11 compulsory traditional dress codes in the world surprise you

Articles Jun 09, 2019 08:03

Each country will have a different costume tradition. The concept of different beauty will make the dress code rules follow the beauty of its own. The world becomes strange with all the more strange rules that can sometimes make us wonder why.

As different as the cultures are around the world, the rules of how one should dress in many countries can make you wonder about their existence.

Here are some unusual dress codes around the world that you must know!

1. In Bhutan, female citizens must wear a kimono, known as a Kira, in public at all times.

The traditional attire for men and women was introduced around the 17th century by the unifier of Bhutan as a nation-state, 'Ngawang Namgyal' to exhibit their unique identity as Bhutan is placed with deep-rooted traditions.

11 compulsory traditional dress codes in the world surprise you

2. In both Sudan and North Korea, women are not allowed to wear trousers.

In the year 2014, there was outrage as nine women faced 40 lashes for the crime of wearing western-style slacks.

11 compulsory traditional dress codes in the world surprise you

3. In Spain, wearing sandals or flip-flops, or any open-toed-shoe is a punishable offense.

You'll be presented with a fine if you are caught wearing flip-flops. Having an extra pair of shes might save you from the same. It is only for safety purposes as the law here states that you must be in control of your vehicle at all times.

11 compulsory traditional dress codes in the world surprise you

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4. You are not allowed to wear high heels in Greece at historical sites such as the Acropolis or Delphi.

The ancient sight suffers when walked on by pointed shoes. To keep their monuments healthy, they came up with this policy. 

11 compulsory traditional dress codes in the world surprise you

5. Uganda is a place where you can't wear miniskirts. 

Uganda signed into law sweeping and controversial anti-pornography legislation that outlaws miniskirts and other types of revealing clothing. Ugandan women are not comfortable and have escalated a lot of debates since the law came into being.

11 compulsory traditional dress codes in the world surprise you

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6. Men can’t wear makeup in Sudan.

In the year 2009, the Saudi government arrested 67 men at a private party in Riyadh. The offense was that they were cross-dressing and “behaving like women.”

11 compulsory traditional dress codes in the world surprise you

7. In France, under the law, people are prohibited from completely covering their faces and it includes clothing items, from scarves and burqas to masks and motorcycle helmets.

11 compulsory traditional dress codes in the world surprise you

8. Always dress classy for Harrods- a luxury store in London. 

Classy is London's forte. The store won’t allow you in if you’re wearing “clothing which may reveal intimate parts of the body, or which portrays offensive pictures or writing”.

11 compulsory traditional dress codes in the world surprise you

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9. The staff of a county library system in Sevierville, Tennessee can only wear colored like black, grey, white, cream and purple.

11 compulsory traditional dress codes in the world surprise you

10. When swimming in France, only wear speedos and not loose trunks. 

11 compulsory traditional dress codes in the world surprise you

11. It is illegal to “imitate the appearance of the opposite sex” in Kuwait.

Around 14 people have been imprisoned under this law since it was approved in December 2007.

11 compulsory traditional dress codes in the world surprise you

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