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1 Dress for Success Why care what you look like? Attire terms and examples Look your best by knowing the following: Facial shape Body types Color pallet Advice: wardrobe & accessories Created by: Mrs. Leslie Love

2 White Tie The most formal event one can attend, usually a State or Diplomatic Function. Ladies: Long Gown Gentlemen: Tuxedo/Tails Black TieLadies: Long gown or tea-length, super- dressy cocktail suit, a luxury coat if you have one Gentlemen: Dinner Jacket/Tuxedo FormalLadies: Long gown or tea-length, super- dressy cocktail suit, a luxury coat if you have one (Note- long dresses and skirts are not normally worn before 5pm.) Gentlemen: Tuxedo or Suit w/bow tie Semiformal These are usually Evening Events Fancier than Informal Ladies:Dressy Dress/Nice suit/Cocktail Dress with jewelry and heels Gentlemen: Dark Business Suit Informal Can also be called, Coat and Tie/Business These are usually Daytime Events Ladies: Dress, suit, or skirt and blouse, but not as dressy as semiformal Gentlemen: Business suit or sport coat and tie Dress Attire

3 CasualLadies: Simple dress, skirt and blouse, or dress slacks Gentlemen: Slacks and open neck shirt (no tie) and sport coat or sweater Very CasualJeans, shorts, t-shirts, etc. (that are appropriate in nature) Area SpecificCowboy hat and boots, Hawaiian shirt, College game wear, etc… Dress Attire cont.

4 Why Care What I Look Like? Present Yourself Appropriately Of course physical appearance matters. The person you are meeting for the first time does not know you and your appearance is usually the first clue he or she has to go on. But it certainly does not mean you need to look like a model to create a strong and positive first impression. The key to a good impression is to present yourself appropriately. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and so the "picture" you first present says much about you to the person you are meeting. Is your appearance saying the right things to help create the right first impression? Start with the way you dress. What is the appropriate dress for the meeting or occasion? In a business setting, what is the appropriate business attire? Suit, blazer, casual? And ask yourself what the person you'll be meeting is likely to wear. For business and social meetings, appropriate dress also varies between countries and cultures, so it's something that you should pay particular attention to when in an unfamiliar setting or country. Make sure you know the traditions and norms. And what about your grooming? Clean and tidy appearance is appropriate for most business and social occasions. A good haircut or shave. Clean and tidy clothes. Neat and tidy make up. Make sure your grooming is appropriate and helps make you feel "the part". Appropriate dressing and grooming help make a good first impression and also help you feel "the part," and so feel more calm and confident. Add all of this up and you are well on your way to creating a good first impression.

5 Here are seven nonverbal ways to make a positive first impression: 1. Adjust your attitude. People pick up your attitude instantly. Before you turn to greet someone, or enter the boardroom, or step onstage to make a presentation, think about the situation and make a conscious choice about the attitude you want to embody. 2. Straighten your posture. Status and power are nonverbally conveyed by height and space. Standing tall, pulling your shoulders back, and holding your head straight are all signals of confidence and competence. 3. Smile. A smile is an invitation, a sign of welcome. It says, Im friendly and approachable. So there's nothing like a smile to create a good first impression. A warm and confident smile will put both you and the other person at ease. So smiling is a winner when it comes to great first impressions. But don't go overboard with this – people who take this too far can seem insincere and fake. 4. Make eye contact. Looking at someones eyes transmits energy and indicates interest and openness. (To improve your eye contact, make a practice of noticing the eye color of everyone you meet.) 5. Raise your eyebrows. Open your eyes slightly more than normal to simulate the eyebrow flash that is the universal signal of recognition and acknowledgement. 6. Shake hands. This is the quickest way to establish rapport. Its also the most effective. Research shows it takes an average of three hours of continuous interaction to develop the same level of rapport that you can get with a single handshake. 7. Lean in slightly. Leaning forward shows youre engaged and interested. But be respectful of the other persons space. That means, in most business situations, staying about two feet away.

6 Facial Shapes Collars Standard Collars: Triangle, Oval Spread Collars: Diamond, Heart, Rectangle, Oblong, Pointed Collars: Square, Round Jewelry Eye Glasses Ties Make-Up Hair Styles Scarves

7 Apple -Inverted triangular shaped body -The bust measurement is larger than the hip measurement. -Large chest and bust for your frame. -You carry most of your weight around your midsection. -Usually have slim legs, hips, and bottom. *A line or a continuous line dresses *Slacks with zippers on the sides, slacks with pockets on the back *Trouser cut, Flared, Wide-legs, or Boot-cut Pants Pear -Triangular shaped body -Hip measurement is larger than the bust. -Wide hips and bottom. -You carry most of your weight on your hips, thighs, and bottom. -Usually have slender neck and shoulders -Often have a flat tummy *Empire Line, Fitted Waist, Wrap Dresses *Embellished Tops *Relaxed, Boot-cut, Traditional trouser Pants Hour Glass -Classic Hourglass Shape -The bust measurement is roughly the same as the hip measurement -Your waist is about 10 inches smaller than your bust and hips. -Your body looks proportionately curvy. *Wrap blouse or dress *Full circle or tulip cuts, A-line, pencil Skirts and Dresses *Wide-leg and Boot-cut Pants *Mid-rise or High-rise Pants Lean Column You generally have an athletic body with toned arms. -Rectangular shaped body. -Your waist is less than 9 inches smaller than either your hip or bust measurements. -Your upper body is proportionate to your lower body. -Smaller bust size. -Not much curve at your waist. -Usually have great legs. *Simple straight or empire lines *Boot-Cut, Flare, Wide-leg Pants *Low-waisted or Mid-waisted Pants *Pleated slacks

8 Ectomorph: Small delicate frame and bone structure Classic hardgainer Flat chest Small shoulders Thin Lean muscle mass Finds it hard to gain weight Fast metabolism -Wear French cuffs shirts to add interest and bulk -Wear medium width neckties -Pants should be pleated and cuffed to add volume to your body -Wear belts -Recommended Italian Suits with jackets with shoulders that are padded Mesomorph: Athletic Generally hard body Well defined muscles Rectangular shaped body Strong Gains muscle easily Gains fat more easily than ectomorphs Endomorph: Soft and round body Gains muscle and fat very easily Is generally short "Stocky" build Round physique Finds it hard to lose fat Slow metabolism Muscles not so well defined -Double-breasted jackets, keep it -Wear vertical lines and avoid horizontal patterns -Pants should be trim, but not binding. The legs should taper slightly. -Recommend American Suit Wear with jackets with shoulder pads to create long slim-looking lines -Straight or wider leg trousers, -Shirts and jackets that are wider at the shoulders and hug your waist -Wear straight cut or wider leg pants (or boot cut jeans) -Recommend British Suit Style

9 Clothes Notes *Flattering your curves: Wear tailored clothes that fit. Loose, flowy clothes create the illusion of extra weight, add a belt to the smallest part of your waist to draw the eye upward, wear clothes that show off YOUR favorite part or parts. *Belting your curves: Belts can add structure and shape to any outfit and can flatter your body shape, no matter your body shape. Experiment with different widths, experiment with placement, contrast your belt color against your outfit, layer belts with cardigans. *When you have a choice between wearing pants or a skirt, carefully weigh your options...and choose the skirt. *If given a nametag tag to wear, right side of chest. *Haircuts 10 days prior to your event. *Ignore sizego with what fits you and looks good. Dont get fixated on the numbers. *Just because it looks good on the hanger doesnt mean it will look good on you. Try it on before you buy it! *When in doubt, wear darker shoes. *Socks should match slacks.

10 Colors and their Meanings

11 Warm You're probably a warm if you have the following: Very dark brown with golden undertone Brown with golden undertone Medium with golden undertones Pale with peach or gold undertones Freckled Golden brown, when tan Your hair color is golden or reddish brown (think chestnut), golden blonde, red, strawberry blonde, black. (Yellow, orange, golden, red undertones) Your eye color is amber, golden brown, hazel, or green Your veins have a green hue Warm complexions look best in these colors: Red (with warm undertones such as tomato red), Peach, Orange, Golden yellow, Golden brown, Olive green Gold jewelry Your foundation should be yellow based and earth tones like olives, brown, and rusts. Blushes should be peachy and makeup, like your skin should have gold and yellow undertones. Are you Warm or Cool? Cool Youre probably a cool if you have the following: Very dark brown with reddish or blue undertones Brown with pink undertone True olive (most Asians and Latinos) Medium with no color in cheeks Medium with faint pink cheeks Pale with no color in cheeks Pale with pink undertones Ruddy-pinkish red Brown or bronze when tanned Your hair color is ash blonde, dark brown, or black. (With blue or silver tones) Your eye color is light blue, grey, dark brown, or black Your veins have a blue hue Cool complexions look best in these colors: Red (with blue undertones such as cherry red), Pink, Blue, Teal, Turquoise, Purple, Mint green Silver jewelry Your foundation should be pink based and jewel tones like blues, violets, and emerald green. Blushes should be rosy and makeup, like your skin should have blue and rosy undertones.

12 Winter If you are a winter, your skin color might be pale, olive or dark; skin undertones are typically blue or rosy pink. Hair and eye color often contrast the skin. Black, dark or white blonde hair are typical winter hair colors. Winters look great in deep, rich colors such as black, deep blue, crimson and dark pink. Icy pastels like silver, sky blue, light sunny yellow and pink can also look wonderful. Bright white is another good color for many winters since this stark neutral works well with hair and eye color contrast. Spring If you are a spring, your skin undertones may be gold-yellow. Skin coloring is typically in cream or peach shades, with hair color ranging from auburn shades to golden and strawberry blondes. Springs often have freckles and lighter eye colors. Springs look best in soft, rich colors. Warm colors such as peach, golden yellow, copper, coral and brown shades with warm tones are good choices. Bright aqua, green and royal blue can also look stunning. Rather than bright white, springs can opt for a rich, creamy ivory as a wardrobe staple. Autumn If you are an autumn, your undertones are typically golden, with skin coloring in shades like peach, beige and golden brown. Red, red-brown, dark blonde and rich brown or brown-black hair shades are common for this season. Autumns also tend to have darker eye colors. Autumns look wonderful in rich neutrals, earth-toned and spicy colors. Consider olive, forest or mossy greens, orange shades, grays, dark browns, burgundy, purples and camel and rich beige colors. Summer If you are a summer, skin undertones might be pale blue or pale pink. Skin might be pale or pink-toned. Light eyes and blonde or light to medium brunette hair are common for summers. Summers look excellent in soft shades and muted colors with cool undertones (or light colored neutrals). Some of the best colors for summers include dusty or rose pink, pale yellow, lavender or pale mauve and powder blue. A soft white can also work for this season. Whats Your Season?

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