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What is a Dress Code?

You might have been to parties or gatherings, where dress code is as one of the major conditions. Dress code can be anything related to dress or clothing you wear. There are many places, where dress c..

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Are Uniforms Better for School?

This is not just a question, but a topic of burning debate. This debate is still in flames and seems to stay ablaze for long. Many experts are in favor of school uniforms, while a few straightly deny ..

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Tennis Dress Code

Whether you are playing in a tournament or simply practicing in an un-umpired game, at a posh club or at your local tennis court, you must adhere to the ideal tennis dress code. Gone are those day..

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Bridgewater College

The dress and grooming standards of this policy are intended to establish minimum standards for the student workers of Bridgewater College. In addition to these minimum standards, supervisors are..

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Lanier Technical College

Lanier Technical College recognizes that the dress and grooming of students are significant factors in the successful operation of the educational program. Furthermore, it is recognized as an educatio..

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Eastern New Mexico University

It is the intent of the Teacher Education Program to promote professional development for our students that will not interfere with or detract from the school environment, nor disrupt the education..

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ANC Secondary School Dress Code for Boys

The Boys School believes that honoring the expectations of personal presentation is a function of self-discipline. We know that the ordering of our external appearance can have important impact on the..

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NYC Nightlife: Dress Code List

Pacha New York: Dress CodeThe dress code is neat, clean, fashionable, and trendy. Sneakers are fine as long as they are of good taste. No baggy jeans, Timberland boots, sports jerseys, head gear, sw..

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Wearing Leggings to School

Teenage girls studying in school like leggings as a part for their school dress. They say, it saves them from the schlubby sweatpants look. But this tight attire chafe has provoked some school off..

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Golf Dress Code

If you have never been to a round of golf or you are uncertain of the golf dress code before visiting a specific golf course then you must be aware of the dos and don'ts. To begin with, there is n..

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Benedict College

Students' dress at Benedict College should reflect high standards of personal self image so that each student may share in promoting a positive, healthy and safe atmosphere within the College communit..

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Vermont Technical College

Interpretation of the dress code policy is at the discretion of the instructor.  Students failing to meet these guidelines for appearance in clinical settings will be sent off duty.  If the ..

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Faulkner University - A Christian University

While recognizing that personal tastes and styles may vary considerably, the University has established a dress code that all students are expected to review and follow. These guidelines are not creat..

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Questions and Answers

I just had surgery so i cant wear high heels or anything tight on my waist and belly. I'm going to a country music concert. Can I wear a long black summer dress with turquoise accessories? I have s..

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Dress codes, Uniforms and Responsibility

With time, parents are getting more and more concerned about their children welfare, education, development and surrounding. There is no doubt why National School Safety and Security Services collect ..

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Dress Codes and the Female Body

"Are you really going to school dressed like that!" "No responsible mother will ever allow her girl wear such a short dress" Sound quite familiar? I am quite sure of you hearing these lines at least..

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Burlington County Institute of Technology

The pupose of this page is to attempt to clarify questions regarding the dress code.  The following is what was stated in the dress code letter that was sent home. Acceptable Shirts/topsSolid (a..

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Voorhees College

Students' dress should reflect high standards of personal self-image so that each student may share in promoting a positive, healthy and safe atmosphere within the College community. Students who fa..

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Columbia University: College of Physicians and Surgeons

Students are expected to be clean, well groomed, and dressed in a manner appropriate to their responsibilities In environments that include contact with patients, the following are NOT appropriate ..

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ANC Secondary School Dress Code for Girls

Personal appearance influences the sphere and educational environment of the Girls School. Our clothing tends to reflect our feelings and influences our behavior. We believe that our dress policy, com..

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Airline Dress Codes

Airline Dress Codes Ban Cleavage, Shirts With ExpletivesA woman flying from Las Vegas on Southwest this spring says she was confronted by an airline employee for showing too much cleavage. In another ..

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Casual Dress Code

Casual is basically a non-dress code, and you can wear comfortable clothing.

For Him Think Homer Simpson. Tee shirt, jeans and snakers are appropriate. You may also opt to step it up a notch with khakis, cargos a polo shirt or henley and still fit in just fine. Tip: Avoid inflammatory or otherwise offensive graphic tees!

For Her Pull out your favorite jeans! You can opt for a comprtable tee or dress things up a bit with a stylish top, jewelery or even a blazer. Depending on the nature of the event, your footwear can range safely from sneakers to heels to boots. Tip: For outdoor events, sneakers are better as heels can sink into soft ground!

Business Casual Dress Code

Business Casual is what many people would typically wear to work at the office.

For Him Wear a pair of nice khakis paired with a polo shirt or other collared shirt. Dress shoes or loafers are appropriate. Tip: Avoid the wrinkles; iron your shirt and pants! Patterned collared shirts are a nice option for a less dressy feel than their solid counterparts.

For Her Dress pants or khakis with a fashionable top is appropriate. A casual skirt is also an option. Feel free to dress up your outfit with heels, jewelry and.or accessories if desired. Tip: Wear your hair in your everyday style, and avoid overdoing it with makeup or perfume.

Smart Casual Dress Code

Smart Casual (or dressy casual) is basically a combination of casual, business casual, and business dress codes, where you can combine them into a "smart" ensemble.

For Him This is your opportunity to pair denim with a sport coat. Khakis, trousers, vests and ties are other great options to bring into the mix. Tip: If opting for jeans, your denim should look somewhat dressy, fresh and sharp with no wear or holes.

For Her It's safest to go with nice slacks or a skirt, though you could also wear a nice pair of dark jeans dressed up with a collared or otherwise dressy top, Throw on a blazer for an extra touch of class. Tip: For Smart Casual, you should look sharp, stylish and neatly put together.

Business/Informal Dress Code

Informal attire may be a misnomer as it does call for a bi of formality (not to be confused with Casual attire). Business and Informal attire is more sophisticated than Smart Casual, often signaling the need for suits, ties and dresses.

For Him Wear a business suit with tie. You may also opt for nice slacks with a sports jacket and tie.

For Her Wear a business suit or business style dress with heels (high or low).

Tip: For Business and Informal dress codes, stick to business colors: black, navy blue, gray or brown.

Semi-Formal Dress Code

Semi-formal attire is more fancy than business attire but just a notch below formal tuxedos and fancy gowns.

For Him Wear a dark suit with long tie. Tip: The more formal the dress code, the less expression you are allowed in determining your attire options; this is particularly true for men.

For Her This is the perfect time to break out that little black dress. Most women will wear a classy short evening dress, though you may also opt for dress separates. Tip: Ladies should avoid very short dresses and skirts that are shorter than 1 inch above the knee.

Formal/Black Tie/Black Tie Optional Dress Code

Formal, Black Tie and Black Tie Optional events are among the most fancy of all dress codes, and you will likely be surrounded by a crowd full of tuxedos and floor-length gowns.

For Him Wear a tuxedo with all the frills (vest/cummerbund,cufflinks, etc). For Black Tie Optional, you may also opt to wear a black suit with white shirt and conservative tie. Tip: A Black Tie dress code does not necessairly limit you to only "black" ties, but you may opt for a black tux with any matching tie/cummerbund color of your choosing.

For Her You are safest wearing a long, floor-length evening dress A very fancy dress that is not floor-length may also be apropriate. Tip:Wear your hair in an elegant updo or partial updo, and put on fancy jewelry for this occasion.