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Ladies' Dress Code

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TxCHP Creative Black Tie

“'Creative black tie' is the dress code that allows you to have fun...Think of creative black tie as trendy black tie." - Stylecaster.com

"...female guests of creative black tie events should still follow the dress codes of a normal black tie affair. Evening gowns and cocktail dress are expected, but creativity can be showcased through fun and trendy accessories and jewelry such as earrings, bracelets and brooches." - Weddingbee.com

Choose a dress you love that complies with the TxCHP dress code detailed below, and make your prom appearance with dignity, confidence, and class!

Do
  • Long gowns encouraged, but not required
  • Short dresses must be near the top of the knee
  • Slits in long gowns no higher than near the top of the knee
  • Spaghetti straps
  • Strapless gowns (it is your responsibility to ensure your gown stays in place throughout the evening)
  • No or minimal visible cleavage
  • Midriff covered by narrow mesh or non-see-through fabric in front and sides (no cutouts)
  • High keyhole cutouts may be allowed
  • Dress back no lower than 1" below the natural waistline 
  • Undergarments present but not visible
  • Two piece dresses may be worn if your midriff does not show when your hands are above your head
Don't
  • Trousers of any kind
  • Plunging necklines
  • More than a little visible cleavage
  • Any cutouts in the front or sides of the dress (High keyhole cutouts may be allowed)
  • Back of dress lower than 1" below the natural waistline. 
  • Two piece dresses that show your midriff when your hands are above your head
Shoes
  • Dressy shoes, dressy sandals, or dress boots (leave the farm boots at home)
  • You may bring nice, comfortable shoes for dancing. Please plan to change into them after dinner
  • Dance barefoot at your own risk. If you choose to do so, you should make note of the location of the First Aid room
Tattoos and Piercings
  • Tattoos that are small and/or tasteful may be allowed at the discretion of the dress check team
  • Large or potentially offensive tattoos must be covered with a bandage or makeup
  • Ear piercings are allowed
  • Small nose posts may be allowed
  • No nose rings of any type
  • Clear retainers must be worn in all other visible piercings
All is at the discretion of the dress check team, including piercings and tattoos.
In the Unlikely Event...

If a member of the dress check team asks you to step out of the check-in line, they will explain their concerns to you. At this point, you have two options:

  1. Accept the services of our talented and supportive seamstresses who are ready to temporarily alter your attire, per our dress code, to allow you to stay at prom.
  2. Leave prom and change into something that complies with our dress code.

We do not want to turn anyone away due to a dress code violation. However, we reserve the right to do so and we will. Please send questions to our dress check team.

Please do not bring your own fabric or other additions as the seamstresses will only be able to use the fabric supplied by prom. If you think your dress will require a fix, please fix it before you arrive.