How to Dress to Impress:A Guide to Professional        Success                Christina BourgeoisDirector, Undergraduate P...
Definition of           pro·fes·sion·al• a : of, relating to, or characteristic of a  profession• b : engaged in one of th...
What’s Not    ProfessionalA Head-to-Toe Look at  What Not to Wear
Too Much Make-up
Extreme Hair:           Style and Color Matter                Highlights should look                natural               ...
Too Much Frangrance             Avoid heavy perfumes                and body odor
OverAccessorizing
Ill-Fitting Clothes
Tattoos andBody Piercings
ClothingThat is TooRevealing
Workout Gearand Beach Wear
Fine for “Going Out”NOT for Going to Work            Too revealing                Too short            Denim is           ...
What ISProfessional   Attire?
Women’s Business Formal• Suit (pants or skirt)  o Fitted top and bottom  o Dark colors (navy blue/black/gray)• Shoes   o C...
What Business FormalLooks Like
Business Casual• Skirts and Dresses   o No shorter than 2” above the knee   o Must be able to sit comfortably in public   ...
What Business Casual Looks               Like Conservative,      Conservative      shirts/tops                      muted ...
What Professional LooksLike
Examples ofProfessional Attire
ProfessionalHairstyles
PopQuizAre thesewomendressedprofessionally?
Sleeveless              Too low             Too shortToo long             Too high
Questions?
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9.11.11 dress to impress

  1. 1. How to Dress to Impress:A Guide to Professional Success Christina BourgeoisDirector, Undergraduate Professional Communication Program School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology WECE Workshop Series September 8, 2011
  2. 2. Definition of pro·fes·sion·al• a : of, relating to, or characteristic of a profession• b : engaged in one of the learned professions• c : characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession; exhibiting a courteous,
  3. 3. What’s Not ProfessionalA Head-to-Toe Look at What Not to Wear
  4. 4. Too Much Make-up
  5. 5. Extreme Hair: Style and Color Matter Highlights should look natural Rainbow brite is never a good ideaToo long
  6. 6. Too Much Frangrance Avoid heavy perfumes and body odor
  7. 7. OverAccessorizing
  8. 8. Ill-Fitting Clothes
  9. 9. Tattoos andBody Piercings
  10. 10. ClothingThat is TooRevealing
  11. 11. Workout Gearand Beach Wear
  12. 12. Fine for “Going Out”NOT for Going to Work Too revealing Too short Denim is too casual Too high
  13. 13. What ISProfessional Attire?
  14. 14. Women’s Business Formal• Suit (pants or skirt) o Fitted top and bottom o Dark colors (navy blue/black/gray)• Shoes o Closed-toe o Polished, well-maintained• Hygeine o Always wear deodorant o Maintain fresh breath o Nails should be trimmed; polish should be clear or natural tone
  15. 15. What Business FormalLooks Like
  16. 16. Business Casual• Skirts and Dresses o No shorter than 2” above the knee o Must be able to sit comfortably in public o Nothing tight, mid-thigh• Slacks and Pants o Cotton, linen, or blends o No shorts, jeans, athletic wear• Shirts, Tops, Blouses, and Jackets o Sweaters, turtlenecks, sweater sets o No sleeveless, midriff, halter, or graphic t-shirts• Shoes o Flats, dress heels o No flip flops, sandals, open-toe, or strappy heels
  17. 17. What Business Casual Looks Like Conservative, Conservative shirts/tops muted make up Low heeled shoes
  18. 18. What Professional LooksLike
  19. 19. Examples ofProfessional Attire
  20. 20. ProfessionalHairstyles
  21. 21. PopQuizAre thesewomendressedprofessionally?
  22. 22. Sleeveless Too low Too shortToo long Too high
  23. 23. Questions?

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