Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s In Magazines

Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s

In the following, we look at the images of the coverage of Iranian women dressed before the 1970s in magazines and newspapers.


Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s

Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s


Iran before the Islamic Revolution of 1979 was quite a different country from the one we see today. It was secular, Western-oriented and allowed a certain amount of cultural freedom.

It might be shocking today, but women of that time also took a modern approach when it came to fashion. They would dress up just like their Western counterparts and would even show some skin. These old magazine scans give us a rough idea of what a woman could wear at that time.

Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s


Today the women’s dress code in Iran is way more conservative than back in the ‘70s; now, they need to cover their hair, necks, and arms. Nevertheless, Iranian women are generally stylish and tend to choose colorful outfits.

Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s


Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s

Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s


Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s

Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s


Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s

Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s


Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s

Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s


Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s

Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s


Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s

Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s

Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s


Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s

Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s


Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s

Iranian Women Dressed In The 1970s


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  1. Thank you for reminding the world that women weren’t always oppressed in Iran!

    Though I, myself, adhere to my own version of “modest” fashion, and wouldn’t dress as provocatively as some of the 1970’s models in those magazines, it shows us the drastic change in the culture of Iran. Back then, women were doctors, and lawyers, and models, or whatever other career they chose! It wasn’t until the Ayatollah-take-over that turned Iran into a hard pressed Islamic religious state—enforced by the surrounding countries countrymen (yet in continued conflict with the range of sects)—that Iran instantly became what we see and feel today.

    The soft hand history in dealing with Iran in its backwards-modern-state has fortified Iran’s measures to control and abuse women openly. It’s ironic that they require by law for women to cover almost every bit of skin on their body, blaming women for all of man’s individual inability to monitor their own sexual self control, yet they still manage to rape and lust after women! Women are beaten in public squares for the crimes of men against them! They are blamed for enticing men or leading them on if the wind or walking over a curb shows an ankle! Local religious police often take matters into their own hands! Their is no justice for women! Men who love their wives and treat them with respect are threatened, beaten, lose those jobs, etc. Fear grips their daily walk; they publicly conform, as even their belief in their eternal being is held over their heads.

    It’s been forty-one years! That’s all! Not hundreds! Not thousands! The soft approach to dealing with the murderous, narcissistic Ayatollahs and their cronies who demand god-like status, is responsible for the state of all those women‘s unjust treatment! Every nation‘s government, including the US, working in collusion with Iran in their “deals” is realistically accountable—What happened to “We don’t bargain with terrorists”? Money talks! Deals butter palms and make people rich! Sanctions without covert deals hit them where it hurts and would evoke change if their were no corruption!

    These pictures speak for all of the women being oppressed in Iran and the surrounding nations! Their voice is crying out from the past pleading for the women alive there today! May their cries be heard while women who still remember the past—back when they woke up ready to enjoy life, back when mothers and grandmothers held jobs or shopped for the latest fashions, back when they read magazines in which bare skin was captured by the camera lens, and back when mothers had hope for their daughter’s future—are still alive!

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