In Tehran today, some fashionable young women wear tighter clothes with a scarf loosely covering their head, technically meeting the requirements of the law.
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Chador in, hijab out: Iran VP's wardrobe draws criticismJust a couple of weeks into her appointment, the new Iranian vice president's decision to abandon her fashion style for the all-encompassing black chador is raising questions among women in the Islamic Republic – especially after she said President Hassan Rouhani personally asked her to wear the traditional women's garment. Although Laaya Joneidi typically used to wear a hijab – the headscarf that is mandated by law in today's Iran – and a long coat with pants, her switch to the more conservative chador serves as a political statement in the Islamic Republic.Women in government find it tougher to resist the demand to wear the chador.Masoumeh Ebtekar famously gave up her style for a chador when she became a vice president under former President Mohammad Khatami in 1997 .
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