Talk:Clothing laws by country

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Criticism[edit]

This article is not very useful in my oppinion. It lists very few countries, of which information is available in its respective main country article. Regarding UK pub dress laws, this is not a recent event. THis article is outdated. 58.107.100.147 13:53, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

I agree there. It should include more countries. When I saw the article, I expected far more than this. --Oddeivind (talk) 09:29, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

"Women shirtless" category should be "Women topless"[edit]

In the US, if a woman is wearing a bra without a shirt, it's always legal and would be called shirtless here. Now many places of bussiness would ban customers from entering in such an outfit but they'd also ban guys without a shirt from entering as well. But in some US cities it would be illegal for a woman to be topless in public. (Generally defined as showing any portion of either nipple.) Jon 01:29, 31 December 2006 (UTC)


Removed chart[edit]

I removed the chart below per WP:BURDEN "The burden of evidence lies with the editor who adds or restores material. All quotations and any material challenged or likely to be challenged should be attributed to a reliable, published source using an inline citation". I don't believe that the content is entirely true, and it is completely unreferenced. Jeepday (talk) 22:18, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Laws by country[edit]

Legally, clothing laws are as follows:

Country Men shirtless Women topless Exposed legs Exposed navel Cross-dressing Public nudity
Canada Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Illegal
Germany Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal
Hong Kong Legal Illegal Legal Legal Legal Illegal
Japan Legal Illegal (Except at onsen) Legal Legal Legal Illegal
Iran Illegal Illegal Illegal Illegal Illegal Illegal
Netherlands Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Illegal except in "suitable" places
Saudi Arabia Illegal Illegal Illegal Illegal Extremely illegal, would result in immediate beheading Illegal
Sweden Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal Legal, but usually considered offensive
United Arab Emirates Illegal Illegal Legal Legal Legal, but considered offensive Illegal
United Kingdom Legal Legal, but usually considered offensive (except on beaches) Legal Legal Legal Legal, as long as no one is offended
United States Legal Varies Legal Legal Legal (but occasionally grounds for criticism among children, sometimes violence among adults) Varies

Well, it would be interesting to see a referenced version of this chart, but in the meantime I have started adding referenced prose for various countries. Much more work is needed. -- Beland (talk) 02:37, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Expansion suggestion[edit]

At the moment, this article mainly seems focused on laws relating to nudity. If it's meant to cover clothing laws in general, as the title suggests, it could be expanded to include the French ban on face covering in public (and related proposed laws in other countries: see Islamic dress in Europe). Robofish (talk) 19:15, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

North Korea[edit]

I removed some absurd theories about North Korea forbiding women to wear trousers. It's ridiculus the amount of histories media invents about the DPRK. Quick google search show this results:

--181.160.222.213 (talk) 23:18, 25 April 2013 (UTC)