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Workplace Attire 101

Business attire refers to the clothing that employees wear to work. Depending on the workplace, various levels of the formality of business attire are expected and the norm.  It’s important you fall in line with your company’s business attire. Afterall, you represent the company you work for, it’s important your clothing do the same.

You don’t need an official dress code to understand what constitutes appropriate business attire in your workplace. You can form a good idea of what is appropriate by just looking around you. What types of attire do your coworkers wear to work? “The Balance” has put together a brief overview of each different type of work attire category and what’s expected clothing for each.

  1. Traditional Business Attire
  2. Smart Casual Business Attire (a step down from traditional)
  3. Business Casual
  4. Casual Business


The first impression is everything and you only get one chance to make a positive first impression so make sure it counts! By following these guidelines, you can look professional in your selected business attire in your workplace.

Dive deeper into each of these workplace attire categories and what they include here.