Casual Confusion – Or Did You Mean Business Casual?

You can thank the dotcom era of the early 90’s for the casual confusion in the workplace. When these young entrepreneurs emerged and offered employees not only jobs but a relaxed dress code, corporations had to compete and offer the same.

By virtue of women’s bodies, we have more to lose than men by dressing inappropriately. So be sure to dress like you are a part of the workplace.

Don’t wear mini skirts, noisy flip flops or excessive jewellery. The less skin you show the better. When you expose your cleavage, no one is taking you seriously.

Stick to the basics – jackets, pants, skirts and dresses. You can still express yourself, but with more subtle accessories. You will be taken seriously and get more recognition for your hard work.

Lynda Jean
Certified Image Consultant