There’s been no shortage of opinions since it broke that the LPGA Tour had set a strict, new dress code for it players, one that will initially cost them $1,000 for the first transgression, which will double with each offence afterwards.
Here are some of the rules:
Racerback with a mock or regular collar are allowed (no collar = no racerback)
Plunging necklines are NOT allowed.
Leggings, unless under a skort or shorts, are NOT allowed
Length of skirt, skort, and shorts MUST be long enough to not see your bottom area (even if covered by under shorts) at any time, standing or bent over.
Appropriate attire should be worn to pro-am parties. You should be dressing yourself to present a professional image. Unless otherwise told “no,” golf clothes are acceptable. Dressy jeans are allowed, but cut-offs or jeans with holes are NOT allowed.
Workout gear and jeans (all colors) NOT allowed inside the ropes
Joggers are NOT allowed
Is the LPGA correct in emphasizing a professional appearance, or is it a case of the tour falling behind the times and quashing a desirable, athletic appearance?
Feel free to offer your thoughts in the Comments section below, but in the meantime, here’s a sampling of opinion on the subject from Twitter:
— Thomas Trubey (@Trubizzle) July 14, 2017
The outfits are too skimpy. They need attn that badly?
— jamboree (@Jamboree44) July 17, 2017
Shocked that the @LPGA is considering tightening their dress code. Literally never thought about or cared what they wear. SMH. 🙄
— Adam Schanhals (@ASchanhals) July 14, 2017
"Skirt, skort & shorts MUST be long enough to not see your bottom area" My Sunday school teacher, Sister Margaret, writing #LPGA dress code?
— Robert Lusetich (@RobertLusetich) July 14, 2017
— Todd Oger🏌️ (@Todd_Oge) July 15, 2017
The LPGA created a more strict dress code and I think it's stupid
— Nicole Johnson (@NikkiAnn2016) July 14, 2017