Category Archives: Business Dress

A Man’s Suit Coat: To Button or Not to Button

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Elegant businessman buttoning his suit coat. To button or not to button is the age-old question when it comes to a man’s suit coat. Some men seem to know when to button, when to unbutton and which button to button under which circumstances. Others don’t seem to get it all. Perhaps

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Are Flip-Flops Appropriate in the Office?

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It’s summer time, and they’re back! Flip-flops. You know—the shoe that we now refer to as the slide. Maybe it never went away. It simply went into hibernation for the winter. If you aren’t sure to what I am referring, it’s the semi-shoe with nothing to hold it to your foot or your foot to

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Summertime: Tattoos, Piercings and Excessive Flesh

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Rising temperatures bring out the unexpected in the office and around the house. Living in the South, I am seeing creatures that I have not seen in months. The most common is the blue-tailed lizard. As one of my cats found out, they are intriguing, but definitely not edible. She survived her encounter by the

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Do Conference Casual And Professionalism Mix?

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As fall approaches, conferences and conventions loom large on our calendars. While some organizations use the summer months to take advantage of lower rates, most corporations recognize that their employees use this time to vacation with family and friends. Once the gong sounds on the Tuesday after Labor Day to mark the end of summer,

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Business Attire for Men When Temperatures Sizzles

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Last week I wrote about how women should dress for work during the hot summer months.  At the risk of repeating myself, I pointed out out that women have more choices and  challenges than men when it it comes to deciding how to dress professionally when temperatures soar. When it comes to business attire for men and

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The Business Woman’s Wardrobe When It Sizzles

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What to wear to work is challenging enough during the year, but when temperatures rise, it is even more confusing, especially for the business woman. In last week's blog, I talked in general terms of how to approach your workplace wardrobe in the summer.  This week I want to focus on the business woman's wardrobe. The business

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Summer Business Dress – Is Skin In?

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It's summer time and temperatures are rising, but is that any excuse for dressing down to the bare flesh in the office? Walk into most any workplace these days and you will see more skin in fifteen minutes than a dermatologist does in a week. Everywhere you turn there is sleeveless, strapless, halter tops, crop

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When You Wear The Company Logo

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It was the last leg of a long journey home from my most recent trip to Bangalore where I have been offering seminars and individual coaching sessions on global etiquette to an international client. After almost 30 hours en route, I was exhausted.  As I boarded my final flight for Savannah, the mere thought of

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Professional Dress: What to Wear to Work

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Dorothy was right in the Wizard of Oz, "There's no place like home." As a loyal reader of my blog, you know that I left in January for three weeks in India. My first trip-and there will be more-was incredible. It is an amazing country filled with kind, courteous and warm people in addition to

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