Employee Attire Policy
This Dress Code Policy sets out guidelines regarding the proper attire for employees.
This policy establishes what attire is appropriate and what attire is inappropriate in the
workplace. It also addresses what action may be taken if an employee violates the
dress code. This policy contains standard dress code provisions and may be
customized to reflect the specific policy of an employer. It can be incorporated into an
employee handbook or can be used on its own.
Employee Attire Policy
THIS EMPLOYEE ATTIRE POLICY (the “Policy”) made the ____ day of
__________, 2____, by ___________________________ (the “Company”).
This Policy affects all employees of the Company while at the Company’s place of
business or while attending any Company sanctioned or related event, activity or
I Formal Dress Code Guidelines
In a regular office environment, the standard appropriate dress for men is a suit or a
jacket and pants. For our women employees, it is a skirt and blouse, dressy slacks and a
blouse, or an appropriate business-style dress.
Any clothing for either men or women that reveals your mid-drift area, cleavage, chest,
feet, or underwear is deemed not appropriate for the workplace. Women’s skirts and
dresses should be worn at an appropriate length, no micro-mini, or mini-skirts or dresses
are allowed. Clothing should be clean and pressed and in good repair. Any clothing that
bears terms, language, or pictures that some may find offensive is not allowed.
II Dress Down Days/Casual Fridays
On certain days as the Company in its discretion shall designate (usually Fridays),
business casual clothing will be permitted. Business casual can be defined as clothing
that is comfortable, and neat in appearance, but not distracting or offensive to others. Any
clothing that has words, terms or pictures that others may find offensive is prohibited.
Wearing clothing bearing the Company logo is always encouraged.
III Formal Business Attire Recommendations
The following will give the employee a guideline as to what is considered appropriate
business attire in the workplace. If you are unclear as to any provision, consult your HR
Department for clarification. Above all else, employees are asked to use their good
judgment in choosing appropriate attire for work.
Slacks that are made of a synthetic fabric, wool, and cotton are acceptable, as well as any
type of slacks that would be paired with a jacket is allowed. Inappropriate slacks would
include extremely casual types of pants such as jeans, sweatpants, shorts of any type,
overalls, or any type of form fitting pants are not allowed.
2. Suits, Skirts, Dresses
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Dresses, skirts, suits with a skirt and jacket, two piece knit suit, or skirts are allowed.
Length of any dress or skirt should be appropriate. Short, tight skirts or miniskirts are not
allowed. Sun dresses, dresses that are revealing or have spaghetti straps are not
3. Blouses, Shirts and Jackets
Shirts, sweaters, and tops that are in keeping with formal office attire are appropriate.
Jackets and sport coats are appropriate. Inappropriate apparel would include midriff tops,
halter tops, low cut tops and tank tops; sweatshirts and golf shirts. Any shirt that has
terms, logos or pictures that could potentially offend someone are prohibited.
Dress shoes, oxfords, dress heels, flats, boots or walking shoes are acceptable for work.
Tennis shoes, thongs, slippers or any open toe shoe is not acceptable.
5. Makeup/Cosmetic Items
Tasteful makeup is appropriate for work, while over done make up is not. Perfume may
be worn but please bear in mind that there are people that are allergic to fragrance, so
exercise restraint when wearing cologne or perfume.
Jewelry worn should be in good taste. Visible body piercings are discouraged, except for
pierced ears. Ties, scarves, belts are in good taste are allowed.
7. Hats/Head Covering
Hats are not allowed in the office. Head covers are allowed only if they are for religious
If Human Resources determine that an employee is dressed inappropriately, they will be
asked not to wear the item to work again. If the problem continues, they will be sent
home and given a warning. Progressive disciplinary action will apply if the violations
ACKNOWLEDGED AND AGREED TO BY:
[Name of Employee]
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