How To Dress For Work: From ‘Casual’ To ‘Boardroom’ [Infographic]

How To Dress For Work: From ‘Casual’ To ‘Boardroom’ [Infographic]
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Even if your workplace has a relaxed dress code, there are probably a ton of unspoken rules that you’re supposed to be following. Dressing appropriately for the job is more important than you realise – especially if you work in a large organisation where first impressions count. This infographic explains how to look your best in a variety of business environments; from ‘baseline casual’ to boardroom attire.

The graphics below were created by our colleagues at Business Insider – but the actual tips are the tailorwork of Sylvie di Giusto, founder of Executive Image Consulting. Simply put, they break down what to wear if you want to impress your clients and/or manager with individual suggestions for men and women.

Needless to say, overdressing can be just as much of a social faux pas as underdressing – so it pays to get a handle on what is expected at your workplace. As a general rule of thumb, di Giusto suggests a linking your business attire to the amount of financial handling you do: “The more you deal with a client’s money, the more traditional and conservative you should be dressed.”

Check out the infographic for a full breakdown of Sylvie’s tips:

[Via Business Insider]


  • A large percentage of males should learn how to tie a Windsor knot in a neck-tie, the majority of lop-sided neck-ties seen at present indicate that the wearer is an uncouth sloppy-dressing slob.

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