casual dress


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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.
Hypothesis 4: America's Best Companies to Work For will be significantly more likely to contain references to a casual dress policy on their corporate Web site than will America's Biggest Companies.
Many cultural changes drove and contributed to the spread of business casual dress, turning it from a trend to the norm.
Workplace Vitality magazine recently reported that 67 percent of the hundreds of firms contacted in a 1995 employment survey now permit casual dress. But my informal survey of friends and family says the number is closer to 99 percent.
The University has approved casual dress days every Thursday through 2013.
The teenagers from the Catholic fee paying school in Leamington Road, Princethorpe, made donations in return for coming to school in casual dress.
Today would also have been the wedding anniversary of Ian and Helen, but Dave reports that the occasion will be marked by a jazz band, casual dress, many smiles and no tears, in keeping with the wishes of the respected and much loved Holy Island resident.
There are no casual dress days at our company, and there never will be.
It was also alleged Mr Hossick had "thrown a tantrum" when staff had requested a casual dress day and called other staff "Shrek" and "Buzz Lightyear".
Moreover, 75% of the American public and 63% of employers said that their employees consider business casual attire to be a privilege (something they are allowed to do) rather than a right (something they are entitled to), debunking the notion that casual dress has become an employee benefit since the trend took root in the mid 1990s.
The research also found that female company directors are considerably more sceptical about the merits of casual dress than their male counterparts.
Other changes included establishing a dedicated Work/Life department, initiating flexible work arrangements and a casual dress policy, and developing innovative child-care initiatives.
At my local course, Newbury, people who turn up in a three-button polo shirt are denied entrance to the members' enclosure unless they buy a tie and wear this with their shirt (not, of course, designed to be worn with a tie), resulting in turning what was smart casual dress into something hideous.
Since the beginning of the 1990s, a change has been occurring called casual dress. Managers and all other employees tend to adopt the same way of dressing.
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.