1. Wear Sunday Attire
(Men: Nice slacks, hair done, button up shirt, tie) (Women: nice suit or dress)
Its sad, but I really do think its true when people talk about how first appearances mean everything! When you literally only have a few minutes in court to plea, or contest your case depending on what its for, appearance can be everything! So dress for how you want to be looked at.
Heres a link to look at some more Sunday dress court attire here. Although this article said wear solids, I felt for me I like to dress to enhance my personality, so I chose to go with darker colors, and one simple print. I still wanted to feel myself in court, and be me.
2. Dont be to flashy
I had never thought about it, but I read in an article that it talked about, if your flashy you may stand out too much and if you are pleading you dont have money...why would they believe you if you are wearing some flashy items? Dont know if this could be true or not, but its some food for thought. I think its probably good in general to not be flashy so you dont distract the judge. You want him to hear you out, but if he is focused on a million gold bracelets on your arm he may be a little distracted from what you are saying. If he is looking, hopefully he can see the sincerity in your face and eyes, vs flashy items on you.
3. Black is a good color to wear
In court the judge wears a black robe. Many say the origin of the robe and it being black comes from back when the US was starting to be established and branched off from England. I think since the judge is wearing black, it sets a good standard to wear some version of black as well. I dont really own a ton of black clothes, so I thought a little hint of teal was ok.
Hers: Jacket: Nordstrom (old) / Cardigan: Anthropologie (old) shop cute cardigans here / Dress: Anthropologie, (same brand, new style here) / Tights: Nordstrom / Shoes: Report (similar here and here)