Dress code

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A dress code is a set of rules, often written, with regards to clothing.wikipedia
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Clothing

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A dress code is a set of rules, often written, with regards to clothing.
Wearing clothes is also a social norm, and being deprived of clothing in front of others may be embarrassing.

Toplessness

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Women wear string skirts. In remote areas of Bali, women may go topless.
Displaying cleavage is considered permissible in many settings, and is even a sign of elegance and sophistication on many formal social occasions, but it may be prohibited by dress codes in settings such as workplaces and schools, where sexualized displays of the female breast may be considered inappropriate.

John R. Jewitt

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John R. Jewitt, an Englishman who wrote a memoir about his years as a captive of the Nuu-chah-nulth people in 1802-1805, describes how, after some time living there, Maquinna and the chiefs decided that he must now be "considered one of them, and conform to their customs".
161). Jewitt resented the imposition of this dress code, finding the loose, untailored garments very cold, and attributed to them a subsequent illness of which he almost died.

School uniform

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In 1996, former U. S. President Bill Clinton announced his support for the idea of school uniforms by stating, “School uniforms are one step that may help break the cycle of violence, truancy and disorder by helping young students understand what really counts is what kind of people they are.” Many school districts in the United States took up the idea.
Although often used interchangeably, there is an important distinction between dress codes and school uniforms: according to scholars such as Nathan Joseph, clothing can only be considered a uniform when it "(a) serves as a group emblem, (b) certifies an institution's legitimacy by revealing individual's relative positions and (c) suppresses individuality."

Clothing laws by country

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However, private or public establishments can establish a dress code which requires visitors to wear prescribed clothing.

High heel policy

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Some dress codes, however, require women to wear high heels so that they appear to be taller and more attractive.

Western dress codes

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Different societies and cultures are likely to have different dress codes, Western dress codes being a prominent example.
Western dress codes are dress codes in Western culture about what clothes are worn for what occasion.

Uniform

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Employees are sometimes required to wear a uniform or certain standards of dress, such as a business suit or tie.

Smart casual

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Since the counterculture of the 1960s in the Western world, different Western cultures and events can have varying expectation of the dress code, especially with regards to necktie, and in warmer climates sometimes even with regards to a jacket at all.

Social class

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Dress codes are symbolic indications of different social ideas, including social class, cultural identity, attitude towards comfort, tradition and political or religious affiliations.

Cultural identity

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Dress codes are symbolic indications of different social ideas, including social class, cultural identity, attitude towards comfort, tradition and political or religious affiliations.

Attitude (psychology)

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Dress codes are symbolic indications of different social ideas, including social class, cultural identity, attitude towards comfort, tradition and political or religious affiliations.

Jacket

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Common pieces of clothing worn by peasants and the working class included plain tunics, cloaks, jackets, pants, and shoes.

James Planché

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Examples of these decorations included, as James Planché states, “gold and silver chains and crosses, bracelets of gold, silver or ivory, golden and jeweled belts, strings of amber and other beads, rings, brooches, [and] buckles”.

Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast

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The indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast had a complex social hierarchy which consisted of slaves, commoners and nobles, with dress codes indicating these social distinctions.

Nuu-chah-nulth

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John R. Jewitt, an Englishman who wrote a memoir about his years as a captive of the Nuu-chah-nulth people in 1802-1805, describes how, after some time living there, Maquinna and the chiefs decided that he must now be "considered one of them, and conform to their customs".

Maquinna

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John R. Jewitt, an Englishman who wrote a memoir about his years as a captive of the Nuu-chah-nulth people in 1802-1805, describes how, after some time living there, Maquinna and the chiefs decided that he must now be "considered one of them, and conform to their customs".

Islam

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Islam, founded in the 7th century CE, laid out rules regarding attire of both men and women in public.

Haram

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Gold adornments and silk clothes are prohibited for men to wear, as they are luxurious, but they are permissible for women.

Ihram clothing

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Men are also required to wear the ihram clothing while on Hajj, or annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

Hajj

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Men are also required to wear the ihram clothing while on Hajj, or annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

Hijab

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It is recommended in Islam for women to wear a hijab at all times when in public, as part of the Islamic standard of modesty.

Sikhism

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Sikhism, which was founded in the Indian subcontinent around the end of the 15th century also requires a dress code.

Sikhs

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Male Sikhs, who are members of the Khalsa are required to wear a turban at all times.