When working for a business that has an everyday casual dress code, it is your responsibility to make sure that you are dressed appropriately. It can be easy to get carried away with dressing casual for work because you get so comfortable with it. Here are some examples of what not to wear and a good alternative to wear instead:
Skin Tight Clothing
Politically or Morally Offensive Clothing
Feel free to represent your favorite team, but please limit your graphic clothing to solely sports teams-no political, inappropriate sayings or religious clothing.
Extremely Low Cut Tops
Showing an excessive amount of cleavage is seen as unprofessional.
Visible underwear or nipples are a major no in the workplace!
Shorts or Skirts That Are Too Short
It’s best to not exceed shorter than one inch above your knee.
Worn Out or Stained Clothing
Your college shirt you’ve had for twenty years is visibly very worn, save that for a weekend at home.
Cropped Tops Showing Midriff
You’ve been working out and your abs are looking good, but you still want to keep them covered while you’re at work.
Thin Strapped or Muscle Tank Tops
Suns out guns out, just not while at work!
Gym and Athletic Clothing
If you can run a 5K in it, it’s most likely not work appropriate.
Pajamas and Slippers
Even though we all want to be comfortable at work, please leave the PJs and slippers at home.
*A good rule of thumb is if you have to ask yourself “can I get away with wearing this?”, then the answer is probably a no.
Even if your work environment is casual, it’s important to take pride in your appearance. You are representing the company you work for and want to do so well, if you make sure you are always dressed appropriately, that will come easily for you!