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Updated by Lavinia Woolf on Jul 15, 2014
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Types of attire to be worn to corporate functions

When deciding what type of attire to wear to a corporate function, there are several factors to consider first. And a conclusive decision can be made thereafter.

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Black Tie event

Black Tie event

The invitation for this type of event typically indicates the type clearly. For these events men are required to wear traditional tuxedos while women should wear knee length or longer dresses. However, shorter yet formal dresses are acceptable as well.

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Business casual event

Business casual event

Deciding what to wear to this type of event can be quite tricky. Generally, men are required to wear khakis or trousers with a collared shirt. In the case of women, it is sort of similar to office/business attire which means they should stick to knee length skirts, dresses or trousers with a collared shirt or blouse.

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Business attire event

Business attire event

This is relatively easy to deicide. Men can wear a suit with or without a tie while women can dress in skirts or knee length dresses, with closed toe shoes.

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Tip - The invitation should be read carefully

Tip - The invitation should be read carefully

The level of formality of a business event is generally indicated in the invitation, helping you decide the type of attire to choose.

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Tip - Consider the venue and setting

Tip - Consider the venue and setting

After receiving the invitation and finding out the name of the venue, you can do your research to learn how upscale the venue is and accordingly decide on what you will wear. If it is held at one of the best luxury hotel resorts such as Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, the attire would be very formal.

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Tip - Consider the host and crowd of the event

Tip - Consider the host and crowd of the event

In order to get a better idea of the function and its attire, you can communicate with some of the individuals who will be attending. This will help you ensure that you will not be underdressed or too dressed up.