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The New York Times
Those Sexy Iranians

...True, girls and women can still be imprisoned for going out without proper Islamic dress. But young people are completely redefining such dress so it heightens sex appeal instead of smothering it.

Women are required to cover their hair and to wear either a chador cloak or an overcoat, called a manteau, every time they go out, and these are meant to be black and shapeless. But the latest fashion here in Shiraz, in central Iran, is light, tight and sensual.

"There are some manteaus with slits on the sides up to the armpits," said Mahmoud Salehi, a 25-year-old manteau salesman. "And then there are the `commando manteaus,' with ties on the legs to show off the hips and an elastic under the breasts to accentuate the bust."

Worse, from the point of view of hard-line mullahs, young women in such clothing aren't getting 74 lashes any more — they're getting dates.

Iranian blogger Hoder has started a photo blog and some of the recent images show us what they're talking about.

12 Comments

Joi,
I was in Iran two weeks ago. The younger women are very surprising. The styles can be very sexy. I spoke to a conference and afterwards a young lady came and told me she loved me. Her outfit was as sexy as any miniskirt outfit you might see in LA. Being married I thanked her and ended it there but Iranian women are not the shy demure oppressed women that western feminists like to portray. The young men in Iran make the point that in that culture they can meet a girl and end up married before they know what hit them. I found Iran far more open and progressive than I imagined.

I agree. I've never met an Iranian female student who wasn't very friendly and very well dressed.

Completely unconnected.

I'm trying to set up a group blog for scholars of the 17th century. Nothing heavyweight, just for fun. Members can write about academic matters, their research or just general stuff. I would like to get as many people from Asia involved as possible but I don't know how to make the contacts. Would you mind passing the word around? Thanks, Claire

Sure Claire. Email me at joi at ito.com.

I date an Iranian woman and she is a total nympho. Those vails cant cover their desires.

salam
vase man akshai jaleb az dokhtaran naz irani befrestin
zemnan man mikham ba ye dokhtra ashe nasham
24 salame....bye

Irani girls are so hot! Even the basij babes are hot.

How do people in Tehran buy a car? How do you get insurance and so on?

I want to know about the iranina so much towards every thing

I think that iranian woman are the best in the world
becues they very lovly and human
and i love them l going to married whit a girl irani
she is gourges

as an iranian boy who live in the most religious city of iran(mashad),i'm proud to say that we don't need to watch fashion shows in TV or such things because we can see the latest fashions such as hair styles,make ups,shoes or etc in the streets

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