Essay about Professional Appearance

2079 Words May 16th, 2013 9 Pages
PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE

Prepared by:

Marcos

November 12 2010

Table of Contents

Executive Summary…………………………………………….1

Introduction…………………………….……………………….2

Item 1 –Clothing................................................................….......2

The business suit…………………….…………………….3

Business casual…………………………………………….3

A historical timeline of business wear….…………..…….4

Item 2 – Physical Appearance………………………………….6

Grooming………….……………………………………….6

Exercise……….…………………………………………....7

Diet…………….………………………………………,…...7

Item 3 – Social Interaction……………………………………...7

Networking………………………………………………...8

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• A narrow lapel will provide a modern, slimming look. Very much like the men’s suits, women should look for professional business wear that fits properly. Black, navy and grey are desired classic tones. However, unlike men’s wear, single button suit jackets are more a woman’s style. Many women’s suits are available in both skirts and pant suits. Skirts being more formal, yet pant suits are sometimes acceptable.

Business Casual Business casual work attire is becoming more and more popular in the U.S. While some businesses practice it everyday, others may have certain designated “casual days”. Although the name suggests comfort, it is important not to misconstrue the meaning. Business casual does not mean tank tops and basketball shorts. Rather it is a more comfortable version of business wear than the traditional suits. For both men and women, clothes should be clean, pressed, and appropriate for public view. For Men, it is generally acceptable to wear khaki’s, slacks, and sometimes jeans (given that they are not frayed or bleached) along with some sort of collared polo or fully button up shirt. Depending on the company, a tie is not always required. Women in the workplace have a wider variety when it comes to casual wear. Skirt, dresses, and pantsuits are acceptable so long as they are appropriate. Skirts and dresses should fall to the knee at minimum, and should not