Formal Business Attire is Making a Comeback
The dot com boom of 1990s brought with it a laissez-faire attitude to dress code. Business casual was not a word that was part of our daily vocabulary.
Business casual may have been good for the dot comers, but the casual attire tried to find its way into other industries as well. Human resource departments all over the country were forced to reconsider their dress codes, many of them having to finally put theirs in writing.
Dress codes vary from industry to industry, and the company ultimately has the discretion in what their employees are required to wear. Some companies made it clear through employee manuals what was to be considered acceptable attire.
Now that the dot com era has settled a little, we are noticing that the trend is heading back to where it once was. Big business has gone back to a more formal dress code, realizing that they only have one opportunity to impress their clients.
Men's business attire traditionally consists of a suit and tie, closed-toed dress shoes, and no flashy jewelry, with the exception of a timepiece. Men are to be neatly groomed with a conservative hairstyle and shiny shoes.
The accepted attire for women is a pantsuit or blouse and skirt. The skirt is to be conservative, falling just above the knee, and stockings are expected to be worn. Women's hair should be neatly styled, and fairly modest. Jewelry should be kept to a minimum with no dangling earrings.
Describing the traditional business attire may sound a little stuffy, but the client needs to be thought of as first priority. The attire isn't as bad as it sounds, and will leave an invaluable professional impression on your client.
If formal business attire is required in your career, there are a few tips to remember. Good quality suits will last forever. They may be expensive at first, but if properly cared for, they will last many years. The same holds true for shoes. Buying a good pair of shoes will last a long time. They might take a while to break in, but be repaired by your local cobbler when needed.
Overall, customer perception must be the underwriting factor in making any business decision, even the menial ones. Your company will always benefit by forever putting its best foot forward.
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