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How to dress well for office

Posted on 30 July 2014 by admin

A Business Casual Dress Code Your  Company’s  objective  in  establishing  a  business casual dress code, is to allow our employees to work comfortably  in  the  workplace. Yet, we still need our employees  to project a professional image for our customers, potential employees, and  community  visitors. Business casual dress is the standard for this dress code.

Because all casual clothing is not suitable for the office,  these  guidelines  will help you determine what  is appropriate to wear to work. Clothing that works well for the beach, yard work, dance clubs, exercise sessions, and sports  contests may  not  be appropriate for a professional appearance at work.

Clothing that reveals too much  cleavage,  your  back, your  chest,  your  feet,  your stomach or your underwear is not appropriate for a place of business, even  in a business casual setting.

Even in a business casual work environment, clothing should be pressed and never wrinkled.  Torn,  dirty,  or frayed clothing is unacceptable. All seams must be finished. Any clothing that has words, terms, or pictures that may  be  offensive  to  other employees  is  unacceptable. Clothing  that  has  the  company  logo  is  encouraged. Sports team, university, and fashion  brand  names  on clothing  are  generally  acceptable.

Certain days  can be declared dress down days, generally  Fridays.  On  these days,  jeans  and  other more  casual  clothing, although never clothing potentially offensive to others, are allowed.

Guide to Business Casual Dressing for Work

This  is  a  general overview  of  appropriate business casual attire. Items that  are  not  appropriate  for the office are listed, too. Neither  list  is  all inclusive and both are open to change. The lists tell you what is generally acceptable as business casual attire and what is generally not acceptable as business casual attire.

No dress code can cover all contingencies so employees  must  exert  a  certain amount of judgment in their choice of clothing to wear to work. If you experience uncertainty  about  acceptable, professional business causal attire for work, please ask your supervisor or your Human Resources staff.

Slacks, Pants, and Suit Pants

Slacks that are similar to Dockers and other makers of cotton or synthetic material pants,  wool  pants,  flannel pants,dressy capris, and nice looking dress synthetic pants are acceptable. Inappropriate slacks  or  pants  include jeans, sweatpants,  exercise pants, Bermuda shorts, short shorts,  shorts,  bib  overalls, leggings, and any spandex or other form-fitting pants such as people wear for biking.

Skirts, Dresses, and Skirted Suits

Casual dresses and skirts, and skirts that are split at or below  the  knee  are  acceptable. Dress and skirt length should  be  at  a  length  at which you  can  sit  comfortably  in  public.  Short,  tight skirts  that  ride  halfway  up the  thigh  are  inappropriate for work. Mini-skirts, skorts, sun  dresses,  beach  dresses, and  spaghetti-strap  dresses are inappropriate for the office.

Shirts, Tops, Blouses, and Jackets

Casual shirts, dress shirts, sweaters,  tops,  golf-type shirts, and turtlenecks are acceptable  attire  for  work. Most  suit  jackets  or  sport jackets  are  also  acceptable attire  for  the office,  if  theyviolate  none  of  the  listed guidelines. Inappropriate attire  for work  includes  tank tops; midriff tops; shirts with potentially offensive words, terms,  logos,  pictures,  cartoons, or slogans; halter-tops; tops  with  bare  shoulders; sweatshirts, and t-shirts unless  worn  under  another blouse, shirt, jacket, or dress.

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