Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

Dressing for Success In Business

Business Professional Attire

Business professional wear for men should include suit and tie (this includes a suit jacket). For women, business professional wear should include pantsuit or skirtsuit (this includes a suit jacket). Dress shoes are necessary for both men and women.

Business Casual Attire

Business casual wear has fewer set “rules” than business professional. In general, business casual for women includes casual pants or skirts as well as tailored shirts and knits. For men, business casual includes casual pants with polo-style shirt or dress shirt with optional tie. Denim jeans/pants, shorts and sportswear are NOT appropriate for business casual.

Casual Attire

Casual wear is every day wear, as you would wear to class. Jeans, sportswear, t-shirts, flip flops and tennis shoes are all acceptable.