Related Industries & Equipment19-22 JuneMilad e Noor Co. – +98-21-88656169
Website: www.miladfair.ir
10The 25th Agricultural, Food & Related Industries Trade Fair29 June-2 JulyPalar samaneh Co. – +98-21-88205735 – +98-21-88786689
Website: www.iranagrofoodfair.com
11The 16th Int’l Exhibition Of Kitchen, Bath, Sauna & Pool Industries & Equipment10-13 JulyTehran Int’l Trading & Exhibition Corporation – +98-21-22397540
Website: www.titexgroup.com
12The 25th Int’l Tile, Ceramic & Sanitary Ware Exhibition10-13 JulyAssociation of Ceramic,Tile Manufacturers – +98-21-88214264-5
Website: www.cerafair.com
13MEDEX WOOD WORKING10-13 JulyFipco & Deutsche Messe – +98-21-88067747
Website: www.persiafipco.com
14The10th Int’l Exhibition of Stone, Mining, Machinery & Related Equipment19-22 JulyStone Association Of Iran. – By Rooshan Rooz Co – +98-21-88743595-9
Website: www.irsestonefair.com
15The 7th international exhibition of elevators, escalators, forklifts, conveyors, components and accessories19-22 JulyIran Int’l Exhibitions Co. – +98-21-21912549-+98-21-21912283-+98-21-22662828
Website: www.iranliftex.ir
16The 24th Int’l Exhibition of Electronic, Computer & E – Commerce28-31 JulyIranian ICT GUILD Organization – By: Management & Trade Solutions Co. – +98-21-42917000
17The First International Especialized Exhibition of Paper, Paperboard, Cellulose Products and Related Machinery28-31 JulyAyandeh Andishan Radina Co. – +98-21-88775844 – +98-21-88795625
website: www.Ayandehandishan.ir
18The 18th Int’l Exhibition Of Building & Construction Industry6-9 August——-
19The 9th Int’l Mother ,Baby & Child Exhibition (MBC2018)15-18 AugustMilad e Noor Co. – +98-21-88656169 Website: www.miladfair.ir
20The 27th Int’l Exhibition of Home Furniture (Hofex)15-18 AugustFipco – +98-21-88067747
Website: www.hofex-medex.com
21The 27th Persian Handmade Carpet Exhibition25-31 AugustIdro Co. – +98-21-22662765-7
Website: www.idro-fairs.com
22The 29th National Exhibition of Handicrafts25-31 August——–
23The 10th Floor Covering, Moquette, Machine Made Carpet & Related Industries Exhibition6-9 SepTosea Eurasia Navid Co. – +98-21-88997501 – +98-21-88994369
Website: www.eurasianavid.com
24The 17th Int’l Exhibition of Poultry, Livestock and Related Industries6-9 SepMilad Mobtaker Shargh Co. – +98-21-44448216
Website: www.iranplex.ir
25The 9th Int’l Exhibition Of Beverage, Tea, Coffee, dairy & Related Industries15-18 Sep——
26The 17th Iran Int’l Confectionery Fair15-18 SepMandegar Tejarat Shirin Co. – +98-21-88558066
Website: www.iranicf.com
27The 16th Int’l Exhibition of Transportation & Urban Services15-18 SepAvin Co. – +98-21-22020248
Website: www.avin-co.ir
28The 12th Int’l Exhibition of Iran Plast24-27 Sep——-
29The 2nd International Comprehensive Marine Exhibition Of Iran24-27 Sep——-
30The 3rd Int’l Exhibition of Fisheries, Aquaculture & Related Industry3-6 Oct——-
31The 14th Iran Int’l Water & Wastewater Exhibition3-6 Oct——-
32The 19th Int’l Exhibition of Telecommunications, Information Technology & Solutions3-6 OctPalar samaneh Co. – +98-21-88205735 – +98-21-88786689
Website: www.irantelecomfair.com
33The 18th Tehran Int’l Industry Exhibition13-16 OctIdro Int’l Trading Co. – +98-21-22662765-7
Website: www.idro-fairs.com
34The 17th Int’l Exhibition of exercise and sports equipment (Sportex 2018)13-16 OctMilad e Noor Co. – +98-21-88656169
Website: www.miladfair.ir
35The 11th Int’l Nanotechnology Exhibition13-16 Oct——
36The 17th Int’l Exhibition of Installation (Heating, Cooling, Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigerating)23-26 OctNama Negar Co. – +98-21-88203020
Website: www.iranhvac.com
37The 5th Int’l Exhibition of Bags, Shoes, leather & Related Industry23-26 OctArvin Mehr Fajr Co – +98-21-77656560
38The 18th Iran Int’l Electricity Exhibition2-5 Nov——-
39The 14th Int’l Exhibition of Mine, Mining, Construction Machinery & Related Industry & Equipment (Iran Conmin 2018)2-5 Nov——-
40The 13th Auto Parts Int’l Exhibition12-15 NovIdro Int’l Trading Co. – +98-21-22662765-7
Website: www.idro-fairs.com
41The 3rd International Exhibition of protein products and related industries12-15 NovDarvazeh Tejarat Farasoo – +98-21-88062338
Website: www.iranmeatex.com
42The 18th Int’l Exhibition of Household Appliances22-25 NovThe Association of the Industries of Household Appliances of Iran – +98-21-88513557 – +98-21-88513216
Website: www.iexhap.ir
43The 12th Int’l Flour & Bakery Industry Exhibition (Ibex 2018)22-25 Nov——-
44The 24th Int’l Exhibition of Textile Machinery, Raw Materials, Home Textile, Embroidery Machines & Textile Products2-5 DecSamee Paad Novin Co – +98-21-26409902-5
WebSite: www.spnco.net
45The 6th Specialist Iran Apparel Exhibition2-5 DecSamee Paad Novin Co – +98-21-26409902-5
WebSite: www.spnco.net
46The 15th Int’l Exhibition of Metallurgy2-5 DecNama Negar Co. – +98-21-88203020
Website: www.iranmetafo.com
47The 19th Exhibition of Research and Technological Achievements13-16 Dec——-
48The 25th Int’l Exhibition of Printing, Packing & Related Machinery13-16 DecArvin Mehr Fajr Co – +98-21-77656560
49The 4th Int’l Exhibition Of Hospital Building, Infrastructure, Installation Equipment & Related Industries24-27 Dec——-
50The first international exhibition of porcelain, crystal, Related machinery and equipment24-27 Dec——-
51The 6th Int’l Exhibition of Real Estate24-27 Dec——-
52The 15th Int’l Exhibition of Advertising, Marketing & Related Industries2-5 Jan 2019Avin Co. – +98-21-22020248
Website: www.avin-co.ir
53The 12th Int’l Exhibition of goods, services & equipment stores and chain stores2-5 Jan 2019——-
54The first international exhibition of Refractory goods and related industries2-5 Jan——
55The 3th international exhibition of agricultural machinery, inputs and irrigation modern systems11-14 Jan——-
56The 8th Int’l Exhibition of Office Furniture11-14 Jan 2019——-
57The 9th Int’l Exhibition of Architecture, Modern House & Interior Design11-14 Jan 2019Nama Negar Co. – +98-21-88203020
Website: www.midex.ir
58The 18th International Paint, Resin,Coatings, Composites and Plating Industries Fair23-26 Jan 2019Banian Omid Co. – +98-21-74501000
Website: www.ipcc.ir
59The 12th Int’l Exhibition of Tourism & Related Industry23-26 Jan 2019——-
60The 4th International Exhibition Of Logistics, Supply Chain & Distribution2-5 Feb 2019Milad e Noor Co. – +98-21-88656169
Website: www.miladfair.ir
61The 10th Doors & Windows Technology Int’l Exhibition2-5 Feb 2019Tehran Int’l Trading & Exhibition Corporation – +98-21-22397540
Website: www.titexgroup.com
62The 10th Int’l Exhibition of Bitumen, Asphalt, Insulation & Related Machineries2-5 Feb 2019——-
63The 17th Int’l Exhibition of Accessories, Machinery, Wood, Equipment & Related Industries12-15 Feb 2019——-
64The 18th Int’l Exhibition Of Environment & Renewable Energy21-24 Feb 2019——-
65The first exhibition of SMART CITY21-24 Feb——-
66Iran Agritech Expo 201921-24 FebNashr Avaran Eghtesad Sabz – +98-21-66946250-4
Website: www.sabznn.ir
67The 2nd International Power Generation & Turbomachinery Exhibition1-4 Mar 2019——-