Iran traditional clothing is among the most beautiful clothes of the world. Iran is a giant country with diverse ethnics. Factors like religion, culture, geographical situation, social issues and government effects on Persian clothing style.

Iran travel guide center invites you to read the complete article in order to know better about the worth of Iran traditional clothing.

Iran traditional clothing is a product of Persian custom and heritage. Different colors which used in Persian clothing style are inspired by nature. In the past, Iran traditional clothing was used by majority of people but now you can see it in villages and some traditional festivals and weddings.

Iran Traditional Clothing of Women and Men

Iran traditional clothing of Iranian women are modest included trousers (shalvarشلوار), Blouse (Pirhan/پیرهن), skirt, scarf (روسری), jacket (jelighe/جلیقه) and other over garments.

Blouse and jackets were made by various fabrics with heavy embroidery like needle work, ribbons, swing tapes and coins.

Persian clothing style of men included trousers, wide belt (kamarband/کمربند), Headdresses (sarband/سربند), jackets/coats and long robes. In addition, women have been using gold as jewelry and it was used as part of their clothes, too.

Iran traditional clothing of women is elegant and eye-catching in vivid colors. They are distinct due to ethnics. Let’s take a look to traditional clothing for women and men:

Baloch/ Baluch/ بلوچ

Baloch women who live in Sistan and Balochistan have the most Iran Traditional clothing, they wear clothes in multi-colors like red, blue, white, purple and yellow.

This outfit is a long robe made by cotton or light wool with loose sleeves, low-necked and baggy pants.

This Persian clothing style usually has heavy needle work. They also wear a kind of scarf and a kind of chador. Baloch men wear a simple long robe often in white with loose trousers. They have wide belts in cotton and hats which is mostly white or grey.


Gilaki women’s dress who live in Gilan like rasht city is known as one of the happiest clothes in the world.

This outfit includes shirt, jacket, scarf and headdress.

They also use pants and a kind of scarf fasten around waist. Their jackets has beautiful embroidery and their shirts are in pretty colors like red, blue, white and orange.

Their prominent difference in clothes is their colorful skirt which is like rainbow. Gilaki men’s outfit consists of vest, trousers, shirt, hat (mostly woolly) and shoes.

Iran-Turkish/ ترکی

Turkish Men & Women Clothing
Turkish Men & Women Clothing

Turkish women who live in east Azerbaijan dress in long shirt, long wrinkled skirt, floral long scarf, headband and hat.

Turkish men dress in wrinkled robe and loose pants which get tight in ankle. They use various hats.

Nowadays traditional Iran-Turkish clothes is using by famous Turkish ethnics like Shahsavan (شاهسون) and Arasbaran (ارسباران). Few villages like Doijan (دویجان) in Marand still wear local clothes.

Iran-Kurdish/ کردی

Kurdish women who live in Kurdistan wear a long frock with short jacket in velvet which has coins from gold on it.

Their pants are in cotton or silk usually baggy which is get tight by button in ankle.

Their hat and headdress are often made by themselves. In regions like Oramant (اورامانات), girls and women braid their hair and put hats with coins on their head.

Kurdish men clothes contain coat and loose pants which gets tight in ankle, wide belt (which they put knife or gun) and shirt. Also they use along cloth (Pech/پچ) which they wrap it around their head.


Qashqai tribe is one of the biggest Turk tribes in Iran who live in Fars province. They have one of the most beautiful clothes in Iran. Qashqai women wear long colorful shirts which is down their knees and it has two long plackets in two sides.

They also wear along wrinkled skirt which has harmony in color with their shirt. Furthermore, they use along thin cloth which has special pattern as scarf.

Moreover, they wrap a cloth around their head on that scarf which is usually from silk. Qashqai men’s outfit includes along loose robe they wear it on shirt, wide belt and hat usually in grey and buff made from goat’s fluff.

Kormanji/ کرمانجی

Kormanji women who live in khorasan wear tunic, vest and wrinkled skirt in velvet which is red for women and orange or yellow for girls. Their prominent difference is their nice long earrings (gar/گار).

Kormanji men wear a red shirt which is from silk with coat and pants. Their shoes are from natural leather.

Bakhtiari/ بختیاری

Bakhtiari tribe is one of the biggest Fars tribes who live in Lorestan. Bakhtiari women’s clothes are from different fabrics like silk, velvet and brocade.

You can see coin embroidery and sequins on their clothes. They dress in a long frock, wrinkled skirt, headdress, long scarf in blue, green, yellow, red or purple and black shoes.

Bakhtiari men’s outfit consists of shirt, pants, wide belt, shoes, felt hat and a kind of woolly coat (choogha/چوقا).

Turkmen/ ترکمن

turkmen people
turkmen people

Turkmens are one of the Turk ethnics who live in northeast of Iran. Turkmen women dress in silky long frock usually deep red or dark brown with needlework.

They use hats which the shape of it shows if they are married or not. Turkmen men’s clothes are silky robe mostly in red or yellow, vest from camel fluff, loose cotton pants and leather boots.

The prominent difference in men’s clothes from other ethnics is dark woolly hats made from sheep’s leather (Duwmme Telpek/دوومه تلپک).

What is Persian Clothing Style in Current Iran?

Nowadays clothing has been changed by the passage of time .These traditional clothes are not fashionable anymore, especially in big cities like Tehran city.

Iran female dress code includes pants. Also, jeans are very popular among women and men. Furthermore, women’s dress contains along robe (manto/مانتو) and scarf.

There are two kind of scarfs: (rosary/روسری) and (shal/شال). So, The first one is usually bigger in size while the second one is like a long strip cloth.

Additionally, Iranian men clothes consists of a T-shirt or a shirt and pants.

Traditional Style in Modern Iranian Women Clothes

Recently, you can see that Iranian designers all around the world create modern clothes for women using patterns that are rooted in Iran’s customs and traditions like Floral and Paisley (botejeghe/بته جقه).

They are in bright colors that has elements from nature. Nowadays they are used specially in scarfs, mantos, handbag and shoes and are fashion now among young people.

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