Dress Code

American Legion Auxiliary New Mexico Girls State is a leadership program. Such structures as dress codes are designed to maintain the standing and integrity of the program, and to serve as a reminder to delegates of their role as leaders who are expected to hold to standards above the common and ordinary. All students and staff abide by this dress code during session.

Plan on at least one outfit for every day with a change for special activities.
There are five (5) categories in the Dress Code (A, B, C, D, E). There is a simplified schedule at a glance for more dress code details available online. A more in depth schedule will be distributed at check-in and will also list the appropriate dress for that particular activity.

 

You can always dress upwards in these categories as long as any specific requirements are met but never downwards (i.e. on a B activity you can wear A or B but not C or D, C activity you can wear A, B or C but not D)
Three additional categories have been broken out to give detail on the Inaugural Banquet, what is not allowed at ALA NM Girls State, and recommended foot wear.

Dress Code A

Flag Ceremony Uniform

Delegates are only required to wear once during the week for their cities assigned flag presentation. If student chooses to volunteer for Flag Honor Guard additional changes are recommended as they will wear this uniform for flag raising and lowering each day.

 

Cities and Volunteers can opt to change after ceremonies if clothes brought with them to meeting building.

See Activities During Session for more information on Flag Honor Guard.

Details

  • Navy Blue or Black – Skirt, Pant, Capri or City Short

  • White – Blouse, Polo or Sweater (Must be all white top)

Dress Code B

Opening/Closing Ceremonies

Business Dress

Details

  • Dress, Skirt, Pant (Dress pants, Slacks,
    Khaki – no cargo)

  • Blouse, Polo, or Sweater

  • Dress Shoes, Sandals (decorative, leather, beaded, etc style)

  • No Capris, City Shorts, Jeans, Sneakers or
    Flip-Flops (Rubber Soled) of any kind.

  • Be sure shoes are comfortable for walking.

Dress Code C

Daily Meeting

Business/Business Casual Dress

This dress code will be the majority of the week. Please see the schedule at a glance for a quick summary of dress and activities.

Details

  • Dress, Skirt, Pant (Dress pants, Slacks, Khaki – no cargo), Capri, or City Short (knee length)

  • Blouse, Polo, or Sweater

  • Dress Shoes, Sandals (decorative, leather, beaded, etc style) or Casual Slip on Shoe

  • No Jeans or Flip-Flops (Rubber Soled)

  • Be sure shoes are comfortable for walking.

  • Recommended to dress with summer layers. Some rooms are very air conditioned and some not.

Dress Code D

Special Activities

Nice Casual Dress

Two evening activities and one day will allow for this more relaxed nice casual dress code, and will be noted on your schedule distributed at check-in. See the schedule at a glance for basic details now.

Details

  • Jeans, Capri, City Short (knee length) or Casual Pants (i.e. Khakis or Slacks)

  • Polo or nice blouse

  • Casual Shoes (no Flip-Flops)

  • No holes rips, inappropriate slogans or logos will be acceptable in any clothing items.

  • Blue/Yellow Clothing item - Delegates will be participating in party rallies on Wednesday and encouraged to wear their party colors (blue or yellow) or clothing appropriate to their party theme. Parties are assigned at registration so all delegates are encouraged to bring clothing in both blue and yellow so they are prepared.

  • Costumes for Talent Show - Anyone interested in participating in talent show should bring any costumes, instruments, accessories that they need to perform. A piano and microphone are available.

Dress Code E

Recreation/Dorm Time

General Athletic/Sleepwear

Delegates are given some time in the afternoon for recreation time back in the dorms. They can choose to change to general athletic/sleepwear if they would like as long as they are in the approriate dress code for the evening activities.

Details

  • Jeans, sweats, shorts

  • T-shirts, sweatshirts

  • Tennis shoes, rubber soled flip-flops, slippers

  • No Bare Feet

Dress Code SA

Special Activities

Inaugural Banquet

Delegates are encouraged to dress up for the Inaugural Banquet. Students have found this is a great opportunity to get another wear our of their prom dress, but prom dresses not required.

Details

  • Dress or Skirt required. Does not have to be Formal Dress but it is allowed. Prom or party dress, skirt and blouse, (strapless and spaghetti straps allowed)

  • Pants and jumpsuits allowed if dressy style.

  • No khakis, capris, shorts, or casual style outfits.

  • Dress Shoes

 
Not allowed at ALANMGS

Inappropriate items

Any student or staff found wearing any of these inappropriate items will be sent back to the dorms and asked to change.

Details

  • No holes, rips, inappropriate slogans or logos.

  • Extremely short clothing is not acceptable. Skirts must at minimum touch ends of fingertips while standing straight and no tugging on garments. Please use better judgment and go longer if you are questioning whether something is too short.

  • Strapless, off the shoulder, or spaghetti strap tops (thinner than two finger width) and dresses, with the exception of prom dresses for the Inaugural Banquet, are not permissible for the week unless worn with a jacket or sweater. All straps must follow this minimum thickness including Racerback shirts.

  • Visible mid drift or undergarments. If any undergarments are showing you will be asked to put a sweater on or change so this is not visible.

  • Leggings without shirt or dress meeting dress length requirements. (see bullet 2)

Shoes

Recommended footwear during the week

Delegates will not have excessive walking during the week but will need to travel between the dorms and meeting rooms about 500 ft and will walk stairs. The weather in Portales can be very hot and also sudden downpours so footwear should be comfortable for the student while still nice.

Details

  • Not Recommended: High heels. While not banned we strongly caution against wearing them as there is a lot of walking and stairs so please plan for comfortable footwear

  • Not Allowed: No bare feet.

  • Recommended:

    • Ballet slipper styles, flats, dress sandals, loafers, oxfords, canvas shoes.

    • Slippers, sandals or other footwear must be worn in dorms at all times.

    • Rubber soled flip flops for the showers.

American Legion Auxiliary New Mexico Girls State

Office: 1215 Mountain Rd NE

             Albuquerque, NM 87102

Email: director@alanmgirlsstate.org

Phone: 505-242-9918

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American Legion Auxiliary New Mexico Girls State established 1948