Dress Code Design

Dress code Design – Tips and Guidelines
  1. “Good clothes open all doors.” -Thomas Fuller

  2. The way your staff dress, sends a message about the professionalism, quality and reliability of your organisation .

  3. Leaders set the example when it comes to what is acceptable in the organisation and the same applies for their dress code.

  4. The basics of a wardrobe should be your biggest investment, these include the classics i.e. white collar shirt, black fitted jacket etc. They last longer and can match many other items.

  5. “For the apparel oft proclaims the man” -William Shakespeare

  6. For a sophisticated, styled and strong look ensure that the belt, shoes and the bag/ briefcase match.

  7. When we dress well, we communicate messages of self- respect and personal value.

  8. There are three main categories when getting dressed for business:
    Formal business wear – for external engagements, invoking trust and professionalism.
    Business everyday wear – less formal however still smart i.e. a suit with no tie or a skirt suit of a lighter shade.
    Business Casual – this attire can be worn on Fridays or on golf days to ensure a professional yet relaxed look.

  9. When you dress well you are more confident. Confidence is linked to greater productivity and competency.
  10. “Adornment is never anything except a reflection of the heart.” – Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

  11. Self-Expression is important, but style can still conform to a standard dress expectation of an organisation.

  12. The darker the colour the more professional. The less embellished the more classic.

  13. Corporate culture guides suitable dress code. Establish your organisational culture and encourage employees to match it in their dress code and etiquette. Inversely culture can be stimulated through these methods.

  14. “Dressing well is a form of good manners”. -Tom Ford

  15. Become aware that colours have a psychology. For instance wearing red can make a statement and invoke attention.