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Corporate Dress For Success


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This presentation is a quick guide to Corporate Policy for Dress Code. Please feel free to use and adapt to your business training needs.

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Corporate Dress For Success

  1. 1. Dress for Success<br />The Corporate Policy Explained<br />
  2. 2. Purpose of a Dress Code<br />To convey a business-like environment to both policyholders and business partners of the Company that reflects a high standard of professionalism.<br />In Other Words, if we look like slobs, we won’t receive the respect we, as employees, deserve.<br />
  3. 3. Benefits of the Dress Code<br />Promotes professionalism<br />Promotes colleague self worth<br />Builds trust with the customer<br />Promotes equality between colleagues<br />Speaking Notes:<br />The weekend individual (no one here i’m sure) may be sitting out on a patio with a beer, fishing pole, and cussing like a sailor-that isn’t professional, dressing in an unprofessional manner may promote bad behavior.<br />By dressing up, our minds ready themselves for the task at hand. Looking good helps me feel good.<br />ask yourself “Would I do business with the Weekend me?” I know I wouldn’t! I look like I’m 14 on the weekends with my hat and pig tails sticking out the back.<br />Some colleagues have better fashion sense than others! If we want to be treated similarly, we have to dress similarly.<br />
  4. 4. Executive Dress Code-Male<br />Speaking Notes:<br />Officers and those COLLEAGUES who work in Leadership Roles dress in this attire Monday through Thursday<br />
  5. 5. Executive Dress Code-Female<br />Speaking Notes:<br />Professional Business Clothing – This is standard business attire that includes suits or<br />sport coats. Choose this type of clothing when meeting with outside customers (unless the<br />Customer’s attire dictates otherwise), attending business meetings, or conducting other<br />official company business.<br />
  6. 6. Colleagues Mon-Thurs<br />Speaking Notes: Also considered Friday Attire for Execs.<br />Shirts (not t-shirts) or blouses that have a small/conservative monogram such as Liz<br />Claiborne, Chaps, OU, OSU, Country Club names, American Fidelity, etc. are acceptable.<br />• Jeans are acceptable ONLY on Designated Jeans Days*; however, for special situations, a<br />Manager may allow a Colleague to wear jeans on other days if the work environment<br />and/or job responsibilities require jeans.**<br />* For Designated Jeans days please refer to the Holiday/Casual Day Schedule.<br />**Examples of special situations: performing physical labor, installing computers, working in<br />the basement, etc.<br />• T-shirts and sweat shirts are acceptable ONLY on designated days. Company sponsored t-shirts<br />and sweatshirts may be worn with jeans ONLY on Designated Jeans Days.<br />• Athletic Shoes/Tennis Shoes are acceptable ONLY when walking the halls for exercise, when<br />going to/from fitness center or parking lot, when worn for medical reasons certified with a<br />doctor’s note, or when wearing Jeans on Jeans Days.<br />
  7. 7. Casual Fridays<br />Speaking Notes:<br />Jeans – Choose jeans that are clean, neat, and in good condition (no holes, patches, or<br />extra length,). Jeans are pants made from denim fabric (any color) or from another type of<br />fabric (example: corduroy) AND have the double top-stitching and/or “metal brads” on the<br />seams and/or pockets like denim jeans typically have.<br />
  8. 8. Speaking Notes:<br />Mini-skirts/mini-dresses<br />• Clothing that exposes abdomen, chest, or buttocks (either standing still or moving)<br />• Thin strapped or backless dresses and blouses (unless worn with a sweater or outer jacket)<br />• Work-out clothing<br />• Shorts and Leggings<br />• Halter Tops/Muscle Shirts/Tank Tops<br />• Transparent clothing (unless properly lined)<br />• Graphics (pictures/slogans/advertisements/etc) unless company sponsored (i.e., Great Place to<br />Work, etc)<br />
  9. 9. Tattoos, Hair, and Piercings<br />Speaking Notes:<br />1Tattoos need to be concealed while at work; however, if a COLLEAGUE has a tattoo<br />located in a place that cannot be easily concealed (examples: a person with short hair has<br />a tattoo on the back of the neck, a person has a tattoo on the back of the hand or around<br />the ankle), then the tattoo may remain visible, as long as it is not offensive and it is free<br />from immodesty, obscenity, and profanity; otherwise, the tattoo must still be concealed,<br />even if it is difficult to do so. COLLEAGUES with tattoos on the arm, shoulder, torso, calf<br />or thigh should always have them concealed.<br />2Earrings worn in ear lobes are acceptable; however, all other body piercing jewelry should<br />not be visible while at work.<br />All COLLEAGUE’S hair should be clean and a natural hair color (green, purple, blue, etc. are not acceptable).<br />
  10. 10. Dress for Success<br />The Corporate Policy Explained<br />