Business Professional Attire Guidelines

Female Dress Recommendations

  • Dark Navy, Dark Charcoal Gray or Black suit. Skirted suit is preferred but pants suit is acceptable. Skirt should be knee length.
  • Blouse can be cotton or silk but should be white and conservative (low cut is not appropriate).
  • Pantyhose must be worn and should be flesh tone and free of runs or snags (bring an extra pair with you to an interview).
  • Basic dark pumps with a 1"-2" heel (no strappy sandals, platforms or open-toed styles).
  • Simple and minimal accessories (i.e. watch, stud earrings, simple pearl necklace) No visible tattoos or body piercings.
  • Minimal perfume.
  • Hair and nails should be clean and well groomed. Long hair should be pulled back off the face.
  • Carry a small briefcase or portfolio. 

Business Professional Female

Male Dress Recommendations

  • Dark Navy, Dark Charcoal Gray or Black conservatively styled two piece suit.
  • Pressed and starched button down dress shirt - white preferred (a solid white undershirt adds professional touch).
  • A tie in a simple pattern that matches the color of your suit (make sure tie is appropriate length).
  • Dark dress socks that are at least calf high.
  • Polished dress shoes in a dark color. Dress belt should be worn and needs to match the color of shoes.
  • No visible body piercings or tattoos.
  • Hair, nails, and facial hair should be well groomed.
  • Clean and trimmed fingernails.
  • Minimal cologne.
  • Carry a light briefcase or portfolio
Business Professional Male