Dresscode, Things You Don’t Know About Fashion Rules

Dress standards, like regulations, are something that travelers are expected to follow when visiting a foreign destination. Similar to the unique laws to remember when traveling, there are several strange dress code standards that you should adhere to in order to respect the local culture and avoid fines.

Here are 11 strange rules from around the world to keep an eye out for on your next international vacation:

1. You can’t drive wearing sandals in Spain

It is never a good idea to drive in sandals, flip-flops, or any open-toed shoe. It is, nevertheless, a punishable offense in Spain.

Many countries prohibit wearing swimsuit on the street away from the beach.

2. Don’t wear your bikini away from the beach

Many countries prohibit wearing swimsuits on the street. Authorities in Majorca and Barcelona, Spain, as well as Hvar, Croatia, the Maldives, and Turkey, levy heavy fines on those who walk along the street wearing only a bikini or bathing shorts.

3. You can’t wear camouflage clothing in Barbados

Camouflage clothing is prohibited in Barbados, as well as in other other Caribbean countries such as St. Vincent and St. Lucia. This law applies to everyone, even children, and adults who break it will face fines.

4. No wearing high heels in Greece

Women are not permitted to wear high heels in historic sites in Greece, such as the Acropolis or Delphi. This is done to avoid inflicting harm to these ancient monuments.

Packing trousers or high heels should be done with caution.

5. In some places, women can’t wear trousers

Women are not permitted to wear trousers in Sudan or North Korea. According to accounts, women in each of these countries suffer serious penalties for wearing trousers.

6. Men can’t wear makeup in Sudan

Male models were declared “indecently clad” and “offensive” for wearing cosmetics at a fashion presentation, according to the same extreme interpretation of Sharia law that prohibits women from wearing trousers in Sudan.

Keep a scarf on hand to conceal up when visiting sacred sites.

7. Wear modest clothing to religious places

Many hallowed sites, from churches to mosques and temples, ask guests to cover up as a sign of respect. This normally means covering your shoulders and wearing long skirts or leggings, though some areas may also require you to cover your head.

8. Only wear Speedos in France

Many public swimming pools in France have forbidden men from wearing loose-fitting swimming trunks. If you’re not wearing close-fitting Speedos, you won’t be able to swim.

9. Dress classy for Harrods in London

If you’re wearing “clothes that may show intimate portions of the body, or that depicts objectionable imagery or words,” you won’t be able to enter London’s famous luxury department store. Rip jeans, high cut Bermuda or beach shorts, swimwear, athletic singlets, cycling shorts, flip-flops, thong sandals, and dirty or “unkempt” apparel are all prohibited.

10. No niqabs or burqas in France

In France, it is illegal to wear any face-covering hat in public. Masks, helmets, and balaclavas, as well as burqas, niqabs, and other veils, are included.

11. Baring skin and cross-dressing are illegal in Saudi Arabia

Women in Saudi Arabia, whether local or international, are not permitted to show even an inch of flesh. All arms, legs, and heads must be covered. Cross-dressing and “behaving like a woman” are likewise unlawful for men.