What Women Wear to Court

Makeup

lipstick-smackThere’s a place for bar or club makeup. And it’s at the bar or in the club, not the courtroom. There’s a place to test out new makeup techniques. It’s your bathroom, not the courtroom. If you’re using glitter or smoky eye or really any color found in a rainbow on your eyelids as part of your professional court appearance, you’re doing it wrong. I’m going to skip blushes and lipsticks and just say this: even clowns don’t want to look like clowns. As usual, a little goes a long way. Don’t overdo it. Next: Tops

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9 Comments

  1. Honus

    July 25, 2012 at 6:07 am

    I had the best sex 3 years ago with a woman after losing a motion in court against her. Who knew that she would be writhing in my hotel on top of me only 2 hours and 3 beers after the judge denied my motion to dismiss. I can’t remember what she wore in court because she wore nothing but a smile 30 seconds after we got to my room. I never came across her again in court (too bad) tho I know she is still in the city maybe celebrating a win on some other dude’s pipe.

  2. Sean Duesler

    July 25, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    I’m still looking for the male equviolent of the female “sweater set”….

    • Sean Duesler

      July 25, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      *equivalent (sry)….

  3. Jeff F

    July 31, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Nice to read this from a woman’s perspective. As a guy, if I say something it’s politically incorrect. Not that all the guys dress well (for goodness sake button the top button, pull your tie up and polish your shoes, gentlemen. Might want to consider replacing the frayed collar/cuffs shirt too.) but women get away with looking far too casual.

  4. mneiai

    July 31, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Coming from an industry (defense/politics) where professional attire was required and anyone in such casual clothing as sundresses and jean jackets was considered entirely inappropriate and suffered because of it, I don’t think this is the fault of the female lawyers–somewhere down the line, people in charge (men, considering) allowed them, maybe even encouraged them, to dress differently. It probably created a culture where females feel that it is now acceptable and in order to change this you can’t just slut- and body-shame women, there needs to be a dress code created and/or enforced that requires relatively equal levels of formality from everyone. And it should certainly include men in ridiculously tiny borrowed jackets and the like, because that doesn’t look professional, either.

  5. 2012 Fashion Trends

    August 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Oh my Jove, I never thought that fashion is considered even while dressing up for visiting court room in the normal days. Well, I am now aware that it is necessary to be well dressed in your daily routine, whether you are going to office or any other place.

  6. rock concert apparel

    September 24, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Every professional place has a dressing rules which should be followed by all men and women. It is very important to take the professionalism seriously.

  7. Hal

    October 7, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Get Miley Cyrus to twerk for this website.

  8. aisehino

    October 28, 2013 at 3:34 am

    How do these people not get thrown out? One of my professors loves telling all these stories of women being ignored by the bench because they didn’t wear stockings or showed some cleavage.

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