FBLA-PBL members and advisers should develop an awareness of the image one’s appearance projects. The purpose of the dress code is to uphold the professional image of the association and its members and to prepare students for the business world. Appropriate attire is required for all attendees – advisers, members, and guests – at all general sessions, competitive events, regional meetings, workshops, and other activities unless otherwise stated in the conference program. Conference name badges are part of this dress code and must be worn for all conference functions. For safety reasons, do not wear name badges when touring.

    Professional attire acceptable for official FBLA-PBL activities include:

    Business suit with collar dress shirt, and necktie or
    Sport coat, dress slacks, collar shirt, and necktie or
    Dress slacks, collar shirt, and necktie.
    Banded collar shirt may be worn only if sport coat or business suit is worn.
    Dress shoes and socks.

    Business suit with blouse or
    Business pantsuit with blouse or
    Skirt or dress slacks with blouse or sweater or
    Business dress.
    Capris or gauchos with coordinating jacket/suit, worn below the knee, with nylons.*
    Dress shoes.
    Nylons when wearing skirts and dresses.

    Inappropriate attire, for both men and women, includes:
    Jewelry in visible body piercing, other than ears
    Denim or chambray fabric clothing of any kind, overalls, shorts, skorts, stretch or stirrup pants, exercise or bike shorts
    Backless, see-through, tight-fitting, spaghetti straps, strapless, extremely short, or low-cut blouses/tops/dresses/skirts
    T-shirts, Lycra™, spandex, midriff tops, tank tops, bathing suits
    Sandals, athletic shoes, industrial work shoes, hiking boots, bare feet, or over-theknee-boots
    Athletic wear, including sneakers
    Hats or flannel fabric clothing
    Bolo ties
    Visible foundation garments

    CLARIFICATION--Many women’s two-piece suits are currently designed so that they do not require a blouse. Therefore, this will be accepted. In addition, sling-back shoes, opentoe shoes, and sleeveless dresses are accepted.

Last Modified on October 29, 2008