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A work dress code is a set of standards that companies develop to help provide their employees with guidance about what is appropriate to wear to work. Work dress codes range from formal to business casual to casual. The formality of the workplace dress code is normally determined by the amount of interaction employees have with customers at their work location. These sample work dress codes include business casual, business casual for manufacturing, casual, and formal work dress codes.

Dress for Work Success: A Business Casual Dress Code

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The Company's objective, in establishing a dress code, is to enable employees to project a professional, business-like image while experiencing the advantage of more casual and relaxed clothing. Business casual dress is the standard for this dress code. Learn more about business casual dress in this dress code.

Business Casual Attire Photo Gallery

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View the business casual work attire photo gallery to see examples of clothing suitable to a business casual work dress code.

Business Casual Dress Code for Work: Manufacturing Setting

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The Company's objective, in establishing a dress code, is to enable employees to project a professional, business-like image while experiencing the comfort and advantages of more casual and relaxed clothing. Business casual dress is the standard for this dress code that differentiates between clothing worn in manufacturing and clothing worn in the office. Learn more about business casual dress for manufacturing in this dress code.

A Relaxed, Casual Dress Code

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Your Company's objective in establishing a relaxed, casual, and informal work dress code is to enable our employees to work comfortably in the workplace. Yet, certain standards are established so employees are not confused about the meaning of the terms: relaxed, casual, and informal dress. Because no customers or clients are served in person at our company location, our chief concern is the comfort of our employees. See a casual work dress code.

Photos of Attire in a Workplace With a Casual Dress Code

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A casual work dress code allows employees to wear anything they find comfortable, as long as the attire is appropriate, to work. In a casual work dress code environment, the goal is comfort for employees and informality. But, all the normal guidelines about clean, pressed, and professional apply in the casual work environment. A casual work dress code is often found in high tech companies and in organizations that rarely host customers or vendors.

Clothing Options for a Smart Casual Dress Code Workplace

Woman wearing smart casual attire that includes funky jewelry and a jacket.
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A smart casual dress code includes a variety of options for men and women. Smart casual dress is a step up from business casual, but not as dressy as formal work attire. Smart casual implies that employees have kicked their dressing up a notch from business casual in a smart and well-pulled-together look.

A Formal, Professional Dress Code

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Your Company's objective in establishing a formal dress code is to enable our employees to project the professional image that is in keeping with the needs of our clients and customers. Because our industry requires the appearance of trusted business professionals and we serve clients at our site on a daily basis, a more formal dress code is necessary for our employees. See a formal dress code.

Formal, Professional Attire Photo Gallery

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View the professional, formal work attire photo gallery to see examples of clothing suitable to a professional, formal work dress code.

Industrial, Manufacturing, Warehousing, or Construction Clothing Option Photos

Appropriate attire for an industrial setting.
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These photographs display appropriate dress for a industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, or skilled trades work setting. They show that the appropriate dress code for industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, and skilled trades work includes casual, comfortable clothing or uniforms, appropriate in a hands on workplace. Several images show required safety equipment: safety glasses, hard hats, and steel-toed shoes.

Dress Code for Customer Interaction and Trade Shows

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Even if you work in a casual dress code environment or a business casual work environment, the rules may change when you hit the road for your company with a business mission. Whether you are exhibiting at a trade show, attending a conference or training session, or visiting a customer, the dress code in effect at your office may change for travel and meeting customers. Take a look at this sample dress code for travel and customer interaction.
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