In the tech boom of the 1990s, people began to trade in their suits for business-casual khakis and sweaters; and business attire has continued to get more casual ever since. Dressing appropriately is critical to landing clients, impressing your boss, and making business interactions easier. Here are three reasons to consider going old school and wearing a suit:
- Ease. There’s no need to agonize over whether you’re dressed up enough. Because a suit is at the top of the dress-code hierarchy, you can wear it worry free.
- Professionalism. There is no doubt that wearing a suit makes you both look and feel professional. It can be a good way to raise someone’s opinion of you — perhaps even your opinion of yourself.
- Respect. Wearing a suit shows whomever you’re meeting with that you value the meeting enough to dress up for it.
Adapted from “What Your Suit Says About You” by David Silverman.