Dressing for Success - What Not to Do!!!
In an earlier article, I discussed the three B's of dress at work. I stated that most organizations did not want employees exposing the three Bs (boobs, belly and butt) in the workplace Today, I am also adding the fourth B which is the back. Unless you work for Hooters, Playboy or Playgirl magazines, etc. we don't want to see your boobs, belly, butt or back. Many young women in particular like to expose their back to others at work. Most have tattoos either on the shoulder or at the small of the back (just above the natural waistline). Usually when the small of the back is shown, the top of the panty (commonly a thong) is also showing.
There are also some young men who wear their pants so low that they expose their underwear or the crack of their butts. Please, please stop it !!! It is just too much to show at work. While sagging pants may be the look for hip-hop artists and men incarserated. it does not do it for most organizations and international dealings. Primarily, one will not get pass an intial interview.
We are getting too much information when we see the four B's at work. This exposure gives the impression that you are unprofessional and that you don't take your jobseriously (because you are not presenting a serious workplace image). Understand the importance of identifying and observing the unwritten rulesof workplace etiquette. While the organization may or may not have a written dress policy, realize that you have choices in how you package yourself and that your choices may determine how far you go in your career.