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Dress Code

Dressing for the Foot in the Door Fair

Business Casual

Professional dress that looks relaxed yet neat and pulled together


MEN

Shirt
• Button down
• Must have sleeves & collars

Suit (Pants & Jacket)
• Khaki slacks acceptable
• Business suit, blazer, sports coat

Socks & Shoes
• Shoes matter, leather preferred
• Loafers acceptable

Accessories (Tie, Jewelry, etc.)
• No earrings or body piercing
• Tip of tie should reach below belt-buckle


WOMEN

Shirt or Blouse
• Certain blouses made to be worn out are permitted
• Button-down shirts
• Tuck in shirts

Suit (Pants & Jacket)
• Khaki slacks acceptable
• Bus. suit, blazer, skirt, pants, dress
Stockings & Shoes • Loafers acceptable
• Shoes matter, leather preferred
Accessories (Jewelry, Perfume, etc.)
• Earrings should either be small studs or avoided altogether


What Not To Wear

Women

  • No tight fitting or mini-skirts
  • No blouse that is tight-fitting, wrinkled, or distracting because of loud colors
  • Do not wear a sleeveless blouse
  • Do not wear open-toe shoes, high boots, or stiletto heels
  • No printed stockings
  • Avoid large hoop and dangling earrings
  • Do not wear more than one pair of earrings and two finger rings
  • No non-traditional jewelry, such as nose rings, eyebrow rings, and multiple earrings

Men

  • No shirts that have bright colors, French cuffs, or monograms
  • No ties with loud colors or patterns
  • Avoid boots
  • No non-traditional jewelry, such as nose rings, eyebrow rings, and multiple earrings
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