the dress code
created by adela, megan, and stefan.
featuring the phillips exeter academy community.
launched april 24, 2012.
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Anonymous : hey, i since i'll be a prep next year i was wondering... are jeans okay for girls, if they are clean and not ripped, and are graphic tees allowed? the types of graphic tees i have in mind have simple designs that are not explicit or rude in any way. thanks!

Jeans are allowed as long as they’re not ripped, but no graphic tee’s!

Anonymous : What kinds of shoes are popular? More specifically, are heels worn casually to class? What varies between the seasons?

There’s a wide variety of shoes on campus, but bean boots and sperry’s are “basics” in many people’s wardrobes. Some people do wear heels to class, but don’t feel any pressure to do so. Your shoe choice is totally up to you! Our advice would be to wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident.

natasha’14, malaysia & max’14, ncwe loved natasha’s patterned dress, and max matched her well in his navy suit

gaby’15, pa & natalie’14, hong kong & lily’15, ma
gaby and lily brought color to Hoyt Tea in their jellyfish and flower patterned dresses, and natalie looked great in a white eyelet dress with a cool collar.

john ’14, me & katie’ 15, dc
this adorable couple looked great at Hoyt Tea! Katie’s lacy white dress was matched with simple accessories, and john tied his look together with a bow tie

misty’14, dubai
misty wore a galaxy-themed dressed and black platform shoes to Hoyt Tea.

anna’16, vt & nolan’17, tx
anna and nolan looked great together in shades of blue.

alejandro’17, tx & majestic’17, nv
always seen wearing cool shirts, alejandro rocked a blue ruffle shirt, and majestic looked majestic in her long black and maroon dress

mary claire’14, ma & margaret’15, nv
mary claire and margaret looked great in their pretty and springy dresses at Hoyt Tea.

noah’14, saudi arabia & tierra’16, nv
we love tierra’s symmetrically patterned dress! Also, note Noah’s alumni pin.