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How to Dress Casual: Know the Rules

1. Tailored Business Casual


Often worn by people in the financial industry in larger urban centers. It always includes a structured jacket that can be paired with cotton pants, polo shirts, and printed skirts or dresses.

No no’s include anything worn without a jacket, such as a polo shirt, turtleneck or shirt and tie. Women should also avoid wearing a dress, two-piece dress, shirt, blouse, sweater and pant or skirt without a jacket.

Examples,  Red jacket and black pants / Blazer, crew neck and slacks

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Catherine Bell
Catherine Bell, AICI, CIP who is president of Prime Impressions and author of Managing Your Image Potential: Creating Good Impressions in Business, received the 2006 AICI Award for Excellence in Education from the Association of Image Consultants International.