Dress Code



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The following dress code has been developed for all students, advisers, alumni, and guests attending any Michigan FCCLA activity.


One of FCCLA’s primary goals is to prepare its members to enter the workforce, which includes how to dress properly in employment situations. Delegates at every activity are always representing Michigan FCCLA; therefore, it is necessary for delegates to be in appropriate attire at all times. It is important to remember that evaluators, sponsors, and vendors develop an impression of Michigan FCCLA based on its members’ appearance and conduct at these conferences.


General Sessions/STAR Event Competition/Workshops/Banquet

Dress should follow the standard FCCLA dress code (preferred) or business professional attire.

  • Tops: Official FCCLA blazer is encouraged, but not required for Michigan Conferences*
  • Sport coat/suit jacket is optional
  • Dress shirt/blouse, Polo shirt, or professional sweater (either short or long sleeves)
  • Tie (neck/bow) or scarf
  • Shirt should be red, black, or white if possible
  • Bottoms: Dress pants, skirts/dresses (professional length)
  • Shoes: Dress shoes, flats, or heels


Not Acceptable for Any Attendees at Anytime During Conferences

  • Denim, flannel, or chambray fabric clothing of any kind
  • Athletic wear, including tank tops, sweatpants, sweatshirts, and athletic shoes
  • Clothing with graphic designs/printing that is suggestive/obscene/promotes illegal substances
  • Cargo pants
  • Shorts
  • Skirts and dresses (unprofessional length of shorter than 2 inches above the knee)
  • Backless, see-through, tight-fitting, spaghetti straps, strapless, low-cut blouses/tops/dresses
  • Spandex, midriff tops and bathing suits
  • Flip flops
  • Hats (when indoors)
  • Night wear (pajamas) should NOT be worn outside of your hotel room
  • New for 2023-2024: FCCLA no longer allows costumes for competition. Competitors must follow the dress code.



A FCCLA blazer from the officical supplier is required for all students during sessions, exhibits, workshops and STAR Event competition. Refer to the National FCCLA dress code for more details.


Michigan FCCLA has a blazer rental program, please check with your adviser for more information.