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Dress Code

New policy:

Loose items such as hats, coats,  jackets, ties, necklaces, shoes taken off, purses, and more shall not be left unattended in the venue space. Unattended items will be confiscated if not checked into the Coat-Check area. There is no guarantee that an unattended item will be returned if not checked into the Coat-Check area, by the attendee. The venue has made this policy mandatory. The Coat-Check area will be located close to the entrance of the dance. Please be respectful.

Young Men: 

 

ATTIRE: Buttoned-down dress shirts w/ties and slacks are required upon entrance to the dance. Jackets are not required. Hats such as fedoras and cowboy hats are allowed. Vests are allowed. No t-shirts shown (unless under the dress shirt); Jeans are allowed but must be dark and pressed. No light-colored jeans; no jeans with holes; and no scruffy jeans are allowed. No more than two buttons on the dress shirt can be unbuttoned at any single time. Sunglasses are not allowed. 

 

SHOES: A selection of footwear is available to wear at the dance such as clean, no-scuffed cowboy boots, formal dress shoes, converse (or shoes similar), and Sperry boat shoes. Work or heavy-weighted boots are not allowed. All footwear must be closed-toed (no flip-flops or sandals) and accompanied with socks. Anything not listed here will not be acceptable to wear for the dance.

 

Young Ladies:

DRESS LENGTH:

Dress length should not be any higher than 3" from the top of the kneecap. Please measure before purchasing.

NECKLINES:

May not be cut below the bust line. Cleavage should not show, and deep, plunging necklines are not allowed. 

 

BACKLESS DRESSES:

The back of the dress must be above the bra line.

SLITS/HEMLINES:

No slit-style dresses.

MIDRIFFS:

No midriff or torso skin may be showing.

SKIN TIGHT/CURVE-FITTED:

Form-fitting dresses that are too tight will not be allowed. If fabric stretches or clings, it is too tight. One option might be to purchase a larger size to give more movement inside the dress instead of being super clingy.

 

PANTSUITS:

Formal Women's pantsuits are allowed! Please ensure they adhere to similar dress code guidelines.

SHOES:

A selection of footwear is available to wear at the dance such as lower-heeled shoes; dress sandals; heels; open or closed-toe ankle boots; clean, cowboy boots; converse (or shoes similar) or Doc Martens and Sperry boat shoes to dance the night away in. Shoes/footwear may be removed for further comfort throughout the night & be checked in @ the Coat/Shoe/Phone Check-In area.

CONTACT:

Email nthshoco@gmail.com if you need an outfit Evaluation from the NTX Dress Code Committee. You may send a picture of your attire/outfit.

Please arrive in appropriate attire and please do not stress! We do not want to turn anyone away due to a Dress Code violation; however, we reserve the right to do so without offering a refund.

We reserve the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing any clothing/costume that we consider inappropriate or that detracts from the experience of other attendees. Those who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from the Circle R Ranch property, unless his or her attire/costume can be modified to meet Dress Code standards.

 

Medical Bags

Medical bags or medication can be checked into the Coat-Check area. There will be a reserved spot for those with EpiPens or other medical needs or medical items.

New policy:

No items such as coats, shoes, purses, and more will be left unattended in the venue space. Unattended items will be confiscated if not checked into the Coat-Check area. There is no guarantee that an unattended item will be returned if not checked into the Coat-Check area, by the attendee. The venue has made this policy mandatory.

 

There will be an outfit contest with prizes!

Find the contest table at the dance to enter!

Theme Attire:

(Theme attire is optional and not required to dress to the theme, regular suits and dresses are fine!)

As the theme is "Once Upon a Homecoming," attire with texture or colors or even a look matching the aesthetics of a Renaissance fair outfit, cottage-core dress, fantasy character cosplay, and more are encouraged! As a reminder, dressing up according to the theme is entirely optional and not required. In the past, some attendees have worn a regular suit or dress and added elements of the theme to their outfits; other attendees go more in-depth.

 

Some color schemes include royal purples, courageous reds and golds, wisdom blues, and more as all are encouraged example colors. Example outfits include cottage-core dresses; medieval-era attire; and historically themed outfits. Ensure your outfit meets the dress code requirements as well as creativity is encouraged. Crowns and tiaras are allowed (be safe not to lose them and potentially check them into coat check!) Be creative as there is a costume contest with prizes to win if you choose to enter! :)

Please ensure themed attire is within dress code guidelines regarding length and coverage. Props such as swords, staffs, shields, etc which might be hurtful to other attendees are not allowed. Heavy, metallic knight armor and metallic objects are not allowed (no matter how cool!) We understand if some props are integral to your outfit but please be mindful of our event space and other attendees. Small loose props such as crowns and tiaras shall be checked into Coat-Check. We reserve the right to turn people away without a refund.

Contact us at nthshoco@gmail.com if you seek to learn about past homecoming theme attire examples or need help with ideas for a themed outfit if you wish to wear one. And again, themed outfits are an option and not required! A regular suit or dress is perfectly fine.

If you think there might be a problem with your attire for the night, please bring a backup outfit. You will not be allowed to enter the building if you have a dress code violation. We want everyone to enjoy the dance & to start your evening without being turned away due to a dress code violation.

 

 

Contact the Dress Code Crew at nthshoco@gmail.com if you have any questions about your outfit. If you wish to wear something other than a dress, suit, or themed attire, please contact us.

 

 

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