Business casual wardrobes are meant to offer employees some respite from dressing up in fancy clothes at work every day. The demand for business casual dress codes is high enough that more than 60 percent of businesses now accept this form of attire in the workplace. But even though these dress codes are meant to relieve stress, they often end up causing confusion around what business casual actually means.
Let’s clear some things up. As the name implies, business casual clothing is business-appropriate while also more casual than formal business attire. This can have slightly different meanings for different genders. For example, business casual for men may constitute slacks, a nice button-down shirt, dress shoes, and accessories. For women, business casual may include dress pants or a skirt paired with a blouse and perhaps some accessories.
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