Dress Is More

Dressing Down

OK, you probably don't want a stiff, banker-style look, but it actually is much harder to dress casually yet with authority. A $1,000 suit says "I'm important." How do you get your message across in more modest threads? Know this: Dressing down for work does not have to mean dressing sloppy.

  • Casual Everyday (careers.mainetoday.com/employee/casualdress.shtml). Have many companies arrived at a less formal dress code? Yes, ninety percent, in fact. Read this fun article, which includes interesting stories-including the case of the barefoot Yahoo! employee.

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This article was originally published in the September 2000 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Dress Is More.

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