dress code

noun

Definition of dress code

: formally or socially imposed standards of dress

Examples of dress code in a Sentence

The school imposed a new dress code that forbids students from wearing jeans.
Recent Examples on the Web Along with Handel’s Ice Cream, two Birmingham bars, Woolworth and Parkside Cafe, faced a firestorm of criticisms for making racially insensitive statements on social media or implementing dress code policies that target Black customers. al, "Battling systemic racism, COVID-19, Alabama’s Black business owners see surge of support," 23 June 2020 However, this is not Atlas' first time coming under fire for its dress code. Kalhan Rosenblatt, NBC News, "Baltimore restaurant apologizes after video shows Black woman and son denied service," 23 June 2020 Choptank has since modified its dress code, the Sun reported. Alicia Lee, CNN, "A restaurant denied service to a Black boy for his clothes, but video shows a White boy, dressed similarly, was allowed," 23 June 2020 In Virginia, the Franklin County School Board voted unanimously Monday to ban displays of the Confederate flag under its school dress code. Wenei Philimon, USA TODAY, "Will the Black Lives Matter movement finally put an end to Confederate flags and statues?," 13 June 2020 Many on social media were angered by the report about Starbucks' dress code, prompting some Twitter users to suggest a boycott of the company. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Starbucks reverses policy, allowing employees to wear Black Lives Matter attire," 12 June 2020 The memo included a portion of the company's policy on dress code that directly referenced political attire. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "Starbucks bars employees from wearing Black Lives Matter pins because it could 'amplify divisiveness'," 11 June 2020 Shead also wrote that Texas State’s dress code targeted black players, with do-rags, earrings and long hair prohibited. Greg Luca, Houston Chronicle, "Texas State launches investigation of Danny Kaspar after former player alleges he made racially insensitive comments," 5 June 2020 Shead also wrote that Texas State’s dress code targeted black players, with do-rags, earrings and long hair prohibited. Greg Luca, ExpressNews.com, "Texas State launches investigation of Danny Kaspar after former player alleges he made racially insensitive comments," 5 June 2020

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First Known Use of dress code

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Dress code.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dress%20code. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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dress code

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dress code

: a set of rules about what clothing may and may not be worn at a school, office, restaurant, etc.

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