UNIFORM DRESS CODE
All students will wear a uniform top, uniform dress pants, appropriate shoes with socks and the Carmel Catholic name tag. Young women may wear the uniform skirt in place of the uniform pants.
Lands’ End Company is the uniform provider for Carmel Catholic students; all uniform items must be purchased from Lands’ End with Carmel Catholic approved logos. The uniform top is a solid colored Lands’ End Carmel Catholic logo dress or polo shirt, available in various styles and colors. Shirts must be worn tucked in and buttoned. A Lands’ End Carmel Catholic logo sweater, fleece, sweatshirt or hoodie may be worn over the Carmel Catholic logo shirt. These are also available in various styles and colors. The uniform pants have a Carmel Catholic logo and are available in various styles and colors. Pants must be worn at the waist and pant length may be no longer than one inch above the floor. The uniform skirt is a navy or gray box-pleat skirt with the Carmel Catholic logo. The uniform skirt must be worn at the waist and it may not be rolled at the waist. The uniform skirt must worn to the knee. No belts or other accessories may be worn on the skirt.
As a student grows or if the uniform items wear out, uniform clothing items must be replaced so that the uniform fits appropriately and looks professional. This may require a purchase of new uniform items.
A solid color T-shirt may be worn under the required dress top. Sweaters may not be worn tied around the waist. Extremes in appearance, including excessive or garish-looking jewelry, and extreme hairstyles such as mohawk hairstyles, dreadlocks, shaved areas of the head, unnatural hair coloring, two-tone and "ombre" hair coloring are never allowed. Tattoos must be covered and piercings other than earrings are not permitted and may not be worn. Young men may wear earrings only on casual dress days. Young men must keep their hair neat and trimmed and no longer than collar length. Beards and mustaches are not allowed. Sideburns should be no lower than the bottom of the ear.
The following listed items are never acceptable: long sleeve shirts under short sleeve shirts, mini-skirts, over-sized pants, hip- hugger pants, neck or headscarves, thigh-high stockings, fish-net stockings, leg-warmers, leggings, and wallet chains. Torn clothes, pants with torn or ragged hems or split seams at the hem, pants or skirts that are not hemmed, or clothing that has been written upon may not be worn. Outdoor apparel, including jackets, coats, vests, hats, neck or head scarves are not to be worn during the school day. Hats must be removed when the student enters the building.
Footwear worn by students must:
- Be neutral in color
- Be intended for indoor and outdoor use
- Be closed toe
- Not have a heel of more than two inches in height
- Not be destructive or damaging to the floor
- Not be torn or in obvious disrepair
Although casual boots and athletic shoes are permitted, dress shoes are preferred. The following items may not be worn: flip flops, garden boots, rain boots, or snow boots. Socks should be visible above the shoe.
For additional information on the dress code, please refer to the Student Handbook.
Uniforms can be ordered on the Lands' End ordering page.