Universal dress rules can't be set in stone, because what is considered appropriate varies by workplace, field and what is happening on a given day. But if such a tablet were to be created, there's a good chance it would include the following:
Modesty is a virtue- Get noticed for your great work, not your tight pants, overdone makeup, short skirt or cleavage-revealing shirt. Too much cleavage suggests you are power hungry and keen for
control. Wearing too much jewellery could be an attempt to tell others you are rich, but actually implies that you are insecure and having money problems. In contrast, women who button up their clothes are actually telling their boss that ‘femininity means weakness, not power. Nothing undermines how you are perceived in business as leaving nothing to the imagination.
Wear the right shoes- Your feet should look prepared for work. This depends on the nature of your job. High heels may be fashionable, but not for actually working. Image conveyed; I can't pitch in and do any work because I really can't walk in these things. The high heels can make women appear less intelligent but also inspire confidence by making the wearer as tall as their male colleagues. For example if you are in the field of teaching, high heels is a No! No! No! At least put on something comfortable as you spend most time standing. Worse, it is surprising to see a mother carrying a kid in 4 inches high heel; for God’s sake you look funny in them. Skipping flip-flops and other open-toe shoes that do not have a high heel will do in all fields. Want to be a team player. Wear flats.
Keep holy the casual Friday- Yes, the workweek is almost done -- the key word being almost. Casual Fridays are a recipe for fashion disasters. However, if not sure what is appropriate for casual Friday or a client meeting? Look around. "The wisest employees often observe and take cues from the most respected individuals within their organization on what is appropriate workplace attire," Randall says.
Dress for the job thou want- Dress for the job you want, not the one you're in. Unless you're happy with where you are, which is just fine. Make a great impression and land the job you want. For example, if you want a Technical job, wear smart casual clothes. For corporate office jobs, put on suits and for cabin crew try to dress just like they do. Don't jump the gun by wearing your weekend plans, whether that be catching some rays in halter top and short shorts or cleaning out the garage in your college sweatshirt and cut-offs.
Notice what year it is- Another typical problem is getting stuck in a style rut, defined as having not changed your look for the past five years. Big up!! for taking such good care of your clothing that items from 90s are still "fine" today. Now put these leftovers in the Goodwill box where they should have landed years ago. Change your wardrobe every now and then and avoid buying too many clothes that you end up not wearing some. While one need not be a fashionista, looking outdated can give the impression that you lack fresh ideas.
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