Dress for the Job

Dress for the Job

Most workplaces have a dress code. There are many reasons for workplaces to have a dress code. Dressing for the job is dependent on specific job requirements, environment, region, climate, season, and the type of workplace.

  1. Dressing for Office Work:
  • Dressing for the office is different than dressing for a construction site, manufacturing environment, hospital, etc. The general rule is to try to dress according to your company culture (casual or business). Be sure to have a copy of and understand the company’s specific dress code policy. Recently, many offices are becoming more “business casual” instead of requiring employees to wear suits.

 

  1. Dressing for the Job:
  • Dress code must:
    • Match with the nature of the company’s work.
    • Be safe.
    • Show a public image of the business.
  • If your company is more business than casual wear tailored pants and a sport coat or sweater.
  • Have a good rain coat.
  • Take good care of the quality clothes in which you have invested.
    • Your clothes must be clean and in good condition. This includes being wrinkle-free.
  • It is not appropriate to wear tight or trendy clothing to work.
  • Do not wear printed t-shirts. Solid color shirts are generally ok.
  • Do not wear jeans or shorts. Some companies allow jeans on Fridays. Check your specific Dress Code Policy to find out.
  • For ladies, make sure you are not showing too much. Your clothing should be both comfortable and professional.
  • If you work at machinery it is not safe to wear loose clothing, have loose hair, or wear jewelry.
  • If you work in a kitchen, you must tie your hair back and cover it for hygiene reasons.
  • Health care employees should not wear jewelry or loose/long sleeves for the safety of patients.