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Professional Attire PPT
Transcript of Professional Attire PPT
Light Weight Business Wear
Choosing a Business Suit
THEY ARE BEST DRESSED, WHOSE
DRESS NO ONE OBSERVES.
A Tool Kit for Professional Effectiveness
People are often affected by visual cues
Your manner of dress heavily influences your first impression
You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but don't expect everyone to be as benevolent as you
When you look good, you feel good
People make assumptions about your professionalism based on how you carry yourself
Professional dress includes posture and speech (no slouching or casual language)
Why Does This Matter?
BUSINESS SUIT - MEN
- FOR MEN
Things to consider in choosing a dress shirt :
Sober contrasting with the suit
Blue, white, cream, gray, green, maroon, brown, black, navy, peach, light green etc.
Avoid wearing flashy colors or pink.
Color details will be provided in the shirt summary, read it before choosing the shirt.
Double reverse pleat with extended
waistband and suspender buttons
Plain or Pleated
Fully lined or half lined to the knee
The Skinny Tie:
Can give you a cool Look, hip edge.
Good for a night out.
Bad for a first meeting with client.
HOW TO SELECT A TIE ?
Laced leather shoes are considered formal
Slip- ons are not formal. But they can be worn on Fridays.
Avoid cross stitch shoes on formal occasions
Sneakers are meant for sports – Not office wear
Recommended colours for shoes are black, brown and burgundy.
Match your shoes with your suit and other leather accessories.
An ad hoc dress code in professional and white-collar workplaces in Western countries
For guys, it seems fairly clear. It is a pair of chinos, a blazer and a good shirt, no tie.
•Skirt suit or pant suit with colourful blouses.
•Skirt length should be one inch below the knee.
•Basic skirts in black, navy, khaki, gray or taupe.
•Dark pant suits with contrasting blouses would also be appropriate.
•Clothes should convey “ I mean Business”
•Blouses can be floral,striped or plain with formal or fully collars in cotton or silk.
•Red should be avoided since it often gives a negative impression
•Wear minimum silver or gold toned jewelry.
BUSINESS DRESS - WOMEN
Belts, Shoes, Hosiery and Bags
•Co-ordinate these with other items worn.
•Classic leather pumps or flats in black, Navy, taupe or burgundy.
•Use leather hand bags that are small, functional and co-coordinating with other leather items.
•Hosiery should be the same shade or one shade lighter that the hemline.
•Wear stockings with skirt suits.
5 minutes break
Dark woolen suit with Light cotton
or Silk shirts and colorful ties
Single breasted, 2 Button, Light Weight Jacket
(Antibes is a port city in France known for its fashion in apparels )
Traditional 2-Button single-breasted jacket with center vent.
3-BUTTON Seersucker suit with center vent and natural shoulders
Brown is not recommended since It is the color that working class wear in England. ( Brown suit with white socks )
For very formal occasions, Black suit would be ideal
Avoid wearing white suits since it is usually worn by waiters or conductors in an opera.
Less formal than coats and are meant for
Have silver or brass buttons.
Made of lighter material.
“Tuxedo” – a type of semi-formal dress also known as black tie, or more specifically, the jacket worn with black tie attire. In some parts of the world a tuxedo is known as a dinner jacket.
BUSINESS SUIT - WOMEN
•Casual does not mean sloppy.
•Avoid see through blouses, halter tops, sleeveless or low neck blouses.
•Avoid stretch pants , baggies or jeans,
•Avoid shirts that are too short.
•Trousers, Blazer and cardigan sweater would be appropriate.
•Avoid shoes with stiletto heals.
Choosing a business suit
Sarees with a subtle look in cotton or silk with co-coordinating or contrasting blouses.
Embroidery work should be minimal and understated.
Cotton or silk churidars/kurtas with dupattas.
Salwar suits made of cotton/ non crushable materials in subtle colours.
Avoid heavy jewelry or make up
INDIAN FORMALS - WOMEN
SUIT UP !
The tie’s patterns should not conflict with any patterns in your shirt or suit.
When combining a patterned tie with a shirt and suit ensemble, ensure the pattern is not already present in the clothing.
The proper Length for a tie :
The tip of your tie to come right to the top of your belt buckle.
Hair should be neatly tied or put up in a neat bun.
If the hair length is below collar line, it should be tied up.
Avoid using pungent hair oils.
Style your hair in such a way that it is away from and out of your face.
Hair color should not be more than one or two shades darker or lighter than your natural hair color. Avoid Unnatural colors(Purple, green, etc.)
Wear your hair in a conservative style for client Interviews. Keep your hands away from your hair.
Avoid wearing red in the office.
Avoid wearing white socks.
Wear trousers that fit comfortably. Not one that are too close or too tight.
Choose a tie that co-ordinates well with your suit.
Concentrate on the overall Image.
Men should shave daily.
Check out the dress code at the client site.
Choose socks that are of a lighter shade of your trousers. Avoid flashy colours.
Wear shoe always. Slippers not allowed to the office even on Fridays.
Items that we should avoid on Friday
Keep it understated.
Dress for the job you want, Not the job you have.
Represent your company.
Keep it neat.
Keep it clean.
Don’t reveal too much.
Dress for the time of the Day.
Don’t be a Fashion Victim.
– Formal shirts, the ones that go with your suit. You may add more patterns and less formal collar types.
Wear with an open collar or a less formal tie.
If going tie less, undo the top two buttons.
– See that it fits you just right and goes down long enough just to cover up the socks.
Opt for the ones made from cotton and wool and without pleats.
Avoid suit separate trousers to keep your look slick and modern
Form the base of your whole attire.
Opt for suede brogues or chukka boots or a brown leather Chelsea boot
Say no to closed lace black cap toes and avoid trainers and boat shoes.
Women have a wider range to choose from than men!!!
Women, like men, should stay with professional suit attire, either with pants or a skirt. A white undershirt without ruffles or frills is best.
Take your pick - It's either a skirt suit or pant suit with formal business blouses or tops, stockings, closed toe and heel leather shoes, and appropriate business accessories
Shirts, Tops, Blouses & Jackets,
Casual shirts, dress shirts, sweaters, tops, golf-type shirts, and turtlenecks are acceptable attire for work.
Shoes and Footwear
Conservative athletic or walking shoes, loafers, clogs, sneakers, boots, flats, dress heels, and leather deck-type shoes
Skirts, Dresses, and Skirted Suits
Feel free to put on the casual dresses and skirts, and skirts that are split at or below the knee.
Opt colors like grey and navy.
Patch pockets and subtle patterns such as herringbone or a light tweed add up to your cool.
Put on a well tailored blazer to give yourself an elegant finish.
Business Casuals for Women
Perfume should announce one’s presence and not one’s absence.
Avoid romantic blends or strong pungent ones- Use one with a lighter note.
Men should use perfumes that have Musk, Opium, Lemon, Cedar, Lemongrass etc. as the base fragrance. Avoid blends of jasmine, Rose, Lily etc.
Women should refrain from Musk, Cedar etc.
Choose a perfume that is the same as or similar in fragrance to cologne, shampoo, aftershave, talcum powder, deospray etc.
Hair and Make-Up
Eight Key Point on Dressing
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