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jaya punjabi (doing practices)     29 August 2012

Lady advocate dress code



There are many doubts regarding Lady Advocate Dress code ,

I want to know, Is the trouser allowed for Lady Advocate.




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Adv Archana Deshmukh (Practicing Advocate)     29 August 2012

Trousers are allowed but trousers does not spell tight jeans. The Advocates Act prescribes a dress code of black and white, whether a ladies opt to wear saris/salwars/trousers. Though some flexibility is allowed in respect of color of saree, salwar and light colors are allowed. Considering the spirit and dignity of the profession one should dress soberely.

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jaya punjabi (doing practices)     30 August 2012

thanks for reply

N.K.Assumi (Advocate)     01 September 2012


Form of dresses or robes to be worn by advocates

(Rules under Section 49 (I) (gg) of the Act)

Advocates appearing in the Supreme Court, High Courts, Subordinate Courts, Tribunals or Authorities shall wear the following as part of their dress which shall be sober and dignified.

1. Advocates

(a)   A black buttoned up coat, chapkan, achkan, black sherwani and white bands with Advocates’ Gowns.

(b)   A black open breast coat. white shirt, white collar, stiff or soft, and white bands with Advocates’ Gowns.

In either cases wear long trousers (white, black striped or grey), Dhoti excluding Jeans.

Provided further that in Courts other than the Supreme Court, High Courts, District Courts, Sessions Courts or City Civil Courts, a black tie may be worn instead of bands.


II. Lady advocates

(a)   A black full sleeve jacket or blouse, white collar stiff or soft, with white bands and Advocates’ Gowns.

       White blouse, with or without collar, with white bands and with a black open breasted coat.


(b)   Sarees or long skirts (white or black or any mellow or subdued colour without any print or design) or flare (white, black or black striped or grey) or Punjabi dress churidar-kurta or salawar-kurta with or without dupatta (white or black) or traditional dress with black coat and bands..


III. Wearing of Advocates’ gowns shall be optional except when appearing in   

      the Supreme Court or in High Court.


IV. Except in Supreme Court and High Courts during summer wearing of black

        Coat is not mandatory.

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