One of the key challenges we face in the professional world
is knowing what the dress code is for the event we are attending. Equally
matching the right dress code will help you feel more comfortable in the
environment and also put others at ease around you. Part of knowing the dress
code is working out if you should go open shirt or opt for a more formal
corporate tie. Keep reading to discover the subtle cues on what you should wear
depending on the event and the location.
at images of the past event if you can find them
If you are attending a conference or work-related event, we
may be expecting a strict ‘business dress’ code with corporate ties left to right
and centre. However, more events that take place in the modern world appear to
be attracting people who wish to opt for some more casual attire.
If the event is
listed online, try and find some images of the attendees. Are they wearing
corporate ties or have they gone for something more ‘business casual’. Past
evidence can be great for putting your mind at ease when deciding on what you
are going to wear at a future event.
around to see if the dress code is explicitly stated
You would be surprised by the number of people that do not
look at a company website or event invitation to see if the dress code is stated. Make sure you do your research to work out if
you will need a corporate tie or not. Equally, if they have not stated the
dress code online try giving them a call to find out.
is better to be overdressed than underdressed
If there is some ambiguity in the potential dress code, it
can be hard to decide one way or another on what to wear. Remember, it is
always better to be overdressed than underdressed. If you are wearing a suit,
make sure you at least pack a corporate tie and you can always go without if
you really have to.
you do wear a corporate tie, make sure it’s a good one
Wearing a corporate tie has a number of benefits, and if
you are ever unsure about the dress code, opting for a corporate tie will
benefit any outfit. However, make sure you go with a quality
tie manufacturer to get
the best corporate tie for your event.