If you're engaged in a contested divorce, you may find yourself preparing for a divorce trial. While having evidence that supports your arguments is key, it also helps to look courtroom-appropriate before standing in front of a judge. Today, we're covering the type of attire you should consider wearing for your day in court.
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General Hygiene Suggestions
In general, try and do your best to showcase proper hygiene. Take a nice shower before your court case and try to make sure your hair looks presentable. If you can, wearing a nonoffensive but pleasant deodorant is recommended - remember, you'll be sitting in some questionably comfortable chairs and a hot outfit for a decent amount of time.
If you want to wear makeup or add other accents to your appearance, such as painting your nails, try to do so in pleasant but conservative colors. The courtroom is not the best place to go for outrageous looks.
In general, you also want to tend to the conservative side with your clothing. The court is not a place to wear revealing or ostentatious outfits.
For Those Who Identify as Men...
If you have a suit and tie, wear them. Otherwise, you can opt for a traditional business casual look - a nice button-down shirt, preferably long-sleeved, with some well-ironed dress pants or chinos, a belt to keep them up, and your best shoes.
You don't have to break the bank. If you don't have the means to put on a professional business look, don't. The judge should be sympathetic to your case and circumstances. Just put together an outfit that shows the court you're putting your best foot forward given whatever situation you may be in.
For Those Who Identify as Women...
A more "traditional" female-presenting business outfit, such as a nice button-down shirt and a pencil skirt, could work. A pants suit or a business casual look with a nice blouse, pants, and shoes will also do you favors.
Again, the point here is not to destroy your bank account for one day. Put in as much effort as you can to looking as nice as you are able, and trust in the court to handle the rest.
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