LSAC FORUM DRESS CODE?

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What should I wear to LSAC forum?

White Dress
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Suit
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LSAC FORUM DRESS CODE?

Post by tortsandtiaras » Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:38 am

Hello everyone!

Not sure if this post is appropriate on this forum (sorry if it's misplaced) :)

I am attending the Miami LSAC forum on Saturday. I went last year and I know most people were in suits. I was wondering if you could give be your opinion on this:

(Scroll down to the "Little white dress")
http://www.stylishpetite.com/2014_04_01_archive.html

If I were to wear that with a statement necklace such as this: http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/pr ... =186158002 and a pair of heels, is that appropriate? I kind of want to "stand out" and steer away from the boring black suit. Please let me know your comments :) No disrespect on the suit! I wore one last year! :)

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Re: LSAC FORUM DRESS CODE?

Post by earthabides » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:51 am

Why would you dress up for the LSAC forum?

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Re: LSAC FORUM DRESS CODE?

Post by tortsandtiaras » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:03 am

earthabides wrote:Why would you dress up for the LSAC forum?
Every law school will be there. From what I remember last year, most were dressed in "business professional".

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Re: LSAC FORUM DRESS CODE?

Post by Tanicius » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:06 am

legallyrose wrote:
earthabides wrote:Why would you dress up for the LSAC forum?
Every law school will be there. From what I remember last year, most were dressed in "business professional".
No one will remember who you are. Just do business casual and don't get in anyone's face.

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Re: LSAC FORUM DRESS CODE?

Post by pcph » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:45 am

I agree with the business casual. I wore black slacks, a patterned top, and a cardigan with flats when I went to the Chicago forum last month. A few men here and there were wearing suits, but I did not see any women dressed in them. Nor dresses like the one you linked to. If you're going to wear that, dress it down. I don't think you should stand out with your outfit, but rather with your personality :D that's how they remember you!

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Re: LSAC FORUM DRESS CODE?

Post by Louis1127 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:54 am

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Post by Username123 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:30 am

Louis1127 wrote:Image
Where can I get one of these?

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Re: LSAC FORUM DRESS CODE?

Post by Moneytrees » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:12 pm

I literally don't think it matters at all. Anything that isn't straight up offensive will be fine.

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Re: LSAC FORUM DRESS CODE?

Post by Nonconsecutive » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:35 pm

Top hat and monocle. Nothing else.

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Re: LSAC FORUM DRESS CODE?

Post by r6_philly » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:32 pm

I wore jeans/shorts t shirt to everything from pre-law to orientation to every event throughout law school except for interviews and graduation (didn't need to really). You never have to dress up ever except for trying to get a job.

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Re: LSAC FORUM DRESS CODE?

Post by xRON MEXiCOx » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:34 pm

What type of "statement" is that necklace making?

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Re: LSAC FORUM DRESS CODE?

Post by Hand » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:35 pm

Uschoolqb10 wrote:
Louis1127 wrote:Image
Where can I get one of these?
I want this to go to ASWs at other schools

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Post by Hand » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:38 pm

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Re: LSAC FORUM DRESS CODE?

Post by KMart » Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:00 pm

Louis1127 wrote:Image
180.

In all seriousness business casual will be fine. Be professional if you're worried (better to overdress than underdress).

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Re: LSAC FORUM DRESS CODE?

Post by r6_philly » Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:03 pm

imKMart wrote:Be professional if you're worried (better to overdress than underdress).
This is always the proper approach. But you are still overestimating the importance of clothing for a student.

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Re: LSAC FORUM DRESS CODE?

Post by rinkrat19 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:19 pm

Time to start dressing for the legal world, not for sorority house dinners.

Tone down the cutsieness of the dress (i.e. dark-colored sheath dress--edit: with blazer or cardigan--ok, white fit-and-flare not so much) and stay away from statement jewelry.

That said, the LSAC forum won't matter so much. But that outfit would not be ok for interviews or biz-cas employer events in law school.
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Re: LSAC FORUM DRESS CODE?

Post by KMart » Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:21 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Time to start dressing for the legal world, not for sorority house dinners.

Tone down the cutsieness of the dress (i.e. dark-colored sheath dress ok, white fit-and-flare not so much) and stay away from statement jewelry.

That said, the LSAC forum won't matter so much. But that outfit would not be ok for interviews or biz-cas employer events in law school.
This is exactly why I voted suit even though I said a suit was unnecessary.

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Re: LSAC FORUM DRESS CODE?

Post by ms9 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:53 am

Were most people really in suits? I have been to like 50 of these (at least) and my guess would be that 1 in 20 are in suits.

Casual is fine. Business casual too.

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Re: LSAC FORUM DRESS CODE?

Post by tortsandtiaras » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:10 am

Just an update, since I had the forum on Saturday:

I ended up wearing the white dress from banana with a statement necklace: --LinkRemoved--

I was really happy with my choice because a lot of admissions officers and deans (women, of course) actually complemented the necklace! A lot of people were very casual (wearing jeans & tees), others were in business casual like me, and very very few suits.

Thanks y'all for your input!

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Re: LSAC FORUM DRESS CODE?

Post by A. Nony Mouse » Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:03 pm

For future reference, I would call that dress + necklace combo (though very pretty) more like cocktail party wear than business casual, honestly.

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