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Casual, business casual, and professional dress 1

  1. 1. Casual, Business Casual, and Professional Dress HMS 300
  2. 2. Types of Dress• Casual Dress• Business Casual Dress• Professional Dress• Visual Appeal
  3. 3. Casual Dress• Casual Dress
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 8. Examples
  9. 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. 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. 11. Examples
  12. 12. More Examples
  13. 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. 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. 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. 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. 17. Professional Dress - Women
  18. 18. Professional Dress - Men• Same goes for Men!• Know your companies culture• Invest in your future with a professional wardrobe
  19. 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. 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. 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. 22. http://www.totieatie.com/

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