We would like to present for you business dress code. Of course, we know, that your knowledge about clothing is really wide, but in the lecture there were a lot of discussions about it, so we are going to explain why the dress code is so important in the offices or in another workplace.
First of all, I think, that everyone knows, this old phrase: „You will never get a second chance to make the first impression”. As a business executive, yyou have a responsibility to send the best professional message you can be successful. Well, let‘s think about such a thing when you see a person for the first time, what eyes catch firstly. Of course, it would be clothes. It is simple, you don‘t know about that person anything else. But then you form the first impression about that person. In business workplace it‘s very important, that the first impression would be excellent, but sometimes you can do really aawful impression because of your clothes and you don‘t have the second chance to show your best. Finally, that‘s why is so important to know what clothes help you to have a good success. So plan your wardrobe carefully and iit will be the first step in your success.
So, now Indre tell you about the business dress code trends, after that, Viktorija will say you about the women‘s business dress code, and finally Skaiste will tell you about men‘s business dress code.
So now let’s follow fashion trends and how they relate the workplace.
Well, in the 70s, people dressed just for success. But in the 80s, people were high styled and fashion-conscious. And in the 90s, times were more relaxed, creating an atmosphere where business casual flourished. Furthermore, it can be seen in the new millennium that what used to be just casual Fridays is turning into every day casual.
Well, there are three levels of business casual:
The first level is the most formal business casual, which consists of classic styles and is the closest to traditional business dress. What is more about this “elegant” level for men and women still includes the jacket in the wardrobe. So a blazer or sport coat for men is worn with a shirt (with or without a tie) or a sweater. Talking about women, the suit is worn with a sweater, blouse or knit top.
The second level of business casual aand probably the most widely accepted is known as smart one which consists of two-piece coordinated outfits with or without a jacket. For men, a sweater or vest worn with shirt (tie optional), of course, shirt with collar. Furthermore, blends worn with leather shoes that have leather or rubber soles. What is about a woman’s wardrobe, it consists of sweater sets, unobstructed jacket and dresses. Blouses and knit tops are worn with short or long sleeves. Shoes are low heel leather pumps.
The third level of business casual, the least accepted by most businesses, is the “comfortable” level, which consists of denim jeans, t-shirts and sneakers are always worn with socks. The woman’s wardrobe is similar, but also includes jumpers and skirts in denim.
As you can understand, in various periods of time fashion trends have changed a lot of; at first people dressed for success, or relax, but in the new millennium Fridays casual changed into every day casual.
Finishing, I want my audience to know that there are three most important levels of business casual: elegant, business and comfortable which are really different.
Men may need to coordinate their wardrobe to create more outfits from their existing items. It is possible to sspend a great deal of money on clothes yet not really be well-dressed. There are some advise:
formal suit should be business suit, dark, solid or pinstripe, shirt should be dress, white, solid or tone-on-tone, tie should be single stripe and shoes up in back.
Other useful tips:
• Suits should be as year-round as possible.
• Pants should offer a variety of medium to dark colors and durable fabrics.
• Shirts should include a variety of whites, other lights, and stripes.
• Belts should be made of good-quality leather in a subdued color.
• Shoes can be chosen from lace-up selections (for more formal professional wear) or slip-on selections (for casual professional wear).
• Coats also should offer classic details in good-quality fabric.
Studies have shown that certain clothes lend an air of authority to the person wearing them. If you would like to enhance your authority on the job, it is necessary to consider these suggestions.
• Wear a jacket, with a long-sleeve shirt.
• Wear subtle, sophisticated colors such as navy, dark gray, black, taupe, etc. If bright ...
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