If you are a planning to visit Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, you better know that there’s a serious dress code — even for tourists. Qatar has been spreading the word about its modesty rules through pamphlets and posters aimed at educating visitors about how to dress in order to “preserve Qatar’s culture and values.”
Residents and visitors alike are expected to be covered up from shoulders to knees. That means no sundresses, tank tops or shorts. The leaflets also specifically say, “LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS.”
Other advice encourages visitors to avoid public displays of affection and ask permission before taking photos of people you don’t know. Drinking alcohol is also not allowed, except in hotel bars. While many folks on social media are bashing Qatar for the regulations. It is an Islamic country and if you are going to visit, you need to respect and abide by their rules.
Now let’s get back to that quote about leggings… For the most part, I agree. If you can see a woman’s camel toe, underwear or bare ass (which is the case with leggings a lot of the time), then she’s not wearing pants and should probably put on a skirt or a long top.
Let’s take a look at these 10 occasions when leggings are definitely not pants.