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First things first, almost all of the universities in Holland have a tailcoat / dressuit (the picture directly above this text) as dress code for the PHD defendant and the paranimfs. This consist of:
- Black tail coat
- Black trousers with a braid down on the side
- White piqué waistcoat
- White piqué shirt
- White piqué bow tie
- Black leather shoes
Exception in this story is University Enschede. University Twente has a different dresscode for the paranimfs. The 2 assistants are expected to appear in the following :
- Black morning coat
- Black/grey striped trousers
- Grey waistcoat
- White shirt with normal collar
- Grey tie
A second possibility would be for all 3 persons to appear in tailsuit, with the difference that the defendant wears a white bowtie and the paranimfs a black one !
Ladies are expected in a formal dress (most of the times short, around the knee) in a dark clour like grey or black (or navy).