The Kerala High Court updated the state’s dress code for female judges in light of the period they are operating in. The usual for women was the saree, but now they may wear salwar-kameez or a top or shirt with full-length pants or skirts.
But the regulation also specifies that the garment must be “modest and simple” and must be black and white.
The order dated October 7 provides a brief description and details following the alteration, including, white color saree with black collar blouse with full/half sleeves and stiff/soft bands and collars with black gown as required, as worn at the moment.
A black full-sleeved coat or black vest with a soft or stiff collar, bands, and gowns as needed, together with a white salwar (full or half sleeves) with a high neck or collar, a white or black kameez of modest fit and covering the ankle.
Wear a black full-sleeved coat or black vest with a soft or stiff collar and bands, a white full-sleeved high neck top or shirt with collar, modest full ankle length trousers or skirts, and a gown cane as needed.