MMUN Workshop Dress Code
Business casual is the recommended dress code for our workshops.
Business casual guidelines for men and women
Business casual is crisp, neat, and should look appropriate. Avoid jeans, athletic wear, tight or baggy clothing; business casual is classic rather than trendy.
Khaki or dark pants, neatly pressed, and a pressed long-sleeved, buttoned solid shirt are safe for both men and women. Women can wear sweaters, men can wear polo/golf shirts; cleavage is not business-appropriate. Wear comfortable shoes. Sandals, athletic shoes or hiking boots are inappropriate.
Specifics for men’s business casual
Long-sleeved shirts are considered dressier than short-sleeved and are appropriate even in summer. Choosing white or light blue solid, or conservative stripes is your safest bet. Polo shirts are acceptable.
Facial hair, if worn, should be well-groomed.
Watches/cell phones/checking the time:
If you use your cell phone as a watch, we ask you not to text or answer calls while in session. Your attention should be directed on the presenter(s).
Specifics for women’s business casual
Pants / skirts:
Women can wear casual pants or skirts. Neither should be tight. Fabrics should be crisp; colors should generally be solid; navy, black, gray, brown and khaki are always safe bets. For the most business-like appearance, pants should be creased and tailored; neither extreme of tight or flowing.
Skirt length and slits:
Your skirt should come at least to your knees while you are standing. While you are seated, your thighs should be covered. If your skirt comes to just below the knee, a slit to just above the knee might be acceptable. A very long skirt should not be slit to above the knee. Generally slits in the center back of a skirt — to facilitate walking a stair climbing — are acceptable. Slits to facilitate a view of your legs are not appropriate. Slips should not be visible.
Shirt / sweaters:
In addition to tailored shirts or blouses, tailored knit sweaters and sweater sets are appropriate business casual choices for women. Fit should not be tight. Cleavage is not appropriate.
Closed dress shoes are recommended. Sandals which are neither extremely dressy nor extremely casual might be appropriate. Make certain you can walk comfortably in your shoes.