Dress Code

New policy: 

All bags must be clear/see-through.

Young Men: 


ATTIRE: Buttoned down dress shirts w/ties and slacks are required upon entrance to the dance. Jackets are not required.  Ties are required for entry and may be removed later. Vests are allowed. No t-shirts (unless under the dress shirt); Jeans are allowed but must be dark and pressed. Hats and sunglasses are not allowed. Kilts 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. Tennis shoes are not allowed. 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. no tennis shoes.

Anything not listed does not meet the dress code or you will need to contact the dress code committee for approval by emailing nthshoco@gmail.com


Young Ladies:



Dress length should not be any higher than 3" from the top of the knee cap. Please try kneeling to get your measurements. You will not be asked to do this upon entrance; however, this year Dress Code check will occur before entering the building. To make sure your dress is in compliance, please measure before purchasing.


May not be cut below the bust line. This area continues around your sides directly under the armpit. With arms down @ your side, if flesh touches flesh below the bust line, the dress is not within dress code. Cleavage should not show; and deep, plunging necklines not allowed, either. 

FIX: Add a piece of fabric across the low part of the front to clover cleavage or shorten straps to raise the front neckline.



The back of the dress must be above the bra line. No skin should be showing that is 3” below the bottom of your shoulder blades. Dresses with see-through fabric like lace or mesh that show your back below the 3” mark do not meet the dress code. Backless dresses cut below the navel/belly button do not meet the dress code.
FIX: Add fabric across the back to cover anything that is 3” below the bottom of your shoulder blades. Either match the dress material or use a gathered tulle or sparkly satin fabric, as long as it is not see-through. A lining could also be added inside of the dress where there is mesh or lace that shows an excessive amount of skin. (Locations such as JoAnns Fabrics, or other fabric-related hobby stores may have options.)


No slits or hemlines above the 3” above the top of the knee.

FIX: Sew the slit together to the appropriate height.


No midriff or torso skin may be showing. This applies to the front, back and sides of the dress. No skin may show around your waist or below your armpits on the sides when you move or raise your arms.

FIX: Sew the 2 pieces together to make the dress a one-piece and/or wear an opaque garment under the dress.


Strapless dresses are allowed. Remember to keep in mind that strapless dresses have a tendency to loosen up after time. What was acceptable when you entered, may no longer be appropriate after a couple of hours of dancing. Please choose a dress that will stay in place all night.


Formal Women's jumpsuits are allowed as long as they adhere to the same dress code guidelines.


Fitted dresses that are too tight will not be allowed. If fabric stretches clings or shows off all your curves, it is too tight. This is not the event for such attire. This issue is tough to fix. Most thin-material, form-fitting dresses are not acceptable for Homecoming’s dress code.  One option might be to purchase a larger size to give more movement inside the dress instead of being super clingy. It is usually best to purchase a different dress.

Allowed as long as they are within the event dress code.


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, not scuffed cowboy boots; clean 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.


Email nthshoco@gmail.com if you need an outfit Evaluation from the NTX Dress Code Committee. Response time will be within 24 hours or less. (You may send a picture of your attire/outfit with a measurement ruler within the picture if the question is regarding the length of the dress.) This service will not be available the week of the dance/ending Monday October 3rd. We suggest getting your outfit together as soon as possible!

Please arrive in appropriate attire. 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.


As the theme is "Dancing Through The Decades," attire with texture or colors matching the aesthetics of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and more are allowed! Neon pinks, groovy oranges, polka dots or roaring golds are all available amongst vintage fashion or era-themed attire that meets the dress code is encouraged. Be creative! :)

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 this year 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.



 Email nthshoco@gmail.com if you have any questions about your outfit. If you wish to wear something other then a dress or suit, please contact us to discuss it.