Business Dress Books
Dress for Success
by John T. Malloy,
Paperback. (For the most
conservative offices and meetings...The classic.)
Dress Casually for Success
by Mark Weber, Paperback.
Mastering Your Professional Image
by Diane Parente, Paperback.
New Women's Dress for Sucess
by John T. Molloy, Paperback.
The First Four Seconds
by Martha Falke, Paperback.
Executive Eq : Emotional Intelligence in Leadership and Organizations
by Robert K., Phd Cooper, Ayman Sawaf, Robert K. Cooper Ph. D.,
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(Some of these books in this section
are broader in scope and include all forms
of clothes for men and women. They may be useful
to the business person in creating their wardrobe.)
Color for Men
by Carole Jackson with Kalia Lulow, Paperback. (While you might
not agree with the color schemes, Ms. Jackson does
an excellent job of reviewing all the different men's
clothing options for business dress.)
Petite Style: The Ultimate Fashion Guide for Women 5'4" and Under
by Susan Ludwig, Paperback.
Fabulous You! Unlock Your Perfect Personal Style
by Tori Hartman, Toni Hartman,
Chic Simple: Women's Wardrobe
by Kim Johnson Gross and Jeff Stone, Rachel Urquhart, James Wojcik, Hardcover
Chic Simple: Shirt and Tie (Chic Simple Components)
by Kim Johnson Gross, Jeff Stone, Michael R. Solomon
Chic Simple: Work Clothes; Casual Dress for Serious Work
by Kim Johnson Gross, Jeff Stone, Robert Tardio (Photographer), J. Scott
Omelianuk (Some readers may be more comfortable with this
book rather than the more conservative "Dress for Success".
Casual Day has Gone Too Far: A Dilbert Book
by Scott Adams
The Gentlemen's Guide to Style
by Steve Friedman, Gentlemen's Quarterly, Senior Editor
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Women's Focus on Fashion...
An individual totally
unique look borrowed from past eras, the bohemian look and the exotic.
Utilize your options with regard to unlikely combinations of
suede and satin and lace and twills embellished with embroidery, the exotic
or extraordinary adornment.
- Themes - Retro, Vintage, Art-Deco, Romantic, A More Opulent You.
- Accessories - Beads are Big! Look for twirls and swirls of quartz
and glass. Unlikely combinations of classic pearls, turquoise and garnets
in chokers and twists. Handmade purses, beaded and embellished, ethnically
inspired with touches of the exotic.
- Shoes - Sassy, strappy sandals, vampy heals and platforms.
- Fabric - Heather, heather and more heather in hues such as Scarlet
and in garments from skirts to tops. Furs (faux and genuine). Adorning
collars. Classic velvets in the casual as well as the formal snake printed
leathers in boots and shoes. tweed in bags and shoes.
- * New * - The Cape, short, medium or long and the "Poncho"
- sueded or fringed.
- Garments - Longer jackets, "Dusters" flowing over slacks
or "party pajamas" with the longer jackets creating a sleek
line and hiding those figure flaws. Unstructured garments with Lycra
- creating the simple minimalist look.
- Colors - Brown, a perfectly acceptable and elegant "Basic Black."
Ivory, Tango, Greys and Heathers, Emerald and of course... Black.
Business Dress Essentials for Men!
We will cover different aspects of office dress wear for men, then
go into more casual wear for "Casual Friday" or the more casual
office. First off, the suit:
1. Suit (Should be 100 % wool. We will discuss the different kinds
of wool in the future!) The suit jacket should fit comfortably
with no bulges around the collar and neck area.
Bottom of jacket should just fall into the cup of your
fingers that are curled upwards or at least in the general palm area.
Shoulders should look "just right" and collar should lay flat.
The sleeve length of a jacket should
show about 1/2" of dress shirt (3 to 3 1/2 inches from end of thumb.)
With jacket buttoned, there should be no tightness in fit. No bunching
up of jacket, it should lay smooth on body with some room to move
around in comfortably. If there is a vent in the back, it should
fall straight down with no flaring.
2. Pants should start at the belly button and you should be able to sit
down in them
with no tightness. (Remember to put keys, wallet and other daily items
into your pockets.) There should be a slight to medium break at the shoes.
(This can be adjusted up or down slightly, depending on personal
preference.) Cuffs are optional, but are strongly encouraged.
personal preference. (Standard is 1 1/4" but can be 1" or 1 1/2".)
3. Shirts can be many colors and shapes but the standard white should
be somewhere in your wardrobe. Some prefer 100% cotton but the
"wrinke-free" should not be ignored. The "wrinkle-free" can be taken
out of dryer and hung up immediately and should stay crisp all day.
The collars can be "button-down" but the point collar is more
formal and looks better. Make sure the men's shop where you buy
your shirt measures you correctly. European men prefer a more fitted,
tighter look while American men prefer a looser fit. But don't let
the shirts look like a tent!
In addition to white, sky blue is
another standard color that should be in your wardrobe. Stripes can
also supplement your choices depending your office and profession.
The solid colors, white and blue, are appropriate for more important
meetings. While other styles can be worn day-to-day, it
depends on your profession, region and the occasion.
Nice slacks with a simple striped dress
shirt, banded collar or polo-type shirts may be the standard in your office. And with "casual Fridays",
that is becoming more the standard at the end of the week.
on this page are the opinion of The Beat and
don't forget that business dress will be
different among the many professions around the world and will vary
from region to region, country to country.
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