From The Dress Code

This document introduces a set of basic rules and protocols on editorial practices and collaborative research on The Dress Code database. Before proceeding any further, please read the About page for more information on what it does and the FAQs page for a brief background on why it exists.

Site Rules

As a project that is completely open to the public, we welcome and encourage anyone with genuine interest in the subject matter to join the website. With that said, all editorial contributions are expected to be made in compliance with the three cardinal rules of the The Dress Code:

1. No photographic images:

As peculiar and pointless this seems, we truly believe in the potential benefits of exchanging fashion information in textual and other non-photographic modes of visual communications. Any submission or display of photographic images on The Dress Code will be promptly moderated.

2. No commercial posts: The Dress Code is equally dedicated to constructing new ways of discussing fashion without the overshadow of consumerism. Any material that exhibits commercial interests or personal brand affinities will be promptly evaluated and may be subject to moderation without notice. Refer to the section below for a clearer definition of unwelcome commercialism.

3. No elitist attitudes: The Dress Code is all-inclusive in its approach to building an open source and open content platform. In order to establish a safe space environment, we kindly ask all would-be participants to apply common sense in both editorial and community interactions. Any remarks or innuendos that wreak of self-conceit or derisiveness will be promptly moderated and may lead to a ban from the website. Hauteur is the ultimate fashion cliche.

Scope of Coverage

  • Any article of clothing that has been introduced, adopted and since 1800;
  • Any detail of clothing that has been introduced, adopted or transformed since 1800;
  • Any style of dress that is deemed recognizable in its stature and notable in its scale of adoption;
  • Any individual or group who made significant contributions to fashion design, apparel industry or dress culture;
  • Any time or place where dress codes are in effect, and therefore, a unique dress culture exists.

Subjects of Coverage

  • Clothes consist of topwear, basewear, footwear and accentwear;
  • Details consist of lines, shapes, colors, textiles and patterns;
  • Styles consist of looks, styles and fashions;
  • People consist of designers, icons and vendors;
  • Scenes consist of geo-cultural regions and time periods.

Style Guide

Note: this section is coming soon.


Note: this section is coming soon.