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Can someone please explain to me what Business Casual is for women??

Currently where I work there really is no code for me other than "Please do not walk in with your boobs hanging out and under wear sticking out" Wear long pants and long sleeves (I work with hazardous chemicals)

But new job I won't be working with chemicals and I need to dress "Business Casual" I have no clue what that exactly is for women...men I know...women I dont! ::)

HELP!

TIA!!
 

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I work in a jewelry store, so it's pretty much business casual. Basically, I just wear nice looking clothes. Khakis instead of jeans, and nice shirts. I also wear LOTS of skirts, but the fun springy/summery ones, not formal ones.
 

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Yeah Khakis is also what came to my mind! hahah
Sooo I need to buy khakis and shirts with collars?



Would Formal Business = suits and such???
 

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Hmm, I think wearing pants instead of jeans is considered Business Casual. I usually just buy all my "work" clothes at NY&Co. And yes, I would consider suits formal business.
 

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liveelayne said:
Hmm, I think wearing pants instead of jeans is considered Business Casual. I usually just buy all my "work" clothes at NY&Co. And yes, I would consider suits formal business.
That was the store I was thinking of too for shopping for Business Casual :p
 

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The only time I have had a job that required business casual was when I worked at an airport. I wore black trousers EVERY day and switched between smart shirts/pullovers. I hate smart clothing...perhaps one of the reasons I didn't last long there. ;)
 
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where I work, business casual is no jeans, flip flops, tennis shoes, Men must wear slacks, shirts must have a collar, polo shirts are acceptable, no shorts

Women can wear slacks or dresses, no denim skirts, skirts must not be 2 inches above the knee , no shorts or strapless summer dresses, no jeans,

Basically it is look presentable. We are allowed 1 casual day on the last friday of every month.
 

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You may not be a fan, but dress as if you were going to be in the audience at an Oprah show-LOL. Laugh if you must, but that's always the best dressed audience and a good example (I think) of business casual+. You might want to overdress a little and then scale back as you get acclimated to the atmosphere of your new job. Better to overdo and have them tell you that you can wear even more casual things, then to show up too casual and you get the vibe that you're underdone. Happy Shopping!!
 
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My company is business casual although I always wear suits (due to the role I have and the fact that I meet with people from outside the company). Plus I am just not comfortable dressing down for work.

Business casual for most companies is pretty simple. No jeans, no t-shirts, usually no bare legs. Casual clothing like khakis, skirts and sweater combos, blouse and pants...that kind of stuff. But observe what the upwardly mobile in your company wears if you want to get ahead. Even in a business casual environment it pays to dress to impress.
 

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You could also call them for their version of it.


There are so many interpretations of Business casual - one local credit card company here in little old Delaware had it that dressy pantsuits, no khakis's or the like, were the only pants allowed otherwise it was skirts and dresses and the men wore dress pants and dress shirts. Another credit bard bank's version was anything but blue jeans for the women and khaki's or dress pants and either polo shirts or dress shirts for the men!
 

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Business casual...I always think of khakis or black slacks, and a nice shirt (ie: collared ooor no boobage hanging out lol)

At Victoria's Secret I "dress for success" (haha) and I have to wear black pants and a black blazer type jacket. Shirts can be any color and have prints on them but no visible words or logos ;)
 

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AbbyandMolly said:
At Victoria's Secret I "dress for success" (haha) and I have to wear black pants and a black blazer type jacket. Shirts can be any color and have prints on them but no visible words or logos ;)
My sister-in-law worked for Victoria Secret. I was surprised how somebody could own THAT MANY black suits. LOL. Her wardrobe definately became more colorful when she went to work for Talbots.
 

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When I dress casual at work I don't wear the six shooter, sheath knife and spurs, ;D

But from as I understand it everyone seems right on, also don't be afraid to ask them to define it, I'm sure they would be glad to.
 

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hmmm

So I should get a combo of suits (nothing too fancy) and khakhis and black pants and dress shirts.

That way I can mix it all up.
 

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When I dress casual at work I don't wear the six shooter, sheath knife and spurs, ;D

But from as I understand it everyone seems right on, also don't be afraid to ask them to define it, I'm sure they would be glad to.
LOL ;D

You make a good point though.
 

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I would guess they are not real strict or they would be more definate in it, but it sure wouldn't hurt to ask, might even make you a few extra brownie points with them. ;)
 
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