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Simple, Sample Dress Codes for Business Attire

Policies for Business Attire in Formal, Business Casual, and Casual Workplaces

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Employees Dress in Suits in a Formal, Profesional Business Attire Environment

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Want a simple, sample dress code policy that specifies business attire for work? You can use these sample dress code policies to tell employees how you expect them to dress for work. If you need a more elaborate policy, you will want to take a look at the various business attire policies and illustrative business attire photo galleries that are highlighted below.

Here are simple, sample business attire policies for formal business attire, business casual attire, and casual business attire. Use the recommended policy most appropriate for your workplace.

Business Attire Policy: Formal Dress Code

(Company Name) expects employees to dress appropriately in business attire. Because our work environment sees frequent visits from customers, clients, and the public, professional business attire is essential.

Business attire for men includes suits, sports jackets and pants that are typical of business formal attire at work. For women, business attire includes pant and skirt suits and sports jackets appropriate to a formal business attire environment.

Employees are expected to demonstrate good judgment and professional taste. Courtesy to coworkers and your professional image to clients should be the factors that are used to assess that you are dressing in business attire that is appropriate.

Employees who wear business attire that is deemed inappropriate in this workplace will be dealt with on an individual basis rather than subjecting all employees to a more stringent dress code for appropriate business attire.

Business Attire Policy: Business Casual Dress Code

(Company Name) expects employees to dress appropriately in business casual attire. Because our work environment serves customers, professional business casual attire is essential. Customers make decisions about the quality of our products and services based on their interaction with you.

Consequently, business casual attire includes suits, pants, jackets, shirts, skirts and dresses that, while not formal, are appropriate for a business environment. Examples of appropriate business attire include a polo shirt with pressed khaki pants, a sweater and shirt with corduroy pants, and a jacket, sweater and skirt. Jeans, t-shirts, shirts without collars, and footwear such as flip flops, sneakers, and sandals are not appropriate for business casual attire.

Employees are expected to demonstrate good judgment and professional taste. Courtesy to coworkers and your professional image to customers should be the factors that are used to assess that you are dressing in business attire that is appropriate.

Employees who wear business attire that is deemed inappropriate in this workplace will be dealt with on an individual basis rather than subjecting all employees to a more stringent dress code for appropriate business attire.

Business Attire Policy: Casual Dress Code

(Company Name) expects employees to dress appropriately in business attire of a casual nature. Our work environment for employees encourages employees to dress comfortably for work. Please do not wear anything that other employees might find offensive or that might make coworkers uncomfortable. This includes clothing with profane language statements or clothing that promotes causes that include, but are not limited to, politics, religion, sexuality, race, age, gender, and ethnicity.

Our goal is to provide a workplace environment that is comfortable and inclusive for all employees. We expect that your business attire, although casual, will exhibit common sense and professionalism.

Employees are expected to demonstrate good judgment and professional taste. Courtesy to coworkers and your professional image to coworkers should be the factors that are used to assess that you are dressing in business attire that is appropriate.

Employees who wear business attire that is deemed inappropriate in this workplace will be dealt with on an individual basis rather than subjecting all employees to a more stringent dress code for appropriate business attire.

Business Attire at Work

These simple, sample dress code policies that specify business attire at work are provided as guides for your customized policy development. Depending on your workplace culture, you may not want more detailed policies. Since I always encourage fewer policies whenever possible, these simple dress codes for business attire may serve you well.

Disclaimer:

These sample policies are provided for guidance only. The provided information, while authoritative, is not guaranteed for accuracy and legality. This site serves a world-wide audience and what is appropriate for one state or country may not be appropriate for another. Please seek legal assistance, or assistance from State, Federal, or International governmental resources, to make certain your legal interpretation and decisions are correct.

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