Business Formal

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August 1, 2022
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Have you ever struggled with what to wear to work, that one business meeting or seminar for the week where they specifically notified you in the invitation to come in business attire? Business attire is the clothing you wear in professional settings.

Appropriate business attire can vary from company to company and even from job to job. Business attire can contain many different types of clothing, each of which may be appropriate in certain circumstances and inappropriate in others. You might decide how to dress depending on the type of office you work in, for an interview or for a meeting.

There are generally four types of corporate dress codes: business formal, business professional, business casual and casual. Based on the setting, you can decide which kind of business attire is appropriate. In this blog we'll discuss the business formal wear for men and women and we will also give examples of clothing types and the situations they are appropriate for.

What is Business Formal Wear? This style of dress is customary for interviews, career fairs and other events, where making a good first impression is crucial. Business formal attire is an upgrade from your normal day-to-day professional outfits. Dressy evening events and award ceremonies may call for business formal attire.

Some examples for Business formal attire for men are:

  • Dark or neutral-coloured plain suit or pinstripe suit
  • White or light-coloured collared shirt. The shirt should be a French cut style and cufflinks can be worn
  • Conservative tie
  • Leather belt
  • Silk or linen pocket squares are also a requirement
  • Dress shoes and plain socks

Some examples for Business Formal attire for women are:

  • Dark or neutral-colored skirt or pant suit
  • Formal white or light-colored collared shirt or blouse
  • Skirt at knee-length or pants
  • Stockings or tights
  • Black or neutral-colored closed-toe smart shoes
  • Subtle jewelry, makeup, and perfume
  • Conservative business accessories such as a briefcase or a leather folder for pads of paper

We hope that with this blog we have given you a better idea of ​​formal business attire. Hopefully this information was so useful that you can flawlessly put together your outfit for your next event or business formal meeting.


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