A dress is one of the major needs of a human to live in this world. It is our protection to different kinds of weather in this earth especially in the Philippines which is under the pacific ring of fire and Philippines have five different types of climate this are tropical monsoon, humid subtropical, tropical rainforest, tropical savanna, and oceanic. Based on temperature in the Philippines the coolest month of the year is between November to January in which January is the coolest and the hottest weather in the Philippines is between March to October where the month of May is the hottest. It is not only our protection to different climates and weather in the Philippines but sometimes it is also our protection to thieves or different kinds of bad doings that is used against us.
Through the years there are many innovations have been made in producing garments. Fabric is one of the main components of producing garments. In todays generation the most recent used fabric is the knit fabric it is stretchy that it makes it durable. Other kinds of fabrics used for creating garments are cotton voile, rayon, linen, denim, and satin. Through the years fashion have been evolved and it influences some dress codes and some etiquette around it also evolved. But some traditions holds the way it has to be wear for a good reason an example of this is the dress code in the wedding day in tradition witnesses do not wear white to a wedding to avoid upstaging the bride on her big day, but today its not even a thing and should leave it on the past. Dress code is very important and unique in different kinds of occasions it is a set of rules that specifically requiring participants or people in the event to wear prescribed dress. In wedding, the old etiquette is to not wear white, black or red but now black and red is good, but the white color is still not good because you could make upstage the bride.
During the dinner party it is important to know first whom you will going to eat with because when you overdress you can make the host of the dinner party to feel insecure and uncomfortable and if you underdress you are risking to offend your diner companions, so it is better to ask first the host of the dinner before attending or going to the dinner party.
In occasion like business dinner or a company party the proper etiquette is to wear what you usually wear during office hours. And in this occasion, you should not wear provocative dresses because you could not be taken seriously.
During baptism or any religious ceremony, you should choose an outfit that is appropriate in a religious environment.
During funeral or wake occasion, the proper etiquette is to wear black if you are mourning but in todays tradition you do not have to wear black but to wear a respectful outfit.
In funeral, you should not have wear something festive design on your outfit or colorful to respect the people who are mourning.
During the occasion wherein you are in the night at the theater, you should recognize regional differences, it is all about what is the theme of the night or you may wear formal clothes.
For an occasion for giving a first impression like a first date or meeting the in-laws of love of your life. In giving first impression you should wear a conservative dress if you are a woman and if you are a man you must dress semi-formal like clothes to be able to have a safe impression.
The most common dress code is the dress code inside the school. The school dress code is the most common dress code policy in many communities. This dress code requires students to wear uniforms with specific kind of fabric and color. There can be three different kinds of dress code in a school, these are physical education uniform, regular uniform, and washday uniform which is commonly a shirt that is approved by the school to wear. There are many benefits in following this dress codes, this dress codes promotes a serious school atmosphere that emphasizes good behavior. This dress code at school also promotes encouragement for the students to concentrate in their studies and less on thinking about what will they wear in each day morning until afternoon. This dress code also promotes to save money for the parents of this students. This dress code also reduces social conflict that will make other student feel pressure about their appearances.
Business attire has changed as time goes by, too many companies encourage their employees to wear anything they want or sometimes wear at least a polo shirt for formality. This makes the environment of the workplace to be more comfortable. But nowadays there are still companies that sticks to the traditional way of giving a dress code. Other companies still set rules of standards to their employees to wear business attires because this creates a professional image in a workplace. Wearing business attire as an employee represents that they are professionals. Another reason for wearing proper dress code or wearing business attire on a company is to be ready when there is an unexpected guest on your company or there is an unexpected meting outside of the company and you were the one who will represent your company. Your qualities on following dress codes during a business meeting will be remembered and will be the representation of your company. According to Matthew Randall, how an individual dress for work is great bonus of his personal brand and how an employee chooses to wear it helps the employer to be impress on his skills and qualities as an employee.
The dress code at a workplace and occasions is very important. The dress code represents your image and qualities as a professional. The dress code is also important because the first impressions gives a large impact in the future if he/she will meet the people for the second time, and we only get one and only chance to have a positive impression. First impressions are formed about how they dress on a particular situation. Being modest is one of the traits of being a professional, it is important to be recognize on your great works rather than recognized on how you dress and how you follow on the latest fashion. It is also important to be mindful on basic etiquette for wearing an appropriate attire. Following dress codes especially on business is a dress to success. And in the future if we became an employee or employer, we are the one who will represent the workplace of a company. The dress code standards are different in different kinds of company or occasion. The importance of dress code cannot be ignored. A true professional respect’s his/her workplace’s rules like dress code. Personal expression must give justice with the rules inside the company or in the workplace.