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How to know whether to opt for a corporate tie or go without

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.

  1. Look 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.

  • Dig 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.

  • It 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.

  • If 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.