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Style Bible: What to Wear to Work by Lauren A. Rothman

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DECIPHERING THE WORKPLACE DRESS CODE

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Defining wardrobe boundaries helps provide the everyday employee with guidelines for dressing responsibly. There was a time when people would check a restaurant’s dress code before getting ready—people like to fit in and be appropriate. The office environment should not be any different. You want to be you—but you want to be the best business you that you can be.

Every city has its informal dress code, and the more you understand the nuances of dressing regionally, the more control you have in the boardroom. A Silicon Valley tycoon may dress like a typical undergrad, whereas a Wall Street heavyweight may ...

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