Dress Code

Just as they’ll have to do more and more as they grow older, we encourage our students to “dress for the occasion” at Carolina Junior Cotillion events. The images shown here and the guidelines below provide a handy reference for participants.

  • Ladies:

    • Semi-Formal: Dressy dress, no strapless (5th grade – white gloves)
      Nice Casual: Dress or skirt (5th grade – white gloves)
      Casual: Jeans/Pants, nice blouse, casual shoes, no gloves

    (Gloves are only required for fifth-grade participants. Excessively short dresses, leggings, and flip flops are not acceptable.)

  • Gentlemen:

    • Semi-Formal: Jacket, tie, dress slacks, dress shoes
      Nice Casual: Tie, slacks and dress shoes
      Casual: Jeans/Pants, collared shirt, casual shoes
  • manners in motion

    “Mrs. Cherry, I hope this e-mail finds you well! I just wanted to tell you thank you for helping shape me into the person I am today through Cotillion. For eight years, I was involved in Cotillion and I loved every single minute of it. I recall memories of my days on that dance floor from time to time. As a college student, I am put in situations where those skills I learned through Cotillion have been a tremendous help and have even saved me from embarrassing moments at times. A few weeks ago, I attended a reception for a leadership program that I am participating in. When I arrived, we were told to write our names on name tags and then mingle with everyone there. Senators, Business Representatives, and NCSU Faculty were all in attendance. When I went to put the name tag on, I immediately placed it on my right side. I then started looking around and noticed that everyone else was divided when it came to placing their name tags. I think it was one of those situations where whoever got their name tag first placed it on the left side and then everyone followed behind. I know this is a simple example but I immediately thought of you and Cotillion. The lessons and values I learned have followed me and continue to be useful years after I finished serving as a marshal. Thank you again and I hope to see you soon!”

    ~ Bradley Glover