Basically, the choice of clothes or shoes is always about how you work in a professional context act would like. Because: About the first impression you get of a People has, the exterior decides above all. But: You can also deliberately break clichés.


Why are there dress codes?

customers have of many professions klare Ideas regarding the dress code of the Employees. In the bank, this is above all the correct business clothing, for craftsmen, work clothing, for fitness trainers, sportswear, etc.

Therefore, they react irritated to disapproving, if this picture is not fulfilled. An investment adviser in the bank with a certainly fashionable but tattered jeans and casual sweatshirt is perceived differently than in a classic suit.

Women want to radiate competence

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Especially Women want in Job Expertise radiate. Therefore: Exaggerated female clothing is a no-go. This also includes high heels, because high heels are a symbol of femininity and eroticism instead of expertise. Because it is still true: If women dress too feminine and erotic, they are perceived as less competent.

Reasonable shoes for women at work should not be higher than 6 cm and be closed at the front (also in summer!). For a pair of trousers, the lady can wear a well-groomed, flat leather shoe. For dresses and skirts a shoe with small heel is chic.

Always the right shoe?

Of course it can - depending on the Industry – Also be sports shoes or sneakers, in classic jobs such as car sales or bank clerk, these shoes are not suitable. Nevertheless: If you are standing at the trade fair stand with flat, dark leather shoes and trousers, then yours are fine Career and your competence in no way diminished.

To the costume, choose low-top pumps. Tip: take a second pair of shoes to change with. It is always important, however, that the shoes are in a faultless condition: cleaned, no worn heels, shoe bands not frayed.

How do I want to work?

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We have clear ideas about the dress code of many occupations and of men and women and are irritated to disapproving if this picture is not fulfilled. For example, a bank employee with fashion-tattered jeans and a casual sweatshirt is perceived differently than in a classic suit.

The same applies to gender: too much style from the opposite sex can make you fast embarrass or even "make a fool of". On the other hand, such border crossings can also be used as a “provocation” or trademark. For example, the likeable catwalk trainer George always appears in high heels at Germany's next top model - his trademark.

What happens if men or women wear typical garments of the opposite sex?

But there are "uniforms", for example in hotels, restaurants or service companies, but also in the police or train, where the women wear ties. This looks very masculine and can be used consciously as a control instrument and to underline authority.

Conclusion: This respectively atypical Appear irritates us as observers at first, since we are in our Brain have stored a common idea of ​​clothing for men and women. All the more you can, however, with changing the atypical clothes of the opposite sex greatest Attention produce - if you want it!

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