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2 Dressing code and personal appearance in organization's image to the public. Employees and the management are expected to be groomed in a certain way. In most businesses, employees are expected to look like professionals and act according to positions and roles. Men and women sometimes have different attires, but all have to be professional. The dressing code differs with the type and structure of the organization or occasion. 1.Interview-Formal Organizations establish a formal attire for all the employees to project a professional image of the organization in serving consumers. The employees' appearance in an organization is essential to create a professional environment where clients can seek guidance and input. The standard dressing code for men and women in the workplace includes a suit, jacket, and pants. Women can also wear dresses and skirts with appropriate accessories. The clothing should cover most parts of the body to avoid exposing cleavage, chest, hips, stomach, or undergarments (Okolo, 2018). Clothes should be properly ironed to avoid wrinkled clothes. Essentially the clothes should be clean and presentable. For shoes and footwear should include flats, boots, loafers, laced shoes, and backless shoes are acceptable. Shoes exposing toes are inappropriate for office. Men should always wear socks at the workplace. Excessive makeup is not professional in an organization as some people are allergic to perfume and strong makeup (Okolo, 2018). Accessories such as scarves, belts, and jewelry are encouraged, but they should not be overly used.
3 Figure 1: formal business wears Source: Getty images 2.Interview- Informal/ Business casual The organization has specific days where employees are allowed to wear casual clothes. Such days may differ depending on the structure and nature of the organization. However, most businesses' most common casual days include Friday and Saturday and Sunday (for companies that work seven days a week). Slack and pants such as flannel pants, synthetic dress pants and dressy capris can be acceptable in the office. As Okolo (2018) suggests the skirt slit should not be beyond the knee as this will lead to more body exposure. Short, tight and miniskirts are inappropriate for an organization. Casual shirts, shirts and sweaters, and turtlenecks are accepted as casual wear. Bare shoulder shirts and t-shirts are not acceptable at the workplace. Head covering and hats are inappropriate except if they represent a religion or cultural tradition. Supervisors should take charge to ensure the employees' casual wear is in line with organizational guideline and practices. Individuals who dress inappropriately should be sent home to change to a better outfit.