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In the republican controlled Missouri House of Representatives:

Adopted January 11, 2023


Dress Code

Rule 98. At all times when the House is seated, proper attire for gentlemen shall be business attire, including coat, tie, dress trousers, and dress shoes or boots. Proper attire for women shall be business attire, including jackets worn with dresses, skirts, or slacks, and dress shoes or boots. For the purposes of this rule, “jacket” shall include blazers, cardigans, and knit blazers. This rule shall apply to all members and staff on the floor of the House and lower gallery.



State Representative Ashley Aune
I’ll be honest, I never thought my first national interview would be about what I can and cannot wear as a female lawmaker…

Missouri lawmaker pushes back on strict dress code for women in state house

Missouri lawmakers are tightening the dress code for women lawmakers, including specific requirements on how to cover their arms. [….]

Rep. Peter Merideth @PeterforMO
Debating the house rules on the floor today, and the first amendment offered by a Republican is about making stricter the rules of what women have to wear in here.
10:48 AM · Jan 11, 2023

Rep. Peter Merideth @PeterforMO
Yep, the caucus that lost their minds over the suggestion that they should wear masks during a pandemic to respect the safety of others is now spending its time focusing on the fine details of what women have to wear (specifically how to cover their arms) to show respect here.
10:49 AM · Jan 11, 2023

Ankles are next?