Dress to impress. Before even opening one’s mouth, an impression is made through the clothing and body language one presents in front of the other person. The discussion and videos in this post will offer suggestions for males and females on how to dress for success in a professional environment in the US.
Comparison for Males and Females
What do men wear to the office in the US?
What is the dress code for women in offices in the US?
Ladies that feel more comfortable wearing salvaar kamiz and sari to work may find the US dress code the most challenging to adapt to. Take note of the suggestions in the video below to help start your journey.
In the photo above I am standing with a group of education professionals on an ordinary working day.
Here, you can see the dress code on a normal day in UST Global. While the guys in this photo may be able to dress down in the US office, the ladies may feel they will need to dress up in new and different clothes as they are not as used to wearing Western clothes to work as the guys are. It should also be noted that since this photo was taken in about 2016, UST Global has changed the dress code to a more dressed down approach.
Always, always, always remember if you are not sure about the dress code on site, don’t be afraid to ask. Ask any colleagues who have gone onsite what they noticed, or better yet, talk directly to your client and ask. Asking does not show Americans a lack of confidence, but will show that you are confident to ask, get the right information and prepare appropriately for your onsite visit.
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