Jor-El had worn this armor when he was in an audience with the Kryptonian Law Council, warning them about Krypton's impending doom. He also wore it when he was taken away by members of the Sword of Rao, until he arrived where the Kryptonian Growth Codex was kept. He discarded the armor, knowing it would weigh him down when under water and he returned to his home where he dressed in his battle armor.
The ceremonial armor largely consists of a long light golden-brown and blue overcoat that runs shoulders to toes and shoulder and chest piece armor that protects the upper body. A floor-length purple cape runs from the shoulder and chest armor. A large golden-brown pentagon on the chest bears the House of El emblem. This armor is more for presentation than actual battle however.