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casual dress

Clothing that is not considered or defined as being ceremonial, formal, semi-formal, or business dress, typically comfortable and with a wider range of choice regarding color and dimensions (as of length in shirt sleeves, pant legs, and skirts). I had to wear a suit and tie every day in my last job, but I'm happy my new office lets everyone come in casual dress each day. The party is going to be very informal, so please attend in casual dress.
See also: dress
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Ann Pasley-Stuart, a consultant in Boise, Idaho, doesn't believe a casual dress policy is good for all organizations.
corporate mission statement, community outreach policy, work-life balance policy, and a casual dress policy) were present.
By 1992, Levi Straus & Company had reported that 67 percent of 500 companies surveyed allowed casual dress days all or part of the time.
Workplace Vitality magazine recently reported that 67 percent of the hundreds of firms contacted in a 1995 employment survey now permit casual dress.
The Country Inns & Suites survey also finds that 32% noted business casual dress as "a way of doing business" rather then just a fashion statement.
He also said nobody had complained about the toy baseball bat incident at the time and denied losing his temper over the plans for a casual dress day.
The research also found that female company directors are considerably more sceptical about the merits of casual dress than their male counterparts.
Q We have casual dress days every Friday, but I am reluctant to wear casual attire because I feel that, as a female, we tend to diminish our stature when we dress casually, while the same does not seem to apply to males.
Casual dress is a trend seen in downtown financial districts, corporate conference rooms, and large and small businesses across America: employees are coming to work dressed in attractive but comfortable casual clothes.
Second, universal plan changes combined with an organizational change such as a casual dress code can break down barriers with senior management and improve communications.
About 5 to 10 minutes are devoted to casual dress, and Finley says, "Lately we've gotten a lot of questions.
CASUAL dress, an odd moustache, bleached hair and the start of a dodgy-looking beard is no bar to the corridors of power - if you are Euan Blair.
According to a 2002 survey by Jackson Lewis, a law firm focusing on workplace issues, 67% of companies had a casual dress code at least one day a week, down from 75% the previous year.
We recommend candidates should dress smartly, unless after having started a job assignment they discover their company adopts a casual dress code.
In addition, 33% permit casual dress every day of the week or on most days unless employees are meeting with key clients, up from 19%; 11% allow it only on special occasions; and one percent on a seasonal basis.