Proper Business Casual Attire for Women - Manitoba Canola Growers

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Accessories. • If carrying a purse, keep it small and color to match attire. ... No lace or sparkles. • Do not be afraid to use color. • Should not show cleavage.
Proper Business Casual Attire for Women Here are some guidelines for representing your industry in professional areas. Your pants: • Conservative well-pressed pants in a dark color. • Should fit well. Your blouse: • Button-down, collared or simple round neckline or blouse • Neat, pressed and clean. • Should not show cleavage.



Shoes: • Shoes should be dark or darker than your hemline. Sandals or extremely high heels should be avoided. Hosiery • Hosiery is not required with pants. • Wearing a color-coordinating sock is appropriate. Accessories • If carrying a purse, keep it small and color to match attire. • Wear only three pieces of jewelry at one time. • Avoid strong perfume or excessive make-up. • Fresh breath is always appreciated. Choose a mint versus gum.

Proper Traditional Business Attire for Women Here are some guidelines for representing your industry in professional areas. Your suit: • Conservative well-pressed – black, navy, gray, brown – suit is best. • Choose either a skirted or pants suit. • Should fit well. Your blouse: • Button-down, collared or simple round neckline. • Neat, pressed and clean. • No lace or sparkles. • Do not be afraid to use color. • Should not show cleavage.



Shoes: • Heels are not required but a close-toed pump looks best. Shoes should be dark or darker than your hemline. § Sandals or extremely high heels should be avoided. Hosiery • • • • •

Hosiery must be worn with skirted suits. Choose a basic color in a sheer style. No patterns. Hose should match your shoes. Keep an extra pair handy as they snag easily. Socks should match your pants.

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If carrying a purse, keep it small and color to match attire. Wear only three pieces of jewelry at one time. Avoid strong perfume or excessive make-up. Fresh breath is always appreciated. Choose a mint versus gum.

Proper Business Casual Attire for Men Here are some guidelines for representing your industry in professional areas. Your pants: • Conservative pressed suit pants. Dockers or khakis are typical. • Jeans are discouraged. Your shirt: • Pressed button-down collared dress shirt or polo shirt. • Stick to conservative colors • A sport coat is optional • No tie is required



Shoes and socks: • Clean shined dress shoes. • Traditional black or brown color. • Laced shoes are more stylish than slip-ons. • Socks should match your pants. Socks should go up over calf. Accessories • Belts should be leather, and match shoes. • If wearing a watch, it should be conservative. • Avoid strong cologne. • Fresh breath is always appreciated. Choose a mint versus gum.  

Proper Traditional Business Attire for Men Here are some guidelines for representing your industry in professional areas. Your suit: • Conservative well-pressed – black, navy, gray, brown – suit is best. • Sleeves of the jacket should extend to the hand. • Suit pants should typically match the jacket. • The collar should fit so one finger fits between neck and collar. • Button the top button on your jacket when you are standing. • Should fit well. Your tie: • Choose good quality – silk is preferred. • Avoid flashy or bold patters or character prints that are distracting. • Should end at the top of your belt line. Shoes and socks: § § § § §

Clean shined dress shoes. Traditional black or brown color. Laced shoes are more stylish than slip-ons. Socks should match your pants. Socks should go up over calf.

Accessories • Belts should be leather, and match shoes. • If wearing a watch, it should be conservative. • Avoid strong cologne. • Fresh breath is always appreciated. Choose a mint versus gum.  

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