5 Courtroom Fashion Flops Lawyers Should Avoid

Law360, San Diego (April 25, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT) -- Whether lawyers like it or not, what they wear says something about them in the courtroom. Attorneys may be gifted with the best advocacy skills on the planet, but if they argue their case in a baggy, wrinkled suit or five-inch heels they can barely walk in, their ensemble can quickly steal the show — and even hurt their case — experts said.

The culture of the courtroom demands a certain formality as an indication of respect for the law, and anything less might adversely affect the outcome of a case, whether by offending the judge or distracting the jury, said...

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