More often than not, businesses use certain phrases to indicate the degree of formality with which their employees should dress. To avoid the dreaded “That looks casual/comfortable/secondhand!” comment from your boss, it is always important to research the company before applying. As Business Insider stated in a recent interview, “[e]mployees want to blend into their company culture.” If already offered a position, familiarize yourself with the dress code by asking directly or observing. The following infographic illuminates common terminology you might hear, and highlights what trends in business attire exist today or might in the future.
For more information, check out one of the many courses OpenSesame offers on dressing for the business world, such as this one by The Jeff Havens Company.
Resources Used in the Making:
The Hiring Site Blog
Office Dress Code Fashion
Corporate Casual Statistics
Silicon Valley has a dress code? You better believe it.