Dress Code

FCCLA's Board of Directors has set forth a mandatory dress code policy for the National Leadership Conference, National Fall Conference, and Capitol Leadership. Please review the policy prior to attending to ensure you and your students do not miss out on any sessions.

The FCCLA official dress is worn for National FCCLA activities per the dress code as outlined. Students may select the attire that best fits the gender with which they identify. This is a personal choice as long as the FCCLA guidelines are followed.

National Fall Conference and Capitol Leadership Dress Code

Mandatory Attire for General Sessions / Exhibits / Workshops

  • FCCLA Red blazer is encouraged
  • Red, black, or white polo or professional white shirt (long or short sleeves)
  • Black bottoms (slacks, skirt, sheath dress)
  • Shoes (black preferred)
  • Jeans, t‐shirts, athletic wear are NOT acceptable

Advisers / Chaperones / Guests

  • Business professional
  • Jeans, t‐shirts, athletic wear are NOT acceptable

Skill Demonstration Event Participants

Skill Demonstration Event participants are expected to adhere to the published dress code. For participation in competition, follow event specifications for dress, and wear appropriate clothing for the nature of the presentation. If attending conference activities prior to or immediately after a presentation, be prepared to change into clothing that meets the conference dress code.

National Leadership Conference Dress Code

Mandatory Attire for General Sessions / Business Session / Exhibits / Workshops / Star Events Recognition Sessions

  • FCCLA red blazer
  • Professional white or black shirt
  • Neckwear options can include the neckwear from the official emblematic supplier, black or red tie, black or red bow tie, single strand of pearls, red black, and/or white scarf, or no neckwear
  • Black bottoms (slacks, skirt, sheath dress)
  • Shoes (black preferred)
  • Jeans, t‐shirts, athletic wear are NOT acceptable

Exception: Culinary Arts participants are welcome to wear their Chef’s Attire during the STAR Events Recognition Session.

Advisers/ Chaperones/ Guests

  • Business professional
  • Jeans, t‐shirts, athletic wear are NOT acceptable

STAR Event Participants

STAR Events participants are expected to adhere to the published dress code. For participation in competition, follow event specifications for dress, and wear appropriate clothing for the nature of the presentation. If attending conference activities prior to or immediately after a presentation, be prepared to change into clothing that meets the conference dress code.

Special Event Attire

All Attendees

  • Casual slacks, shorts, jeans, t‐shirts, athletic and tennis shoes

Gala

Females and Males

  • Semi‐formal – You are able to wear semi‐formal attire to the Closing General Session if you are attending the Gala
  • Jeans, t‐shirts, athletic wear and athletic shoes are NOT included in semi‐formal attire

Advisers / Chaperones / Guests

  • Semi‐formal or business professional
  • Jeans, t‐shirts, athletic wear, and athletic shoes are NOT acceptable

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