What Is Considered Business Attire?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 7, 2020 1:53:52 PM ET
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Business attire is clothing that is acceptable in a work environment, and it ranges from professional to casual. Employees typically follow individual dress code policies set by an employer.

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Each work environment has a specific standard for business attire. Conforming to the accepted style of business attire is expected of anyone hired to work at a company. Businesses may require professional office attire, casual style dress, or a combination of professional and business casual.

Formal business attire includes conservative suits, pants and tops. Men usually wear a tie. Women wear stockings and closed toe shoes. Casual business attire includes casual slacks and tops. This look is relaxed but neat.