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Define “Business attire” for me.  Would you work for a company that had a dress code that was not a uniform?




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 24, 2011
    • I do (and always have) worked for a company that has a dress code that is not a uniform.

      I follow the dress code of department stores..... dress in 3’s and usually in black with a piece of colorful flair.

      Dress in 3’s means skirt or pants with a blouse and vest, sweater or jacket. A jacket usually is more formal than a sweater or vest. So it depends on YOUR company’s dress code.




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      Kmarie wrote Jan 24, 2011
    • for most of my work life I have worked for companies that have a dress code and it is not a uniform dress code. I agree with Vikki’s dress in three definition and in most  a jacket is a blazer. I would like to add that usually business attire means all clothes have sleeves, no sleeveless or backless clothing, no skinny clothes, but more tradidional the work place itself will ditacte who formal those three are.




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      Diane17 wrote Jan 24, 2011
    • The company I work for has a business attire dress code.  I agree with Vikki’s definiton.  On Fridays, I think the code is business casual and you can wear khakis but no jeans.




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      Ela2011 wrote Jan 24, 2011
    • I work where it’s business casual for women (men still wear suits here).  I am a lawyer at a law firm and I think the male partners are just afraid to say anything to the women.   When I first started here 13 years ago before I had kids, I did wear suits but over time with maternity clothes, etc., I just stopped :)

      Generally that means I wear pants/skirt with shirt or sweater.  I don’t add a jacket unless meeting with a client sometimes or in spring/fall. I wear nylons and heels usually.

      Also- our rules for all are no t-shirts, sweatshirts/pants, denim, open toe sandals, bare feet in sandals or slip-ons,etc.  We try to keep professional but some people just really have trouble with this concept....




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      Ursula Koenig wrote Jan 24, 2011
    • I have always worked in creative design firms and I must say... that even in a designer filled office, there is a dress code there as well... without officially stating so.  You really have to be comfortable, versatile with polish.  And yes, you can be polished in denim trousers, crisp white shirts. nail polish & jewelry while presenting to a client and climbing around in a warehouse.   I love the options that fall in the work/casual genre.    Cheers!




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