This morning, I was forwarded six pages worth of dress code requirements for Pi Phi's Cornell chapter.
Because it's Friday, and they're outrageous, I'm sharing.
What does one wear to rush? If we had a sorority our rule would be there are no rules - we'd welcome vintage flannel and Dior couture heels in equal measure, but Pi Phi's rush chair's a bit more specific. Her strictest rules, below. (UPDATE: We've attached the whole thing at the end, by popular demand.)
On Clothes -- Denim leggings are appropriate as long as it's done right: aka, not from American Apparel and worn with chic, cool, chunky boots over them and a longer top. -- No satin dresses. No one looks good in satin dresses unless it's from Betsey Johnson or Dolce & Gabbana, you weigh less than 130 pounds, have three pairs of Spanx on and it's New Years Eve. -- No Frumpy.
On Shoes -- Yes to nice flats: Tory Burch, etc. More evening-ish, understated, patent leather good. I'm thinking mid-height Mary Jane heels, or mid-height chunky Kate Spade. -- Booties ok if you can pull them off, aka probably not.
On Jewelry -- I expect everyone to be wearing accessories. This is an important part of every outfit and can make or break any ensemble. -- Bangles need to coordinate. I'm not saying you have to wear a Harry Winston wreath, but I am saying I won't tolerate any gross plastic shizzzz. I love things on wrists and I demand earrings if your ears are pierced.