4What does this mean?!?! Dress Code: DRESSED FOR SUCCESS In the professional world, it is important to be "Dressed for Success." Missouri DECA believes that professional dress is important to make a strong and positive lasting impression. Therefore, the DECA Board of Directors had adopted a dress code, and at each Missouri DECA conference, our Fashion Team awards "Dressed for Success" pins to those members who exceed our standards. These exemplary students are commended for their professionalism.Dressed for Success Program Overview Dress Code:MalesSuit or sport coat or DECA blazerTieCollared dress shirtSlacksDress socks (no sport/athletic socks)Dress shoes (i.e., no athletic shoes)FemalesProfessional dress, business suit (skirt or dress slacks), business skirt/pants and blouse with jacket or DECA blazerPantyhose/trouser stockingsDress shoes (no flip flops, athletic footwear, etc.)What does this mean?!?!
5Don’t worry… I will use pictures and examples so you can look “DECA professional” and win your competition!
6Caution: Do not wear with black pants! The most “DECA” professional outfit would include the one and only DECA blazer! They are stylish and work for both boys and girls.SEE!Caution: Do not wear with black pants!
7Professional Attire for Males Dress PantsButton Down ShirtTieDress SocksBlazerDress Shoes
8Tips for Men… Wear slacks that are not too baggy Don’t have wrinkles Wear conservative, clean, polished shoesWear dark socks (black or navy)Have no visible piercingsHave Clean and neat hair
10Who is more professional…? Dress Shirt & TieSloppy SweaterRolled SleevesToo LongDress PantsToo Casual
11Professional Attire for Women Dress PantsDress Skirt (Appropriate Length)BlousePanty HoseDECA Blazer or regular blazerDress Shoes
12Tips for Women… Always wear panty hose Skirts are always more professional as long as they are not too shortDon’t cake on the makeupNo flashy jewelryHave clean fingernailsComb your hair and make sure it is out of your faceBrush your teethIron Your Clothes
13NEVER SHOWBra StrapsCleavageYour BottomStomachYour Back