COVER THOSE KNEES
December 23, 2017 9:45am CST
Upon arrival at a government office in the city to deal with some important matters , Mrs X got the surprise of her life when she was refused entry to the building. The security guard at the entrance told her that she was improperly dressed and therefore could not enter - (her dress was about four inches above the knees). Mrs X obviously was unaware that the dress code for entry to that building - whether staff member or visitor was - no uncovered knees and no tops without sleeves. Needless to say, it was a very angry Mrs X who found herself back on the road for a long drive home (one hour at least) to change the offending garment and get back to the office. Even though the climate here is tropical, many government offices and other establishments adhere to strict dress codes. In some restaurants, one cannot enter wearing shorts or flip flops. Do you have strict dress codes in your country? - and were you ever denied entry to an establishment because of your manner of dress? .
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• United States
One must dress properly for the occasion. Many restaurants have dress codes. Our older son is an attorney and wears navy, gray, brown, black, and tan to the office. I believe houses of worship should also have dress codes. Our synagogue does.
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We had in Italy when I was a kid, now nobody respect anything, not even the churches and it is a shame. We had dress code in Monte-Carlo, no men without shirts, no bikini (or costume) outside the beaches, no bare feet outside the beaches.
• Kathmandu, Nepal
No denying on that! Yeah freedom is required but to what limit it should also be taken into account. I like this rule. I have seen many women wearing alluring dresses. I think that deviates the men's mind. We can't say that it is the mindset of men to be attracted. Yes it is but it is natural too. Shorts should be limited at home, pools and private place. This is my opinion. You may have different opinion but I respect all of them! Thank you very much!
• El Paso, Texas
I don't recall ever having that kind of problem but then I've been wearing pants mostly ever since 1972. I don't wear sleeveless tops so that's never a problem and as for flip flops I don't even own a pair, I can't stand anything between my toes. There are places that prefer no blue jeans or tennis shoes but I generally don't have a reason to want to go to those places.
My late sister never wore dresses - in fact she looked rather strange in a dress. Very different from me- I wear dresses and skirts all the time . When I was younger I got tired of being asked whether I am wearing stockings - lucky me, I never had to wear them - except during the period when black stockings were in fashion.
No dress code and I do not know whether people are denied entry for improper dressing. I read in neighboring Malaysia people are given clothing to cover their knees when they visit government offices. Places of worship have dress codes. I am always dressed rather conservatively - siva
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
@Kandae11 The ones that need to be pulled up because guys just let them sag well below the waist line. They also seriously need to get a belt. I've heard some places have banned saggy pants or droopy drawers, or whatever you want to call them.
no, there is no dress code here, but when going to church, we should dress decent. this morning, there were 3 ladies who were laughing. one used an off-shoulder blouse. then a man, the husband of that one pregnant woman, suddenly pulled down the blouse. the lady shouted. i and my sister talked to them. my sister said, 'if you don't want to hear mass, better get out. you are distracting those who are praying'. i, on the other hand, said to the pregnant woman, ' why are you so noisy? are you attending mass, or you are just here because it is your obligation as a Catholic?' they suddenly kept quiet and never turned back to us.
• United States
It depends on the Government building and state but most court houses you can't wear shorts, tank tops and the like. My office uses to have a strict dress code for Mon to Thursday and on Fridays be casual but proper. Now every day you see jeans, leggings and the like. Some still dress nice but it's become very casual.
• Toccoa, Georgia
Once my husband had a tank top on and we & my family went to a restaurant that wouldn't seat him because they said that all must have sleeves. Luckily, the restaurant was right around the corner from where my parents live. He dashed to their house and put a regular sleeved shirt on and dashed back to the restaurant. It didn't delay us but 15 minutes at the most. We were lucky. About the woman above, she didn't have to make the long drive home. She could have stopped at a clothing store along the way and bought a long skirt. I am sure some kind of shop like that existed along her driving path.