How to Dress for Jury Duty – For Women – The Dos & Don’ts

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Have you been called for jury duty? If so, picking out what to wear to jury duty is one of the most important things on your to-do list and can be extremely tricky.

Being in a courtroom can be overwhelming and among the responsibilities that come along with your civic duty, one of them requires that you respect the dress code.

How should female jurors dress for jury duty?

When considering what to wear for jury duty, you should aim for a balance of professionalism and comfort, opting for modest, business-casual attire that conveys respect for the court. You want to look in a way that impresses everyone around you without being loud. Your jury duty outfit should look respectable and neat as you will be surrounded by attorneys, judges, and witnesses.

How to dress for jury duty will vary according to the objective of your court meeting. Since you already have a whole lot on your mind for that important day, we will make your job easier by helping you make your fashion woes lighter!

You must wear something that is business casual or formal every day. Whatever you choose, make sure you wear comfortable clothes. A stylish outfit is no use if it is not something you are comfortable in.

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Here are some of the do’s and don’ts you should know when getting ready to go to a courtroom:

Do’s:

  • Pick whites, blacks, and browns from your wardrobe. Dark colors will ensure a more sophisticated look and make you look more professional.
  • Choose a formal or business casual attire – such as black pants or slacks or dress pants, suits, nice tops, business dresses that go below the knee. You need to look your best for jury duty!
  • Button-down shirts and blazers are perfect for jury duty.
  • If you’re stuck on what to wear to court, women should go for heels or a nice loafer.
  • Simple jewelry and a small handbag add extra sophistication to your outfit. Don’t get too flashy with your jewelry as you’re not the center of attention as a jury member.
  • Wear shift dresses that go to the knee or below so you’ll be comfortable during your long sit times you may experience.

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Don’ts:

  • Avoid wearing funky colors because you don’t want to stand out. Going to participate in jury duty is more of a ‘try to blend in’ situation.
  • Say no to casual clothing such as a t-shirt, tank tops, shorts, and ripped jeans. If you’ve ever wondered if you can wear jeans to jury duty, the answer is no.
    It is important that you understand that a courtroom is not the place to look casual or ragged! Your friends will be waiting for you where you can change into those casual clothes later.
  • Stay modest and try not to expose too much skin. This isn’t the time to show off. You could get told to leave if you are not dressed appropriately.
  • No unnecessary accessories such as baseball caps, hats, or flashy jewelry. Again – you don’t want to stand out in the courtroom and be a distraction. The judge and officers need to have full attention to their work while you’re there.
  • Flip flops and sneakers are a big NO. Wearing tennis shoes to a courtroom is not acceptable either and will not be appropriate.
  • Do not wear anything with an offensive slogan or statement. Your nice dressy clothes should not have big words on them anyway!
  • Do not wear any short dresses or skirts. Remember your goal as a juror — it is to help the judge decide on how to make their ruling on a case. It is not to show off your legs!

 

We hope you found these tips on how to dress for jury duty helpful! If you have any questions or other suggestions, please leave them in the comments below. As always, make sure to share with your friends and like us on Facebook!

Erin @ Wardrobe Hackers

Erin @ Wardrobe Hackers

Content Creator for Wardrobe Hackers

Erin is a fashion enthusiast, all-around craftsy girl, marketer, and devoted mom. She’s been with Wardrobe Hackers since day 1, as the author and “star” of our very first blog post and Youtube video. Before joining Wardrobe Hackers, Erin had her own custom wreath-making business (Front Door Décor) and prior to that, she managed key accounts with Enterprise. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, two young girls and a beagle that sheds (a lot!).

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