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                    DRESS CODE                  

FBLA-PBL Dress Code for Advisers, Members and Guests (revised on November 1997)

Inappropriate attire

The purpose of the dress code is to reflect the professional image of FBLA and its members and to prepare students for the business world. Appropriate FBLA-PBL attire is required for all attendees (advisers, members and guests) at all sessions, events, regional meetings, workshops, and other activities unless otherwise stated. Conference name tags are part of the dress code and must be worn at all times.


  • Pinpoint or button down dress collared shirt (no plaids or large print)

  • Business suit

  • Dress slacks

  • Neckties

  • Dress shoes or dress boots

  • Dress socks

  • Men's business suit (optional)

  • Men's business sport coat or sweater (optional)

  • No visible body piercing, other than ears.


  • Business pantsuit (pants accompanied by a coordinated jacket)

  • Business dress

  • Skirt and blouse

  • Closed-toed dress shoes (no sandals of any kind)

  • Hosiery

  • No visible body piercing, other than ears.


Inappropriate attire includes;

  • Denim or chambray fabric clothing of any kind

  • Overalls, shorts, skorts, stretch or stirrup pants, exercise or bike shorts

  • Backless, see-through, tight-fitting, or low-cut blouses/tops/dresses

  • T-shirts, lycra, spandex, midriff tops, tank tops, bathing suits

  • Thongs, sandals, athletic shoes, industrial work shoes, hiking boots, barefeet or over-the- knee boots

  • Athletic wear, including sneakers

  • Hats, flannel-fabric clothing, or banded collar shirts (cannot wear tie with banded collar shirt)

  • Visible foundation garments.


  • Casual attire may be worn for dances and caucusing (includes jeans, nice T-shirts, or denim/chambray shirts, sneakers or sandals). Not allowed are "cut-out" or "cut-off" jeans, lycra, spandex, midriff tops and bathing suits. Shoes and shirts must be worn.


  • Semi-formal, formal, or FBLA-PBL attire should be worn to the awards program.


  • New fashion trends may be in style but not necessarily appropriate. The best way to operate is to avoid walking the line. If there is a doubt, select something else to wear. Be a professional