It tickles me that every year, right around early summer, just about every company I’ve worked at has to remind employees of the dress code. It’s like the weather gets hot and people lose their minds …and clothes.
Every office or work environment has it’s own dress code, often found in the company’s code of conduct document. It is best to refer to this document if you are unsure of what is considered acceptable and appropriate work attire. If you are really lost on the matter, contact the human resources department with your questions.
Keep in mind that what is appropriate to wear to work varies depending on whether the dress code is business, business casual, casual, or uniform. Many younger companies that encourage innovation and creativity take a laid back approach to attire, but even in those instances that does not mean you should walk into work like you are America’s Next Top Stripper. To help out, here is a list of clothing articles you should probably avoid wearing at jobs that are business or business casual:
- Short shorts
- Ripped denim
- T-shirts with logos, words or graphics
- Flip flops
- Tube tops
- Mini skirts
- Plunging necklines
- Sheer tops without a camisole or undershirt
These are good to start off with, but please feel free to add to the list!