A: My company dress code is strict. We must wear white shirts, dark suits and ties.
B: But the wording atmosphere is relaxed and casual in our company.
A: What does business casual mean to your company?
B: In our company, we are not required to wear hose. Open toe shoes and sleeveless tops are OK. Makeup and jewelry are optional and hair can be up or down as long as it’s combed or brushed.
A: Really? You are so lucky. I think some of our rules seem ridiculous.
B: Even if our company didn’t have a dress code, I still think people should wear formal clothes to work.
A: Yes, The image you portray to others is so important in business. It’s your image and how others perceive you that make the difference between winning and losing a sale.
A: You seem alittle bothered. What’s the matter?
B: Our manager sent me to attend a formal banquet, but I have no idea what to wear for the party.
A: It seems that you are not familiar with the commercial clothing etiquette.
B: Yes, I didn’t pay attention to it before.
A: You have to know if there’s any particular requirements for dressing at the party first.
B: I’m not sure, my manager didn’t mention that. Do you have any suggestions?
A: Men were usually required to wear men’s formal attires or swallowtails on every formal occasion.
B: That’s easy.
A: No, I didn’t finish it. Shirt, tie and shoes should be chosen carefully to match the attire.
B: Ah, so complicated.
A: Of course, there is a lot for you to know.
B: My God, tell me more, please.
commercial 英音/kə’mɜːʃ(ə)l/ 商业的, 商务的
strict 英音/strɪkt/ 严格的, 精确的, 完全的