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  • 1. Casual, Business Casual, and Professional Dress HMS 300
  • 2. Types of Dress• Casual Dress• Business Casual Dress• Professional Dress• Visual Appeal
  • 3. Casual Dress• Casual Dress
  • 4. Business Casual• Varies from company to company based on corporate culture• IS: – Khakis and button-down long sleeve or dress jeans and polo shirt• IS NOT: – Beach wear, sporting events, faded or worn clothing – Cleavage, back, chest, feet or stomach
  • 5. Basics for Business Casual• General Rules – Khaki pants – neatly pressed – Long-sleeved, buttoned solid colored shirt – Polo/golf shirt – more casual – Shoes – leather loafers, low heel pump – Fabrics – cotton or microfiber
  • 6. Business Casual for Women• Skirts or pants – Khaki, corduroy, twill or cotton• Colors – Navy, black, grey, brown, khaki• Sweaters, twin sets, cardigan – Solid color
  • 7. Business Casual for Women• Pointers: – Knee length skirt – Long-sleeve, buttoned collard blouse – Leather shoes – flats or low heel – Conservative jewelry – Minimal makeup – Purse – small leather
  • 8. Examples
  • 9. Business Casual for Men• Slacks – Khaki, gabardine, cotton, cotton blend • Solid color, neatly pressed• Shirt – Long-sleeves • Cotton, cotton blend – pressed – Polo/Golf shirt – collar, tucked in• Sweaters/sweater vests• Shoes – leather loafers
  • 10. Business Casual for Men• Pointers: – Neatly, professional pressed khaki – Long-sleeve shirt – Ties – not typically worn – Leather shoes – loafer – Jewelry – minimal, no earrings – Facial hair – well groomed
  • 11. Examples
  • 12. More Examples
  • 13. Professional Dress• Your 1st impression is a lasting one!• Look the part for the career you want• Purchase of your business wardrobe is an investment – The price you spend on professional attire will produce long term results – Buy less, pay more for quality that will last
  • 14. Professional Dress - Women• Two-piece suit – conservative pants suit – Navy, black, grey, taupe – Patterns: hound’s tooth, tweed, plaid• Skirt – knee length or calf length – Slit not above knee• Blouse – solid color• Jacket with skirt – coordinates –more casual
  • 15. Professional Dress - Women• Dresses – solid color – length – Floral or print less authority• Fabrics – wool, gabardine, cotton, silk – Synthetics and blends – Scrunch test• Shoes/belts – compatible – Leather pump – 1-2” heel – Navy, black, taupe, burgundy
  • 16. Professional Dress - Women• Hose – are a must!• Handbag – coordinate with outfit• Jewelry – Good quality – 14K or sterling silver – Rule of 13• Hair and nails• Makeup• Glasses
  • 17. Professional Dress - Women
  • 18. Professional Dress - Men• Same goes for Men!• Know your companies culture• Invest in your future with a professional wardrobe
  • 19. Professional Dress - Men• Basics – Suit – American cut suit – Double breasted is more casual and trendy – Navy, black, grey – Buttons • Two – only button top button • Three – button top two or just one
  • 20. Professional Dress - Men• Shirt – Long sleeve – white – Fabric – cotton or cotton blend – Cuff should be 1/2” below suit sleeve – Undershirt a must• Ties – silk – No more than 3” wide – Classics: polka dot, paisley, repetitive pattern http://www.totieatie.com/
  • 21. Professional Dress - Men• Shoes – leather lace-up wingtips – Black, dark brown• Socks – match suit color – Cover the calf when sitting• Jewelry – good quality – Leather watch band – No earrings!• Briefcase – black, burgundy – Pen• Grooming
  • 22. http://www.totieatie.com/