Dress codes of companies are an ongoing battle in the world of work. The issues in relation to work dress code include employees getting the wrong impression in relation to the dress code or they simply do not abide by it. There are companies that have a work dress code in place; however, they do not enforce it. In addition, there are companies that do not have an established dress code yet employees are reprimanded for wearing certain attire. Then there is continuous objection from specific industries which questions why is there a need to dress up and look nice for work, when individuals do not deal directly with customers.
For example, if you are employed as a sales representative who has to meet with clients on a daily basis, it advisable to dress professionally. However, for the individual who writes for a living and sits in his or her cubicle all day and hardly ever sees the sun, much less another individual, should it really matter what he or she is wearing? Here is a good fashion tip, if the individual would like to be promoted, it does.
A recent survey shows that 41 per cent of employers indicate that individuals who dress more professionally have a propensity of being promoted a great deal more frequently than other people within their organization.
Where Wardrobes Really Matter?
As indicated by the previously mentioned survey, dressing professionally is a great deal more essential in some industries than abiding by a work dress code is in others.
One such industry is the financial services, where emphasis is placed on professional work attire. 55 percent of workers within the financial services sector are of the view that employees who are dressed well are much more likely to get a promotion than others who dress less professionally.
In addition, 51 percent of sales agents are of the same opinion concerning the likelihood of getting promotions in the sales industry.
However, on the other end of the scale, only about thirty-seven percent of IT employers and thirty-three percent of manufacturing employers are of the opinion that professional attire has an influence on whether an employee gets promoted or not.
Employer Restrictions On Work Dress Code
More than ever, during the warmer periods of the year, members of staff take advantage of work dress codes that are more relaxed. However, professionalism at the work place should not fall just because the temperatures rise.
As Fall / Winter 2006 approaches, prints are back in vogue. Animal prints are
the rage again. They may skip a year or two, but animal prints in some form or
another will always be back. The hottest prints to go for are the tiger prints,
leopard and zebra prints. This season, wear them with monotones. Wear one animal
print piece with black, dark denim or neutral separates. Pair the gorgeous
animal print dresses with opaque tights.
Some gorgeous must haves in animal prints include that silk georgette dress
in animal prints, a gorgeous furry vest and that little black dress with a
safari inspired print trim. If you rather test the waters, go for the animal
print pumps or bags to get into the coming season’s mood.
The other prints to look at would be the florals. Teri Hatcher and Halle
Berry looked stunning in large floral prints that we might associate with an
house proud aunt’s living room wallpaper. Yet these prints bring our their
feminity. Just make sure you’re not standing against a wall covered in a wall
paper that matches your outfit.
One thing you see this season which has been missing for the several years is
the bubble skirt, or rather, the bubble dress. This is a tough look to carry
off. If you can, then wear it. It is a feminine look that stands out from the
crowd. Rachel Bilson and Brittany Murphy were photographed wearing these divine
dresses. Wear it with a great posture and tons of confidence.
Another interesting piece that updates your wardrobe instantly is the capelet [http://www.buy-jackets.com/capelets.htm].
This trendy cover up keeps you warm in a whimsical way, like the heroines from
the past. An Edwardian look that is given a modern touch.
As for colors, the gothic look is hot. Stark black and white with ornate
accessories bring you up to date. These versatile pieces are classic. Black
clothes never go out of fashion. They can be worn in so many ways, so stock up
on little black dresses, black skirts and jackets.
In line with the party season, metallics are back. Lame dresses [http://www.sisadvice.com/lame-dresses.htm] are hot. Go for gold
if you have warm skin tones. If you have olive skin or cool skin tones, dress in
silver. Get ready to dazzle in the parties scheduled in the coming months.
Since winter is coming, boots are back. Knee high boots are a classy winter
essential that’s both practical and gorgeous.
For a change, show off your back. Cowl back dresses are hot. As are dresses
that are covered up in front but plunge unexpectedly at the back. They can be
worn both ways. The catwalk may show a dress baring the back, but you could
follow Eva Longoria’s lead and show off your cleavage instead. She took a
Missoni silk mini dress with a plunging back and wore it the other way round,
showing off her cleavage. The result would grab the attention of any red-blooded
That goes to show that how you really wear what they present on the catwalk
is up to your. This is what fashion is really about. Meeting the needs and
tastes of you, the wearer.
Hey guys, do you look in the mirror, wish you looked hip, and cool without looking like you stepped out of a music video or Saturday Night Fever? If you think you need some help, then you probably do. If you don’t think you need help, then you definitely do! So, read on for some great dressing guidelines from me. Dressing men is one of my favorite things, because just a few tips can make a big difference for you. Of course, I do love menswear and helping men look and feel their best. Moreover, because I have dressed many men on television and in private life. I know just what is needed.
First, it does not matter what shape you are. You can have a body like Brad Pitt or Sponge Bob, and still look great, IF you know what to wear.
Second, buy what fits you regardless of the size on the tag. All designers cut clothes differently. For example, Hugo Boss tends to cut narrow. Some of his labels, especially in small sizes, run very tight and narrow and would barely fit your baby brother. You may need to size up to get the right fit.
Third, if you have to disguise some extra pounds or gain a few pounds because the only six pack you own is in your frig, then read on for some more dressing tips.
Broaden your chest:
- Lighter colors and interesting details around shoulders in clothing will make you appear broader
- Avoid clothes fitting too tight unless you are going for the scrawny, rock star look
- Horizontal stripes will be your friend, and make you look wider, verticals will only make you look narrow
- Heavier, textured fabrics and knits will give you needed upper body bulk
- Slightly wider lapels on jackets (now don’t get crazy on me and do a total 70’s flashback)
- Layering shirts is another trick that will add dimension to your chest
Take my belly…please!
- Vertical stripes will give you a long lean look
- Dark and muted colors are best to camouflage, along with lightweight, soft, matte fabrics. Never shiny Boogie Nights specials
- Shirts too baggy will only make you look bigger. Skim the body, Baby!
- Wear your pants at your waist guys! Under the belly will make you look heavier. Trust me on this one!
- Opt for suits that are dark, pinstripes will be amazing
- Try a 1 or 2 button jacket to give you a sleek silhouette
- Monochromatic dressing will always make you look like you lost 10 lbs
Do not forget to look at the rear view:
If you have a full-size butt:
- Pants need to be a bit looser (I am not talking clown styles here), relaxed, easy fit. Flat fronts will work but make sure they are not so tight that the front pockets stick out, go up a size if needed
- Waistline of pant should not be too high. Otherwise, your butt will look even bigger. Think elephant!
- Keep pants dark and sleek. Pants with a lot of whistles and bells will add attention to hip area
If you have a pancake butt:
- Back pocket details such as flaps add heft
- Baggy pants still not good here, makes your butt look flatter
- Jackets and long shirt tails that hit below the hip are best for camouflage
Check your neck:
- Thin necks need a wide spread dress shirt collar to give width
- Thick necks should stick to a regular point collars and open neck styles look awesome
- V necks will make your neck look thinner, crew neck will emphasize thickness
- Turtlenecks on long necks only, makes short necks look thicker and well… like a turtle
Arms and the man
- Great arms, flaunt them with short sleeves and tapered shirts
- Skinny arms need more fabric around them to look fuller, layers again, will be your friend, along with sweaters
- Thin arms look better in long sleeved shirts with sleeves rolled, rather then short sleeves. Gives your arms bulk
- Big biceps need full cut shirts, and sometimes custom shirts are best to get a perfect fit
So there, you have my tips for emphasizing the positive and eliminating the negative. Hey guys, I do not think I have worked with anyone who has not looked significantly better with these few adjustments.
My fourth tip is to find a fabulous tailor to achieve great style and terrific fitting clothes (this may take time to find the “one” but it is well worth the effort!).
And my fifth and final tip is to know your skin color and best colors and use them to your advantage. Darker colors really do diminish your not -so -hot spots and light colors highlight your hot ones. Beyond darks and lights, there are cool and warm colors, mixing patterns, etc. but those pointers are for future articles, so stay tuned.
Preparing for the holidays involves a number of tasks such as decorating, buying gifts, planning parties, and acquiring the appropriate clothing for the celebrations. Whether it is a fine dining event, attending a dance, home party, or hosting your own party, we all want to look our best and even make a fashion statement. If a woman is pregnant, the holidays may seem like a difficult time to find fashionable clothing, however, now, expectant mothers have the ability to look good while proudly showing off their baby bump.
1. The internet is a valuable resource when looking for trendy holiday maternity clothing. There are many brand name clothing designers that sell stunning maternity fashions. For instance, one can find such brand names as Old Navy Maternity, Gap Maternity, Motherhood Maternity, Nordstorm Maternity, and much more, that sell maternity clothing for any holiday occasion. You can even find trendy outfits at great prices that include free shipping.
One will find dazzling maternity cocktail dresses, trendy maternity mini skirts, stylish blouses, and chic pants. They are available in the latest popular designs, colors, and patterns. The best part of these brand name maternity clothes is that they are designed not only to make a fashion statement, but with comfort in mind. The elastic stretchable waistlines will allow an expectant mother to move and stretch easily. Many are made to be worn throughout the pregnancy. Not only will you feel good, but you will also look sexy and stunning at all of the holiday celebrations.
2. When shopping for holiday maternity clothing, it is essential that you buy clothing that gives you the ability to mix and match for the occasion. Black maternity skirts, dresses, and pants, provides immense versatility. Black can be worn for an elegant occasion or colorful and trendy designed clothing can be added to the black clothing for such events as dances. Wearing an article of clothing that is black allows you to choose from many different types of colors and designs. For instance, you can dress up any pair of black pants or skirt with a colorful and stylish blouse.
3. A holiday maternity dress is essential for the holidays. A black dress or another solid color will allow you to mix and match accessories such as scarves, necklaces, earrings, shoes, boots…etc. A black maternity wrap dress will look great with solid color tights. Sexy cocktail dresses are very popular with expectant moms. Black is the most popular but they are also available in other colors such as red. For an elegant look, you can wear a long flowing skirt or dress. They not only look stylish, but they are very comfortable because they allow the pregnant woman to move more freely.
Being pregnant during the holidays does not mean that you have to wear drab and unappealing maternity clothing. Being creative when you mix and match, and shopping at maternity retail stores that carry the newest and trendiest brand names in maternity wear, will ensure that your holidays are not only comfortable, but also fashionable.
One thing that all successful Female Musicians have in common is a great eye for fashion. They make their mark by either being super fashionable or very down-to-earth basic. The following 10 tips will help you develop your own vogueness as well as zero in on some of the “faux pas” to avoid.
Do you have the “Star Factor”? Most celebrities hire consultants to help them create their unique image, but chances are you don’t have the same budget they do. That doesn’t mean you can’t create your own “je ne sais quoi”. Study some of your favorite artists and figure out what makes them stand out from the crowd. The goal is not to copy someone else but collect ideas you can later on stage to radiate your own style.
Right Clothes, Wrong Gig. Wearing jeans in a bar is one thing, but wearing them in an upscale venue is usually not appropriate. If you’re not sure what kind of clothes you should be wearing for a gig, call the venue beforehand and inquire about the dress code. Smart casual (no jeans but somewhat stylish) is common at most trendy locations. Avoid clothing made from cotton which wrinkles easily and looks too commonplace. Stick to polyester or blends that look stylish and wear well. For fine dining try a nice dress or dressy pants and a classy blouse.
Have a nice trip…see you next fall. Watch out for potentially dangerous clothing such as hanging tassels from skirts or pants. Not only can this type of clothing cause you to trip while you are on stage, but can be very distracting if you play an instrument. Consider not wearing rings or bracelets if they interfere with your performance. Many musicians don’t wear watches because they tend to get in the way of performing. It is much better to focus and have a great gig than cause embarrassment by tripping over your stylish “bling”.
Shoes that kill. Remember those gorgeous stilettos that screamed your name from the store window? Then when you finally wore them you felt like you were going to die by the end of the night?
Performing with uncomfortable shoes makes for a very long and painful gig. It’s worth spending time hunting down comfortable footwear. If you can’t bear to see your feet without those killer shoes, wear something more comfy to the gig and change them right before you play. Bring another pair of shoes for your later sets. This will change up your arch, move the pressure somewhere else on your foot, and create less fatigue.
Out of style, out of mind. Keep up to date with fashion especially if you perform for a younger crowd. You don’t need to purchase new clothing every week, but you do need to stay somewhat current. For older crowds, purchase clothing that is more on the conservative side, but still trendy.
Get great hair – find your perfect haircut. No matter what your age is, having great hair is a must. Nothing looks worse than a female performer whose hair is outdated or has roots that desperately need touching up. It doesn’t matter how great your clothes are – having perfect dresses not only adds to your professionalism but makes you feel like a star.
Look fabulous with the right colors. Knowing which colors accentuate your hair and skin is a must. Certain colors can make you look tired or pasty, especially under stage lights. If you’ve never had your colors done, visit a professional color consultant. They will quickly assess what your best colors are and make suggestions o accentuate your features.
Is your clothing intimidating your audience? Female musicians are often under a microscope, particularly by their worst critics – other women. Depending on what type of venue you are at, be sure that your clothing is not threatening to your female audience members. Jealous women can make negative comments to venue owners which could cost you your gig.
Dress your age. Whether you are young or old, always dress appropriately for your age. If you are younger and performing to a more mature audience, the key is to dress more conservative. If you are a little older, you don’t want to dress like you are a teenager – unless you know that you can really pull it off.
Dress for your body type. It’s important to attract your audience by being fashionable, but be sure your clothes aren’t creating the wrong kind of attention. Aim for fashion that suits your body and watch out for clothing that is too small or large. For an objective point of view, request opinions from friends about your stage clothes. You can also take pictures of yourself to get a different perspective.
Have you recently bought new beads, and just can’t come up with a good way to wear them quite yet? It might be the change of the season, a change of taste, or simply a lack of ideas that might be hindering your ability to wear those beads with fashion flair. Try some of these new glitterati-approved fashion tips in order to get the best foot forward with your new jewelry.
Buy beads and jewelry that match your skin tone. Cool skin tones look best in silver, while warmer (golden) skin tones look better with gold. If you have colored beads, try to match cooler skin tones with blue-based colors, and warmer skin tones with red or yellow-based colors.
A great way to look as classy as CoCo Chanel is to mix your jewelry materials. Mix big chains with small, wooden beads with glass, or gold with silver. Variety is the spice of life!
Jewelry calls for a certain amount of matching when it comes to size, too. A ring that is small and dainty belongs on a small hand. Larger fingers call for bigger, bolder gems. Likewise, a giant chain is going to look ridiculous on a tiny woman.
Believe it or not, matching the material of your jewelry to your outfit really will put forth a certain mood in some cases. Matching metal jewels to a silver outfit will create a high fashion, futuristic touch. Adding gold hoop earrings to a long skirt will call people back to the age of the wandering, beautiful gypsy. Meanwhile, adding wooden beads to a green and brown ensemble will likely add to its already earthy appeal.
If you can’t find a bracelet, necklace, or anklet that you like on the market, it’s time to take matters into your own hands. Consider getting one custom made, or start beading as a hobby. Nothing should stop you from getting your own personal style.
Looking for a unique way to dress up your hair? A newer trend among many celebs is to start wearing beads in your hair. This usually works best with wooden beads, plastic pony beads, or specialized ones. Now that’s glam hair!
During the fall, one of the best ways to get a very smart, classy, and season appropriate looks is to use jewelry to mimic the fall colors.
Big, glitzy gems and crystal beads are a must when you are going out to the club, to a party, or to a hot night out with friends. However, these aren’t good choices during work days, nor are they a wise idea during more solemn meetings.
There is a thing as too much jewelry. Getting the right amount of jewelry without looking overbearing is a balancing act that many women still have to master. Don’t wear large earrings and large necklace beads at the same time. Choose one or the other. If your belt is over the top, choose a necklace over a bracelet. You need to balance out the bulk of your jewelry in both location and size.
If you’re a taller than average woman it can sometimes be a frustrating experience when you are trying to find the styles of clothing that suit your body structure. When you are looking for women’s clothing it shouldn’t be a guessing game or a gamble. You will end up wasting a lot of money on clothes that don’t suit your height or figure. You should know exactly the kind of women’s clothing that suits your body structure and what kind of clothing to stay away from. Below are some helpful tips for taller women so they can fill their wardrobes with the proper types of women’s clothing.
Tall women should avoid wearing Women’s clothing that have bright and wild prints. Wear a different coloured top than what you wear below. Wearing two different colours above and below will help break up your height. Stick to outfits that have both light and dark colours. As much as possible, stay away from monochromatic women’s clothing. Tall women look attractive and appealing with wide belts because it makes their torso appear shorter. A wide belt can be the perfect accessory to a simple a-line dress, a skirt, or even trousers. Belts help define the waist on a tall figured woman so she doesn’t seem like one big endless mass. When searching for the right pair of trousers look for those which have cuffs on the bottom. Cuffs at the bottom of your pants will help make you appear shorter than you actually are.
Wear dresses and skirts that end at your shins. Do not bother with dresses that end at your ankles because they will accentuate your height. Other ideal clothing that end below the knee are capris. Shin skirts and dresses and capris are the types of clothing that will reduce the elongated look of your body. Whatever womens clothing you decide to wear make sure they are neither too loose nor too fitted. Your tops should be longer than what you wear below. By wearing a long top and something short below you make you give the impression that you are shorter. Wearing low heeled shoes such as ballet flats will avoid adding height to your already tall frame.
Tall women should use large accessories to match their Womens clothing. If you are wearing earrings select long dangly earrings instead of studs. In this case bigger is better. The same rule applies for purses and hand bags. It looks very odd and disproportionate when a tall woman carries a small purse. You don’t want to look like a giant carrying Barbie sized accessories. A tall woman should carry large hand bags in solid colours. By following these tips you will be able to find the right kind of womens clothing for you. A smart shopper has an idea of what clothes to look for before they start shopping. Whatever your figure or frame you should always know what types of womens clothing suit your figure so you can highlight the best qualities of your body.
Dressing right for the first date is not only a lady’s thing. A man also needs to think about what is desirable and ideas that can be a complete turn off. Therefore, before you put the jeans and t-shirt or shinny suit, you need to think about mens fashion tips. First, be unique. Women like guys who can make a statement without trying too much. Some of the best add ons to make you standout include the watch, chain, belt or the shoes. Find out what your best point is in all of this and make it stand out. It does not have to be a very informal or very formal look. The main thing is to feel comfortable without appearing like you are overdoing it.
For the outfit, a pair of jeans and a designer shirt or t-shirt is good enough with the right accessories; a watch and chain. They make a statement about who you are and put you on a higher pedestal. However, this look can only work for informal events like concerts and the cinema. Do not be tempted to unbutton the first few buttons on your shirt. It is a turn off. If you want to put on something trendy that goes with the current craze, make sure it fits your personality and the impression you want to make in that lady’s mind. T-shirts that hug your chest tightly may look good for a night with the boys, but they may not be the best option when on the first date. Just like it is for women and cleavage, unless you want her drooling at your six pack and forget to locate your face, a loose fitting shirt is better. You can include a blazer to go with the casual look but make sure the hues collaborate.
If you are taking the lady out for dinner at a fancy restaurant, a suit will do. Look for the darker colors, such as black. You can do with or without a tie but in most cases it depends with the location because some venues have dress codes. Look for a shirt that works with the suit. You can go for a light color that will complement the dark suit. The shoes in any event should be in the darker colors. For instance, brown or black shoes go well in formal and informal occasions. However, leather shoes do not match with jeans. You need sport shoes or loafers for that. Creases, no matter know minuscule they are, they say a lot about your character. It is as if they are saying you do not care about your look. She might forgive you this first time but she will remember the creases on your clothes for as long as she lives. In addition, mens fashion tips extend to the hygiene so everything should be spotless. Your clothes, shoes and the body should be clean. Have a clean shaven face and splash some after shave.
It’s fair to say, that in general, fashion is not something with which many men concern themselves. However, having said that, in recent years, men have become increasingly concerned about their appearance, and are slowly catching up with women in the style stakes. Nowadays, it is important for men to look their best; unfortunately, it is not always easy to know what looks good. Many men are unaware of the simple techniques that exist, which when implemented ensure that they always look great. Never fear, here we will discuss the basics of men’s fashions, once you understand these key requirements, you can move on to bigger and better things, but first things first!
When you purchase a pair of trouser, make sure that they hang on your waist. Do not wear your trousers too high or too low, about an inch below the belly button is generally the ideal height.
If you want to wear a turn-up, make sure that they are no larger than 1.5 inches and no shorter than 1 inch. Ideally, you should only wear a turn-up when they are in fashion, otherwise they tend to project a conservative air, – they are associated with an older generation, and so are not appropriate for modern men.
The correct length for a pair of trousers is that they skim the floor when you are not wearing shoes, the only exception to the rule is jeans, but only because they tend to shrink when washed.
Make sure that you do not wear shirts oversized in the sleeve; they should just reach the wrist when you extend your arms to full length, when under a suit sleeves should show by no more than 0.5inches.
When wearing a tie, make sure that you fasten all buttons, without a tie, unbutton no more than the top two buttons – anymore and you risk looking like a 1970’s actor. Incidentally, shirts that have buttons on the collar are informal, and so you should never wear them with a suit.
Shoes are very important, clearly, because they protect your feet, but moreover because they complete an outfit. Without the right pair of shoes, even the most fashionable of outfits can fall way short of the mark.
Keep abreast of mens fashions, and buy shoes that are current and in trend. If you are unsure, ask a friend, or simply look at other people’s shoes.
Never skimp on quality, a decent pair of shoes stands out a mile, but conversely, so do cheap shoes – and not for the right reasons!
You should have at least three pairs of shoes in your wardrobe. Brogues are fantastic as they go with many outfits, both formal and informal, a pair of boots is also essential.
By way of colour, until you are more comfortable in your style, stick to classics like black, or brown, do not experiment at this stage.
Most importantly, shoes must be the same colour or darker than your trousers – a big fashion no-no is to wear shoes in a lighter shade.
Well the good news is that Summer is finally in full swing, and just like any other summer, this season all you hot fashionistas will no doubt be wondering about the best t-shirt designs to be seen in.
Thing is: What is good for one person might not be good for the next. Therefore, you should know that there are a number of things that you need to consider when it comes to picking out the shirt that is best for you. Here are some tips to help you along.
The first thing you should keep in mind is how the shirt makes your body look and the next is whether it has the colors that suit you the best. As long as the shirt you are looking at has a color or a number of colors that compliment you then you can be sure that the shirt will flatter you. This will mean that the t-shirt design is going to be great for you.
Next consider if there is any writing on the shirt. People seem to have differing opinions regarding writing on T-shirts, but one thing we have noticed is that profanity is not so in fashion this year as it has been and it can offend a number of different people. Make sure that you are comfortable with people of all ages reading the shirt that you are looking at and that you would be sure not to offend them in any way. This will keep you from being in any kind of situation that might be awkward.
Next you will want to look at how the t-shirt is designed. You will want to decide if you need something that is straight to make your body look good or if something that is a little puffy would be better. You need to know your body and the way that certain shirts will be able to accent your better parts and hide the other parts that you really do not want to draw attention to. You should have a general idea by knowing the types of shirts you have tried on before. Just keep styles in mind that you have not liked before so the same mistake is not made.
The other great way to find out the best t-shirt designs is look online. You would be surprised at the number of ideas people have put out there of shirts that they feel are the best designed. You might even find that you agree with many of them and the best part about that is that shopping online is easy and convenient.