How to dress for work

How you dress for work depends most on where you work and whether there is a dress code or each employee is given the choice to decide for themselves what to wear. There are several different styles that are considered appropriate for the work environment.

Everyone has their own style of dress, which means that each individual will decide how to fit what he or she likes to wear with the dress code (if one exists). Every employee who works in a company with no rules will have a slightly easier job, so they only have to think about how to best match colors and how to make the perfect business fashion choice.

Unlike companies where there are no dress codes, the situation is slightly different in others. There are companies that clearly state how each employee must dress in accordance with the regulations.


These are usually work environments that insist on a formal codex, which would mean suits and ties for men, and women's costumes, whether it's pants or skirts to the knees, without a lot of accessories and without décolleté and bare shoulders.

The complete opposite of the formal code is a casual dress code, which is popular with most employees as they are given the choice of what to wear.

Casual dressing involves various combinations, whether it be jeans, skirts and other garments. But even with a casual dress code there are rules, which is that an employee on clothing should not have an inscription that could be offensive.


Smart casual refers to a dress code that, unlike the formal dressing style, also allows for numerous fashion accessories. A shirt, pants, sweatshirt and some nice necklace will be the perfect fashion choice for a day at work.

Some companies allow casual attire, but only on certain days of the week. So most law firms allow employees to wear whatever they want, jeans or something else on Fridays. Such companies usually prescribe a combination of a business-casual way of dress, which, for example, is valid for all days of the week except Friday.

Every fashion choice should be well thought out because the person will spend all day in it and it is important that he or she feels comfortable in what she or she chooses to wear.

Author: S.Š., Photo: Konstantin Chagin / Shutterstock

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