Updated: Mar 12, 2019
People often pass judgment based on how you look, how you act, and how respectful you are to others. Give yourself every advantage by following proper fashion etiquette guidelines.
For men, putting your best look forward often comes down a clean, crisp look from head to toe. Svelte suit. Slick tie. Shined shoes. Spruced hair.
For women, the same rules apply. An equally unfettered, conservative -- basically safe -- professional look is often the best choice for meetings, regardless of your gender. If you wear a skirt with your blazer and blouse instead of dress pants, double check that it’s not too short. It's always a good idea to have something in your closet that is versatile enough to be worn for a variety of occasions. You can break up a suit and wear the jacket with a dress. Professional business attire requirements mean you should wear a suit, hose, and closed-toed shoes. Finally, before you decide on an outfit for any professional appointment, carefully consider your audience. If you’re meeting someone abroad, research what the locals wear for business tête-à-têtes and dress accordingly. Or, when meeting with a high-level executive, do your best to mirror what he or she will wear, which will likely be a tailored suit...tbc