Am I Too Picky About Business Dress?
As I sat in the airport watching passengers deplane or hurry along the concourse toward their gates, I wondered at the state of dress these days. Even people who obviously were carrying business briefcases or computer bags seemed to delight in baggy sweatshirts and jeans with holes.
Yes, there were a number in business dress, either professional or dressy casual. However, so many seemed dressed in drab colors and tattered clothes. Gone are the days, when I was growing up, that whenever we left the farm, we got out of our jeans and overalls and wore something neat and without holes. (I even see teachers in farmer’s overalls at a school where I substitute teach. And they’re not teaching agricultural classes.)
Dress for Home Business
When we work at home, our customers don’t see us unless we have a walk-in shop or meet with them in person. They don’t know if we’re in our jammies, skivvies or dressed in suit and tie. Does attire affect one’s attitude toward work? Or customers’ regard about our ability?
Of course, if you produce something that requires handling materials that can damage clothing, “work” clothes are a necessity.
Am I Outdated?
Is my concept toward business dress outdated, a product of my generation, unrealistic, a reflection on how I feel about myself? I admit I feel better when I take time to get out of my bathrobe to work at my computer and wear clothes that are coordinated and of one piece, not ragged with holes.
Insight from a Daycare Provider
I found Debbie Yost’s guest post, Appearances Do Matter , very enlightening. Debbie also reinforces my opinion, for she thinks appearances make a difference and gives insight into why the daycare provider needs to be concerned about this.Tags: airport, business dress, daycare provider, debbie yost, dress for success, home business dress, home-business, work at home, work from home