The National President of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), Mr Anthony Forson, has cautioned lawyers and judges to refrain from showing too much skin whether in court or at the office.

“Bare arms are generally frowned upon in the office and never appropriate in court. Skirts or blouses should always be buttoned so that cleavage is never revealed”.

Mr Forson was speaking at the GBA Webinar held at the Law Court Complex in Accra on Monday under the theme: “Enhancing National Cohesion: the Essence of Free, Fair and Responsible Electoral Process.”

According to him, hair and makeup should also be conservative.

The GBA President said “bare legs are never acceptable in court and neither are open-toe shoes. Anything flashy such as large gaudy earrings or sandals are also inappropriate.”

He said female lawyers should always wear dark suits with trousers or knee-length matching skirts.

Mr Forson noted that the legal profession remained one of the most conservative concerning work attires and being “flashy was not allowed.”

He said court attire for male lawyers in the absence of formal robes, should always be a dark coloured suit with necktie and a properly buttoned shirt.