People have always been considered about their looks and what they wear. What if someone will put restrictions on your dress up? Have you ever thought that there could be a legal action taken against the length of your dress? Korea is the place which is found quite strict about the fashion with ‘Korean fashion police’. If you have thoughts to travel in the country, just consider the length of your dress and hair otherwise, it could lead you to jail.
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What is there in the law?
Under the presidency of Park Chang Hee, father of the current president, come out with a law under which miniskirts were banned in South Korea. Long in the 1970s, women were not allowed to wear skirts shorter than the government – approved length. Indecent exposure in public is considered a severe offense. Ladies were to wander in streets in trousers and jeans. The law was not only restricted to the fashion of Korean ladies but also consider men hair as important. All the men were not allowed to grow hair longer than a certain length. The law was made for such a thing because it was considered as something shameful, unimpressive and causing discomfort in public.
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Korean Fashion Police to keep an eye
Who was there to control all this? Under the dictatorship of such an impeded president, police use to roam in public with rulers to measure the length of skirts and hair. Not only this, they were allowed to cut hair on the spot, and anyone who would argue with them would be charged. These keepers of law are known as “Fashion Police”.
The law was not only imposed on people in 1970s but also restricting people from fashion today as well. The daughter of Park, Park Geunhye, have also observed such thing as an offense. People wearing miniskirt can be charged 50,000 won as fine. Fashion police still roam around in the city with a ruler to measure the length of the dresses. In the present scenario, so much has been confronted about. So, be careful what you wear while wandering around in Korean streets.