30 November, 2015:Â You are invited for a business dinner, by higher personnel. You receive an email letting you know that the dress code is â€œbusiness casualâ€. And there you have no clue what does business casual means, so you have a high chance of a dress failure.
You show up, completely under-dressed. There you are uncomfortable, because you are not confident on your wear. You worry about the higher personnel feeling, fear to get embarrassed too. There you create a loop hole in your business profile.
It is very important to be aware of dress code, understand what they mean. A standard of the employees reveals the standard of the company. It is very important to maintain a professional appearance at client sites and at any business functions.
It is seen that in many cases, highly qualified, capable men/women lack professional appearance. They miss out the â€œbusinessâ€ in a â€œbusiness casualâ€ which holds them back. Yes it is true that clothing and appearance does not determine oneâ€™s actual competence/ capability, but it influence others perception towards you.
Most people don’t have a clear understanding of the different dress codes today.Â Appropriate business-casual dress typically includes slacks or khakis, dress shirt or blouse, open-collar or polo shirt, optional tie or seasonal sport coat, a dress or skirt at knee-length or below, a tailored blazer, knit shirt or sweater, and loafers, dress shoes, or nice sandals.