Definition of dress code in English:

dress code


  • 1A set of rules, usually written and posted, specifying the required manner of dress at a school, office, club, restaurant, etc.

    ‘while the dress code doesn't require two-tone shoes, you will get turned away if you wear jeans’
    • ‘Bermuda has strict decency and dress code rules which operate almost everywhere - golf courses, restaurants, hotels.’
    • ‘I'd also be shocked to see a restaurant without a dress code.’
    • ‘Since many clubs have a dress code, don't wear sneakers or jeans, unless you want to risk being banned from the club.’
    • ‘Male guests will have to conform to the club dress code of a jacket and tie, while women will have to wear ‘appropriate’ attire.’
    • ‘The teachers had given up with trying to make her comply with dress code rules.’
    • ‘We have a business casual dress code at my office, which means collared shirts without a tie.’
    • ‘The official rules about the dress code and many other things should be in the brochure.’
    • ‘The dress code required a mask and everyone coming to the pub was provided one at the entrance.’
    • ‘Quite a few of the clubs have a strict dress code, banning trainers and jeans.’
    • ‘The competition has its rules and a strict dress code of leather shoes, long pants and a shirt with a collar.’
    • ‘Memos were posted in offices everywhere defining the new summer dress code.’
    • ‘He reminded us of the dress code, some frequently broken school rules, and the photo ID picture day.’
    • ‘If your office doesn't have a strict dress code, then you can wear these with your casual business wear.’
    • ‘Imagine a club with no bouncers or dress code that catered for the needs of the physically and mentally challenged.’
    • ‘Next year, third-year female students at the school will also be required to adhere to this dress code.’
    • ‘Most people are happy to abide by the rules which include a strict dress code.’
    • ‘Her clothes barely passed the dress code and our dress code was pretty loose compared to other schools.’
    • ‘The district agreed to settle the lawsuit and allow exceptions to its dress code for religious clothing.’
    • ‘Religious and cultural traditions make the matter of dress code an important consideration.’
    • ‘Parents designed the dress code and sports program, and helped evaluate teachers.’
    1. 1.1The customary style of dress of a specified group.
      ‘jeans or shorts, the standard dress code for producer types’
      • ‘Over the centuries they have mixed so thoroughly with the Han Chinese that they are indistinguishable from each other but for religion, customs and dress codes.’
      • ‘Every generation or social tribe operates a bit like an exclusive club, with a dress code and admissions policy.’
      • ‘Greenfield changed its dress code over the summer, and shorts and jeans are now passé, as are shirts lacking collars.’
      • ‘The dress code for the evening machine room people is closer to polo and jeans.’


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