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					  Dress to Impress:
The Do’s and Don’ts of
  Professional Dress
General Tips
 ► Select apparel, hairstyle,
   and jewelry that do not
   detract from professional
   image
 ► Clothes should fit well
 ► Less is more
 ► Remove facial and body
   piercing
 ► Visible tattoos should be
   covered
        Tips for the Ladies
► Skirted suit, pant suit, or tailored dress
   that draws the eye to your face
► Traditionally knee length skirts
► Natural-looking makeup, and clear nail polish
► Briefcase or purse, not both
► Pumps in colors that avoid making feet a focal
  point
► Accessorize to express personality, and to
  accentuate best features
      Tips for the Ladies Cont..
► Always    wear hose
   Plain style, non-patterned, color flattering
► Blouses   or sweaters that provide visual
 interest
   Avoid transparent, tight fit, low necklines,
    revealing waistlines
   Arms covered to biceps but typically to wrist
             Tips for the Guys
► Matching  suit in navy, black, or gray
► White or light blue dress shirt that
  contrasts with shirt/tie
► Lace up dress shoes
► Calf-length socks
► Belt that matches or blends with shoes
► Short hair cut, and no facial hair
         Tips for the Guys Cont..
► Fulllength coat worn over suit, nothing
  casual
► Tie should coordinate with suit, but strongly
  contrast with color of shirt
   Subtle/simple patterns enhance credibility
   Example 1
► Semi-formal,   business
  like
► Comfortable/Confident
► Not traditional, but
  professional
► Jacket too long, meant
  to be worn outside
              Example 2
► Blouse is too tight
► Too casual for an interview
► Appropriate for typical work
  day
              Example 3
► Confident
► Perfect knee length skirt
► Compliments her figure
► Flexible for movement
► Bold necklace
 Example 1
► Pants   should coordinate
  better
► Facial hair is distracting
► Pants need to be hemmed
► Appropriate for more
  causal setting
Example 2
► Perfect for interviewee
► Not for typical work day
► Classic
             Example 3
► Collegelook
► Young professional
► Too dark
► No jacket
                   Review
► Select apparel, hairstyle, and jewelry that
  do not detract from professional image
► Apparel should fit well
► Less is more
► Remove facial and body piercing
► Visible tattoos should be covered
“Dress for the position you want, not the
        position you already have”
                (unknown).
                         Bibliography
Derrickson, G (2004) . Be Professional - Dress the Part!
    Retrieved October 30, 2006
    From http://www.pioneerthinking.com/gd_dress.html
Bjorseth, L (unknown) Dress For Success: Creating a Professional Image
    Retrieved October 31, 2006
    From http://www,ideroad.com/Business_Attire/dress-for-success.html
Unknown (2004) . Dress to Impress for Recruiting Success
    Retrieved November 1, 2006
    From http://career.berkeley.edu/Article/040917b-dz.stm
Florida State University (unknown). Dress to Impress: Secrets of Proper Attire
    Retrieved November 3, 2006
    From http://www.career.fsu.edu/ccis/guides/attire.html

Sabath, A (2000). Avoiding the 12 Most Commonly-Made Dress Rules Faux Pas!
         Retrieved November 3,2006
         From http://www.bpwusa.org/i4a/pages/Index.cfm?pageid=3809

				
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