What to Wear: Court Edition

In last weeks’ blog, we talked about the types of clothing that should not be worn to court. This week, we are going to discuss what you should wear to court. We know it’s a scary and unknown time and O’Donnell Law Center wants to help make your experience as stress-free as possible. By having a guide of how to dress for court, that’s one less thing you have to worry about. When you go to court, you want to present the best image you can. First impressions count. Check out our suggestions below!

Dress for Success

Dress as if you are going for an important job interview. This is a great rule of thumb to follow. If you’re questioning whether or not you should wear something, then don’t wear it. You also want to feel comfortable and confident in what you are wearing.

Wear Comfortable, Fitted Clothing

Wear properly fitting clothing, don't wear anything too loose or too tight. For guys, tucking in your shirt and wearing a belt will help present the best image. Ladies, if you choose to wear a dress or skirt, it needs to be the appropriate length. We suggest keeping your attire clean and simple.

No Casual or Beach Clothing

You should not wear sandals (especially flip-flops), shorts and t-shirts to court. While you may be comfortable in these types of clothing, they do not belong in the courthouse. Most courtrooms will not let you in if you are wearing shorts.

No Hats

You can wear a hat outside the courthouse, but once you enter, you must remove it. 

Be Sufficiently Groomed

Make sure your hair is brushed and for guys with facial hair, it should be nicely groomed and trimmed. Good hygiene, including clean hands and fingernails, will ensure your best appearance.  Cologne, aftershave, and perfume are not needed.

Tattoos and Piercings 

While they are great expressions of your individuality and your unique personality, they can be distracting in court. It’s best to keep it more conservative in the courtroom. So whenever possible, cover tattoos and remove piercings. 

Avoid Excessive Jewelry

In the courtroom, less is more. You should keep the jewelry to a minimum.   

When in court, it’s important to make sure you are giving the right impression.  By following these tips provided by O’Donnell Law Center, you will be more prepared for court. Everything we do is intended to take the burden off of your shoulders and place it on ours.   
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