Attire

What Does Business Casual Attire Mean?

Business casual sounds like a breeze. After all, with this dress code, you won’t have to worry about what to wear to work, right? Not quite. 

In fact, this dress code guideline is a frequent source of confusion for workers. And it’s not their fault — there really isn’t a clear, standardized definition. Business casual may mean different things in different companies, cities, and industries. And on top of that, understanding the subtle differences between “business” and “business casual” isn’t easy.

One thing is clear: Dressing in shorts and a t-shirt or a sundress and sandals is too casual. But wearing a full suit is overly formal. 

When in doubt, it’s better to err on the side of dressing too formally, rather than too casually. But where’s the line? Get advice on appropriate business casual attire for men and women, along with tips on what to wear — and what

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What Are the Degrees of Formality in Business Attire?

Employees who want to fit well in their workplace, wear the standard clothing that is expected, and often dictated by a written dress code. But, you don’t need an official dress code to understand what constitutes appropriate business attire in your workplace. You can form a good idea of what is appropriate by just looking around you.

Look at what your boss and other successful employees wear to work. Your observations will tell you about proper and expected business attire for your workplace.

Your best success will come when you emulate the business attire of the favored employees. Draw attention to yourself by the quality and the value of the work you provide, not by the flashiness or fashion-mindedness of your business attire. You want to be recognized for your outstanding performance, not your high fashion.

If you’re a new employee, ask when you receive the job offer what employees

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