First impressions matter in life. Whether you preparing for a job interview
or meeting your significant other’s parents for the first time,
how you dress is imperative when it comes to making a good one.
This is also true in the courtroom. Not only do judges, prosecutors, and
jurors examine your case and available evidence, but also your appearances
for any indications of your character. Court is a serious place which
mandates professional attire.
What Men Should Wear
Men should wear a fitted suit and tie. The combination of a clean, collared
dress shirt that’s white or blue, and khakis or slacks is also an
Dress in dark colors like navy blue or dark grey, but do not wear black.
Light colored suits are considered less formal attire.
Men should NOT wear the following clothing items:
- Tank tops
- Sports attire
- Work boots
What Women Should Wear
Women should dress in a conservative manner. Dresses at or below the knee,
pantsuits, professional blouses, and slacks are all recommended. Avoid
any clothing that is alluring, too tight, too small, or reveals cleavage,
bare shoulders, bareback, or a bare midriff. Ensure jewelry and makeup
are modest as well.
Similar to men, women should wear dark colors. Do not wear anything bold
or bright, which can be a distraction.
Women should NOT wear the following clothing items to court:
- Anything too dressy or sexy
- Tops with spaghetti straps
- Strapless dress or sundress
- Crop tops
- Exercise attire
- High heels
- Open-toed footwear
Hygiene is also important too. Men and women should appear clean and use
limited cologne or perfume. If you have hair that has been dyed an unnatural
color, make sure you revert it back to a more natural tone. Do not go
into court smelling like alcohol, cigarettes, or marijuana. If you have
tattoos and extensive piercings, hide your tattoos and remove any jewelry
before entering the courtroom.
If you have been arrested for a criminal offense in Wisconsin,
Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer at the
Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella today.