#EngKnowledge: Dress Codes

Hi, fellas! How are you today?

After what happened last week in Jakarta, I do hope you are now well, wherever you are.

We met again today to discuss dress code. The term usually surfaces when you are about to attend an event, visiting places of worship, having a job interview, etc. #EngKnowledge

While the terminology can vary, from Brazilian Carnival where everyone wears vibrant colours and looks like about to join a parade to The Great Gatsby, where we time-travel to USA in early 20s, here are some that are commonly used. #EngKnowledge

1. Casual, which is the most comfortable clothing: T-shirt, jeans, sneakers, crop-top, etc. #EngKnowledge

2. Business casual, something many people wear to work every day. Replace jeans with dress pants or skirt, sneakers with loafers or heels, and T-shirt with collared shirt or polo shirt, and there you have it. #EngKnowledge

3. Smart casual, a combination of casual, business, and stylish outfit. Think of something that makes you look smart, sharp, and trendy. #EngKnowledge

Example for smart casual outfit (pic from businessinsider(dot)com(dot)au).


4. Business/informal. Contrary to its name, this dress code calls for something more sophisticated than smart casual: suit, tie, business-style dress, and ‘business’ colours (black, navy blue, gray, or brown). #EngKnowledge

5. Semi-formal attire is something fancier than business/informal and just below formal or black tie. Dark suit and long tie and oxford for gentlemen or little black dress or any other classy short dresses for ladies. The recommended length for the dresses is not shorter than one inch (2.54 cm) above the knee. #EngKnowledge

6. Formal/black tie/black tie optional means floor-length gowns, fancy jewelries, tuxedos, vest, and bowties. Oh, and also elegant hairdo. Notice that this dress code does not necessarily limit you to black tie or the colour black. Silver suit with matching bowtie is an elegant choice, too.

Here’s the example for formal/black tie/black tie optional attire (pic from shesaidyes(dot)co(dot)nz). #EngKnowledge



All right, fellas! Today’s #EngKnowledge on dress codes is a wrap! Hopefully, it’s helpful for you. Thank you for joining!!

If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to tweet us or drop it at http://www.englishtips4u.com.


Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 18 January, 2016.

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