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Women attorneys may face double standard when it comes to courtroom attire

Women attorneys may need to consider what they wear to court, but is this fair?

Is there is a double standard when it comes to what women attorneys are expected to wear in the courtroom as opposed to their male counterparts?

It appears to be the case. Male attorneys are advised to look professional, but the clothing choices of female attorneys are getting a lot of scrutiny. One recent article in Slate, for instance, reported concerns about women attorneys looking too “sexy” – when it comes to their wardrobe selection. 

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