SkillsUSA Tennessee Dress Code

SkillsUSA Leadership Conferences provide excellent opportunities for members to convey to others the positive and professional image of SkillsUSA. Members’ behavior throughout the Tennessee Leadership Conferences is the only image others in the facility and host city may ever have of our organization. Student conduct and dress should contribute to the positive and professional image of SkillsUSA. Advisors are responsible for enforcing the dress policy with their students. Delegates and guests not adhering to the dress policy will not be admitted into sessions.

SkillsUSA official attire is always appropriate and strongly encouraged. Official attire can be found here.

Thank you for your cooperation and support in putting forth a positive image of SkillsUSA throughout all Tennessee SkillsUSA Conferences!

APPROPRIATE ATTIRE FOR SESSIONS (Including Fall Leadership Conference, ALL State Leadership Conference Sessions)


  • Red, black, or white polo or oxford shirt (long or short sleeves)
  • Black dress slacks or khaki pants (no capris or shorts)
  • Black or khaki skirts (must come to the knee)
  • Dress shoes or sandals
  • Jeans, t-shirts, hats/caps, and athletic wear are NOT permissible


  • Red, black, or white polo or oxford shirt (long or short sleeves)
  • Black dress slacks or khaki pants (no shorts)
  • Dress shoes
  • Jeans, t-shirts, hats/caps and athletic wear are NOT permissible

Advisors/ Chaperones/ Guests

  • Business casual
  • Jeans, t-shirts, and athletic wear are NOT permissible

DRESS CODE FOR SkillsUSA COMPETITIONS (Regional, State, and National Events)

  • Follow event specifications for dress found in the SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards
  • SkillsUSA Championships app has a listing of the clothing and tools required at the national level of competition. This is a great starter resource that does not replace the SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards, but connects users to SkillsUSA’s membership site, where educators can join as professional members to receive the full standards at no charge. For each contest, the new “SkillsUSA: Clothing and Tools” app includes an overview, clothing requirements, and eligibility and safety guidelines, as well as lists the specific tools, equipment or materials that contestants need to provide. It is offered completely free of charge for students, instructors and SkillsUSA business partners. The app is available now in both the Apple Store  and the Google Play Store.

DRESS CODE FOR BANQUET (State Leadership and Skills Conference Only)

  • Official conference T-shirt and khaki pants are encouraged
  • Business professional attire allowed
  • No skin-tight or revealing clothing
  • No jeans, t-shirts, hats/caps
  • No spaghetti straps
  • No short skirts/dresses (must come to the knee)


  • Hats/Caps
  • Skin-tight or revealing clothing
  • Midriff-baring clothing
  • Extremely short skirts
  • Clothing with printing that is suggestive, obscene or promotes illegal substances
  • Athletic clothing
  • Swimwear
  • Rubber, beach type flip flops
  • Night wear (pajamas) should not be worn outside of your hotel room