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 The dress code is cocktail attire with jackets required, and a pre-show reception features charcuterie and drinks from the historic mansion’s Baker Bar. BostonGlobe.com, 5 July 2022 The dress code is as understated as a white linen button-up. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 17 June 2022 The dress code is pool attire; guests who enter the resort building must wear shirts or swimsuit coverups and shoes or sandals. Alison Stanton, The Arizona Republic, 23 May 2022 The dress code for this year's Met Gala was white-tie with an emphasis on Gilded Glamour. Glenn Garner, PEOPLE.com, 12 May 2022 Splayed glowing falcon wings, neon changshans, gold chrome cyclops sunglasses and Tron-looking black leggings with electric blue panels; the metaverse dress code was futuristic chaos, and suddenly my freebie tiara wasn't cutting it. Leah Dolan, CNN, 30 Mar. 2022 The lawsuit has been traveling through the courts; eventually, in 2019 U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard ruled that the dress code was a violation of the constitutional rights of female students. Peter Greene, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 The extreme heat even led Parliament to loosen its strict dress code. Robert Edme And John Leicester, Anchorage Daily News, 18 July 2022 Before winning Wimbledon in 1992, American Andre Agassi had boycotted the tournament, eschewing its traditionalism and dress code. Julian Mark, Washington Post, 11 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dress code

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dress code was in 1961

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Last Updated

4 Aug 2022

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“Dress code.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dress%20code. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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