Academy Girls’ Dress Code

Athletic Dress
Appropriate for sports participation and Fitness Center Gym.


  • Athletic pants, loose fitting pants or blue jeans, or knee length, loose-fitting shorts
  • Loose fitting shirts
  • Athletic dress should not be worn in Old Main, the Dining Complex, or the library


Casual Dress
Appropriate for on- or off-campus activities and athletic events


  • Athletic pants, loose-fitting pants or blue jeans
  • Loose-fitting casual T-shirts or sweatshirts
  • Athletic shoes


Class Dress
Required for a school day


  • Clothing should be professional in nature rather than casual or childish.
  • Loose-fitting dresses and skirts including denim skirts are acceptable.
  • Non-casual or casual shoes/sandals, tennis shoes. Shoes must cover the entire foot and be closed on the heel. Slippers, slipper-moccasins, slides, or other “comfort fashion” shoes, etc.. are not permitted.
  • Tights and leggings to the ankle may be worn but should be solid in color (no patterns) and conservative in color (dark colors) and modest in nature (not attention-drawing).
  • Loose-fitting modest tops; Tops may not have logos or images larger than a hand.
  • Hoodies or sweatshirts may include official MBA promotional items, or may have branding/images/logos smaller than a hand.


Announced Severe Winter Weather Dress


  • Loose-fitting khaki-type or dress pants.
    • Solid colors and styles in tan, black, gray, or navy
  • Not permitted: jeans, athletic pants, capris.


Semiformal and Formal Dress

For banquets, plays, concerts, recitals, and when announced


  • Formal dresses
  • Concert attire
  • Dress shoes


General Guidelines for Hair and Clothing

  • Hemlines and slits must come to the top of the knee at all times
  • All clothing must be loose fitting
  • Necklines may not be lower than 3 fingers-width from the collarbone in front and 5 fingers-width from the base of the neck in back
  • Sleeveless garments are permitted but shoulder straps must be at least 4 finger-widths wide.
  • Tops must be long enough to cover all skin at all times
  • Clothing of sheer or revealing material may be worn only when the garment underneath conforms to normal dress guidelines
  • Clothing should not be ripped, patched, torn, or inappropriately faded
  • Leggings and tights are to be solid neutral or dark color
  • Hair is to be cut in a traditional, feminine, conservative style and should be a natural color. Bleached or dyed hair, etching, and other faddish styles are not permitted.
  • Tattoos, body piercing, body branding, and skin writing are not permitted
  • A maximum of three earrings may be worn in each ear: two earrings in each lobe and one cartilage piercing in each ear


Note: Due to the blatant endorsement of nudity, promiscuity, and immoral lifestyle of

Abercrombie and Fitch and Hollister Co. – as evidenced by their catalog and general advertising – the

Academy deems it necessary and appropriate to ban any clothing that bears their name, trademarks, or

other visible evidence of association with Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister Co.