A dress code is a set of rules, often written, with regards to clothing.
Dress codes are created out of social perceptions and norms, and vary based on purpose, circumstances and occasions.
It is recommended in Islam for women to wear a hijab at all times when in public, as part of the Islamic standard of modesty.
Sikhism, which was founded in the Indian subcontinent around the end of the 15th century also requires a dress code.
The prohibition of these adornments is part of a broader Islamic principle of avoiding luxurious lifestyles.
Men are also required to wear the ihram clothing while on Hajj, or annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
Experts claim that there are many benefits of school dress codes.
Here are some of the most important advantages: 1) A dress code promotes a more serious school atmosphere which emphasizes academics and promotes good behavior.2) Dress codes have proven to increase student achievement by encouraging students to concentrate more on their studies and less on their wardrobe.
For example, in Ancient Rome only senators were permitted to wear garments dyed with Tyrian purple; and, in traditional Hawaiian society, only high-ranking chiefs could wear feather cloaks and palaoa or carved whale teeth.
In China before the establishment of the republic, only the emperor could wear yellow.