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When I say "Business Casual", what is your idea on how to dress?-- EDITED, sorry...

We're debating on this right now... Do you include khakis in yours?


Asked by m-avi at 8:46 AM on Oct. 16, 2012 in Money & Work

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  • Dress slacks, nice top/blouse, skirt, low-heeled shoes.
    Khakis would not be part of it, unless its a Home Depot afterwork thing.

    Answer by dullscissors at 8:50 AM on Oct. 16, 2012

  • Slacks or skirt, blouse, mid heeled shoes
    Khakis for women are a no-no

    Answer by adnilm at 8:53 AM on Oct. 16, 2012

  • I think of Jeans for casual dress. Khakis to me are "business casual".

    Answer by ABeaverhausen at 8:47 AM on Oct. 16, 2012

  • I think Khakis are on a company by company basis. I've worked for some places that included them in business casual, and others that said they were a no no. I think, if I wasn't sure what the exact dress code was (going for an interview, for example) and was told business casual, I'd probably go with black or dark slacks, or a professional skirt, with a nice blouse. I'd save the Khakis for after I've seen how everyone else is dressed, or read the dress code - or just come right and asked them. lol

    Answer by wendythewriter at 9:04 AM on Oct. 16, 2012

  • I personally detest khakis, but they are exactly the level of dressy I think of when I hear "business casual;" not CASUAL casual, just a more casual version of business dress. Something like trouser jeans could be worked into an outfit that was otherwise dressier, but generally dressier than jeans.

    Answer by SWasson at 9:04 AM on Oct. 16, 2012

  • I too think slacks or skirt, a business blouse low heels, not khaki's.

    Answer by ohwrite at 9:15 AM on Oct. 16, 2012

  • Blouse, slacks or a skirt.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:17 AM on Oct. 16, 2012

  • For me, business casual is pretty much any pants besides jeans or a non-mini-skirt, and a nice top. The company we're with has these weekend seminars and require business casual so I'm all too familiar! For men - nice pants, khakis included, and a polo or button down.

    Answer by idareyou at 9:36 AM on Oct. 16, 2012

  • Business casual here always meant dark wash jeans, collared shirt, with heels or nice boots

    Answer by Keksie at 10:06 AM on Oct. 16, 2012

  • I think jeans can be business casual when paired with a dressy top and nice shoes. That's what I think of when I hear "business casual". Otherwise I'm not sure what the difference between "business" and "business CASUAL" is. I think khakis can be either but are too preppy for me anyway.

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 10:35 AM on Oct. 16, 2012