State Officers, District Deputies, and Local Court Officers wear robes for formal occasions. Robes are to be worn with dignity and respect for the Order.
- Robes are to be hemmed eleven (11) inches from the floor; please hem the robe with the shoes that you will be wearing for the ceremonials.
- Dress or skirt must be shorter than the robe; also, please wear clothing under the robe at all times.
- Pants, shorts, or capri length pants are not allowed while wearing the robe.
- White shoes must be worn with the robes; nylons are not required but if wearing them, please select a nude or a skin tone.
- Robes should be clean and well pressed.
- Earrings are allowed; however, they should be stud earrings and not extend beyond the ear lobe; also, only one (1) earring per ear. Piercings on the face are not allowed
- Rings and watch are allowed; necklaces and collars should not show when the robe is zipped up.
- Robes are not worn outside unless you are in a procession. Please fold the robe over your arm when arriving or leaving the church or ceremony.
- Do not carry handbags while wearing robes.
- Do not carry cameras, tablets, booklets, binders, programs or worship aids while wearing the robe.
- No name tags, corsages, membership pins, ribbons, lanyards or corded name tags with the robe.
- Inspect the robe to see that it is clean and pressed before wearing.
- Carry a belt in case your dress is too long; you can use it to raise the length of the dress.
- Robes are heavy and have a tendency to slip backwards; when you stand, adjust the robe to the proper position on your shoulders.
- Do not allow the fabric to be cut when hemming the robe.
- Do not hem the sleeves.
- Hem the robe by hand; hemming tape and machine stitching will leave permanent marks on the robe.