Iranian Clerks Warned to Dress Mannequins in Hijabs

Shopkeepers also told to hide curves
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 23, 2009 5:21 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Iranian shopkeepers have been ordered to dress female mannequins in Muslim hijab head scarves,  and to keep any curves strictly under wraps, reports the BBC. The edict is part of a continuing crackdown on "Western style" dress. The sale of bowties and neck ties, as well as the sale of women's underwear by men has also been banned. First-time dress code offenders are often warned but others may face court penalties and reeducation classes.