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How Iranian Women Dressed Before The Islamic Revolution Is Just Shocking

The first thought that strikes our mind when we think of the Gulf nation Iran is hijab-wearing women, somewhat similar to its neighboring Middle-East countries. But those who don't know the history of the 'typical Islamic country', these pictures of Tehran and the complete country of Iran before the 1979 Islamic Revolution will definitely come as a shock to you.

With 'My Stealthy Freedom', several Iranian women are fighting the Hijab compulsion rule from a long time, and we hope things get back as they were decades ago in the gulf country. 

How Iranian Women Dressed Before The Islamic Revolution Is Just Shocking

How Iranian Women Dressed Before The Islamic Revolution Is Just Shocking

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Before the Islamic Revolution, the West had a great impact on Iran.

Before the Islamic Revolution, the West had a great impact on Iran.

There were no bans on particular lifestyle or choice of clothes.

There were no bans on particular lifestyle or choice of clothes.

Several female models without any fear of arrests or warnings, unlike today.

Several female models without any fear of arrests or warnings, unlike today.

Women went to the universities like any other Western country.

Women went to the universities like any other Western country.

The society was quite broadminded back in the 50s and 60s.

The society was quite broadminded back in the 50s and 60s.

Religious differences were never a reason for public disputes.

Religious differences were never a reason for public disputes.

Along with art and literature, Iranian movies were a big hit in other countries as well.

Along with art and literature, Iranian movies were a big hit in other countries as well.

In 1979, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was overthrown by the Iranian government.

In 1979, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was overthrown by the Iranian government.

He was even forced to leave his nation.

He was even forced to leave his nation.

The Iran government then invited religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini to rule the country.

The Iran government then invited religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini to rule the country.

In Khomeini's rule, the Islamic Revolution took place.

In Khomeini's rule, the Islamic Revolution took place.

The Sharia rule was brought into existence, thus changing the life of Iranians completely.

The Sharia rule was brought into existence, thus changing the life of Iranians completely.

The nation saw an 180-degree turn in the lifestyle, education, and freedom of the residents.

The nation saw an 180-degree turn in the lifestyle, education, and freedom of the residents.

These pictures still give a shock when associated with Iran.

These pictures still give a shock when associated with Iran.

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