Presentation on theme: "Objectives Identify how having a professional appearance can lead to workplace success Differentiate between “professional attire” and “business casual”"— Presentation transcript:
2 ObjectivesIdentify how having a professional appearance can lead to workplace successDifferentiate between “professional attire” and “business casual”Classify the components of traditional business dress for men and womenDistinguish between appropriate and inappropriate business attire for their positions and workplacesCreate an appropriate outfit for a job interviewAssess how to dress for success for their work environment
11 How to find a company dress code? You can call the company and ask!You can go on their websiteCorporation/Business business attireOnce you are hired, you should be given a company dress code policy
12 Example of Company Dress Code Policy Appropriate Business AttireBusiness attire is to be worn Monday and through Friday. Appropriate business attire for employee include the following:Women:DressesSkirtsDress slacksBlousesDress shoesSweatersNylons or stockingMen:Blazers, suits, or sport coatsDress slacks Ties Dress shirts with buttons and collarsDress shoes
13 Example of Company Dress Code Policy Appropriate Casual Business AttireCasual business attire may be worn on Friday of each week.Appropriate casual business attire for employees including the following:MenSport coats or blazersSlacks, Chinos or DockersPolo shirts with collarsOxford button-down shirtsSweaters and cardigansLoafers and huarachesSweatersWomenSlacksStirrup pantsWalking shortsPolo shirtsCulottes, skorts, or splint skirtsLoafers and huarachesSweaters
14 Example of Company Dress Code Policy Unacceptable AttireDeck shoesUnderwear as outerwearBeach wear Midriff length topsProvocative attire Off-the-shoulder topsWorkout clothes or shoes Evening wearPlain or pocket T-shirtsCutoffsT-shirts with logos Athletic wearThongs of any kind Blue denim jeansSpandex or Lycra such as biker shorts Tennis shoesTank tops, tube tops, halter tops with spaghetti straps
16 What comes to mind when you think of “professional” workplace attire?
17 1. Professional AttireRefers to companies with a formal, professional Dress Code.Employees are expected to project a professional image.Men must wear a conservative suit and tie with polished black/brown dress shoes.Women must wear a conservative pant suit, skirt suit, or dress with closed toe dress shoes.
18 Examples of Professional Attire for Women Professional Skirt Suit
25 What comes to mind when you think of “Business Casual/ Casual Fridays” workplace attire?
26 2. Business Casual/Casual Fridays Refers to “dressing down” a retreat from traditional business professional attire.Differs depending on the organization. Some organizations will allow jeans/khakis with a blazer and/or dress shirt, while others prefer dress pants, and a traditional dress shirt.
32 What dilemmas do you face in staying comfortable, and professional at work?
33 Tips to remain comfortable and professional in workplace attire Wear the correct clothing size.Professionally tailor your clothes to fit your body.Ladies, wear a modest heel (3 inches and under)For added comfort and heel support, try Dr. Scholls massaging gel insoles.
34 Professional Hairstyles for Women Chic, well groomed hairstyles are ideal in a business environment. Avoid eccentric colors, messy, and extreme hair styles which are considered unprofessional.
35 Professional Hairstyles for Men Men’s hair, moustaches and beards must be neatly groomed. Eccentric colors, buzzed cut designs, and extreme hairstyles are unprofessional in a business environment.
36 How much make up should women wear at work? The “natural look”People should not see your make up before they see you. To project a professional image, opt for the “natural look.” Excessive make up is unprofessional, and should be reserved for a girl’s night out.
37 Professional Shoes for Women Acceptable: Loafers and huaraches, closed toe wedge heels, flats, closed toe high heelsUnacceptable: snow boots, sneakers, open toe heels, flip flops, gaudy shoes (light up heels, etc.)Shoes should always be polished, and professional. Torn shoes are unprofessional.
38 Professional Shoes for Men Acceptable: Loafers and huaraches, lace up dress shoes (preferably black, but also acceptable in browns)Unacceptable: cowboy boots, sneakers, flip flopsShoes should always be polished, and professional. Torn shoes are unacceptable.
39 What colors are best for the workplace? Conservative PastelsColorsAvoid Bright ColorsAvoid “busy” patterns
40 Color Disasters This is not flattering on anyone… Are you going to the beach, or are you here to work?
41 More color disasters! If you plan to be successful, don’t wear this… Way too bright…