Must Have Business Attire

It is important to remember that not all casual clothing is appropriate for business wear.

In order to do this effectively, the sophisticated woman needs a few basic business wear essentials.

· First, you’ll need simple flat-front pair of black pants. Black dress pants are versatile and can be dressed up or down as needed. An additional pair of khaki pants is also advisable.

· How about a straight skirt hanging just below the knees? These skirts are flattering and can be worn with a multitude of tops. Casual skirts that are split at or below the knee are acceptable in most businesses. Never wear a mini-skirt to the office.

· You’ll need a sleeveless, fitted solid colored dress that can be worn with a cardigan.

· Brightly colored fine knit sweaters can be worn with either pants or a skirt.

· A black cardigan is chic and easy to wear.

· A sexy shell in a neutral color looks fabulous under a jacket.

· A crisp white shirt always looks smart.

· A classic gray or black coat is also needed.

· Black pumps with an elegant heel can compliment just about any outfit. Flip-flops, slippers and flashy athletic shoes are not acceptable in the office.

· A simple black bag (to match the black pumps) also compliments most outfits.

Remember that clothing that reveals too much cleavage, back, chest, feet, any of your stomach or underwear is not appropriate for the work place.

All clothing should be pressed and clean. No torn, dirty or frayed clothing is acceptable. The only picture or words that are acceptable on attire is the company logo.

On “dress down” days, it is a good idea to keep it conservative. Wear nice jeans with a solid top and heels. Never wear anything which can be potentially offensive to others.

There are many fabulous combinations you can create with the few basic pieces. Use your imagination and your co-workers will be so impressed they’ll start asking you for style advice!

About Coroporate Attire

Corporate Casual dress for business is a trend that came about for many reasons, but most importantly to attract potential employees and retain current ones. There are many reasons to have a corporate casual dress policy for a business; Not only for employee morale, but also things like increased productivity and perceived benefit. Corporate apparel is also a great idea to spread company awareness.

Employees like corporate apparel for many reasons. Surveys conducted show that employees including improved morale feel they do their best work when casually dressed, and also feel better comradeship between managers and co-workers. Employees even would choose one position over another to receive the benefit of corporate casual dress. In all, employees feel that casual dress allows an overall more comfortable work environment.

There are many reasons for businesses to like corporate apparel. Of course the reasons employees like corporate apparel are directly beneficial to the company in terms of productivity and corporate morale. Almost all companies have a corporate apparel dress policy, with some allowing casual dress everyday. Corporate apparel also serves as a promotional product for the company. While allowing employees to dress casual, businesses also have the opportunity to promote the business and create an entire product line for business promotion.

There are several different categories of corporate apparel. Corporate apparel is available for every level of casual dress. For more official boardroom or business casual, acceptable items include blazers, vest, oxfords and ties, and turtlenecks, sweaters, and denims. For relaxed casual, golf shirts are always a number one choice, however other items may include fleece, chambray shirts, denims, sweaters and vests. And for dress down casual, corporate apparel can include tees, sweats, and denim.

Corporate apparel is a great way to allow casual dress and maintain a productive and consistent, and enjoyable work environment. For any level of casual dress, there are ways to include company logo and increase the corporate awareness.