Informal wear

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Informal wear, also called business/corporate/office wear, tenue de ville and (colloquially) dress clothes, is a Western dress code for clothing typified by a suit with necktie for men, and cocktail dress or pant suit for women.wikipedia
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Semi-formal wear

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On the scale of formality, it is considered less formal than semi-formal but more formal than casual wear, yet retaining availability for more personal expression than semi-formal dress.
In Western clothing semi-formal is a grouping of dress codes indicating the sort of clothes worn to events with a level of protocol between informal (e.g., lounge suit) and formal.

Western dress codes

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Informal wear, also called business/corporate/office wear, tenue de ville and (colloquially) dress clothes, is a Western dress code for clothing typified by a suit with necktie for men, and cocktail dress or pant suit for women.
Classifications are traditionally divided into formal attire (full dress), semi-formal attire (half dress), and informal attire, with the first two sometimes in turn divided into day and evening wear.

Casual wear

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On the scale of formality, it is considered less formal than semi-formal but more formal than casual wear, yet retaining availability for more personal expression than semi-formal dress. Thus, informal should not be confused with casual wear such as business casual or smart casual despite that in loose common usage, some people may refer to informal dress as "formal" in contrast with merely casual.
Casual wear/attire/clothing is a Western dress code category that comprises anything not traditionally appropriate with more formal dress codes: formal wear, semi-formal wear, or informal wear.

Smart casual

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Thus, informal should not be confused with casual wear such as business casual or smart casual despite that in loose common usage, some people may refer to informal dress as "formal" in contrast with merely casual.
Smart casual is an ambiguously defined Western dress code that is generally casual wear but with additionals components of a proper lounge suit from traditional informal wear.

Frock coat

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Seeking a casual alternative to the knee-length, heavy frock coats then considered appropriate business dress, men began to wear lighter coats cut just below the seat when not engaged in business.
As daily informal wear, the single-breasted frock coat often sported the step, or notched, lapel (the cause of its informality), and was more common in the early 19th century than the formal model.

Business casual

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Thus, informal should not be confused with casual wear such as business casual or smart casual despite that in loose common usage, some people may refer to informal dress as "formal" in contrast with merely casual.
Business casual is an ambiguously defined dress code adopted by some white-collar workplaces in Western countries, comprising more casual wear than informal wear ("dress clothes"), but less casual than smart casual.

Dress socks

Dress socks
Dress socks are dress clothes socks for men traditionally in dark colours like black, blue, gray or brown.

Black tie

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Informal attire is today considered a form of dress customarily appropriate for all formal settings, which do not explicitly require white tie or black tie.
Traditionally worn only for events after 6 p.m., black tie is less formal than white tie but more formal than informal or business dress.

Formal wear

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Sometimes in lieu of traditional formal wear for more formal events like:
The lounge suit and cocktail dress in turn only comes after this level, associated with informal attire.

Dress shirt

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The suit is worn with a long-sleeved shirt, usually in white or light blue color, leather dress shoes in black or brown color and a conservative necktie.
For informal- or formalwear, a coat and tie (or bow tie) are compulsory.

Skirt

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A skirt and a blouse or
The pleated tartan skirt has been a component of girls' school uniforms since the early twentieth century in UK. In 21st century, skirt has become part of Western dress code for women and is worn as business casual and office wear, and also as sportswear (ex.

Cufflink

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Custom shirts, hand-made leather shoes, fine cuff links and expensive watches may indicate wealth, and in certain professions may effectively amount to a "dress code" (e.g., in investment banking).
Cufflinks can and have been worn with casual wear, informal attire or business suits, all the way to very dressy styles such as semi-formal (black tie or Stroller), and formal wear (morning dress or white tie), where they become essentially required and are matched with shirt studs.

Job interview

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However, when on a job interview or attending business meetings, many men who do not otherwise wear suits will dutifully wear them as a mark of respect and formality.
Interviewees are generally dressed properly in business attire for the interview, so as to look professional in the eyes of the interviewer.

Military uniform

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Sometimes an element of the national attire such as a hat is combined with a Western business suit; for instance, Yasser Arafat was noted for wearing the aforementioned kaffiyeh with a Western-style military uniform, a derivative of the suit.
Military uniforms differs not only according to military units but tend to also be offered in different levels of formality in accordance with Western dress codes: Full dress uniform for formal wear, mess dress uniform for semi-formal wear, service dress uniform for informal wear, and combat uniform (also called "battle/field dress") which would equal casual wear.

Suit (clothing)

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Informal wear, also called business/corporate/office wear, tenue de ville and (colloquially) dress clothes, is a Western dress code for clothing typified by a suit with necktie for men, and cocktail dress or pant suit for women.
This article discusses the lounge suit (including business suits), elements of informal dress code.

Service dress uniform

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Service dress
Service dress uniform is a style of military uniform that is the equivalent of a business suit, i.e. dress clothes - not the very most formal attire yet not casual attire either, but rather pertaining to the traditional Western dress code of informal attire.

Office

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Watch

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Custom shirts, hand-made leather shoes, fine cuff links and expensive watches may indicate wealth, and in certain professions may effectively amount to a "dress code" (e.g., in investment banking).
Traditionally, men's dress watches appropriate for informal (business), semi-formal, and formal attire are gold, thin, simple, and plain, but increasingly rugged, complicated, or sports watches are considered by some to be acceptable for such attire.

Pantsuit

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Informal wear, also called business/corporate/office wear, tenue de ville and (colloquially) dress clothes, is a Western dress code for clothing typified by a suit with necktie for men, and cocktail dress or pant suit for women.
Business wear

Clothing

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Informal wear, also called business/corporate/office wear, tenue de ville and (colloquially) dress clothes, is a Western dress code for clothing typified by a suit with necktie for men, and cocktail dress or pant suit for women.

Necktie

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Informal wear, also called business/corporate/office wear, tenue de ville and (colloquially) dress clothes, is a Western dress code for clothing typified by a suit with necktie for men, and cocktail dress or pant suit for women. The suit is worn with a long-sleeved shirt, usually in white or light blue color, leather dress shoes in black or brown color and a conservative necktie.

Cocktail dress

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Informal wear, also called business/corporate/office wear, tenue de ville and (colloquially) dress clothes, is a Western dress code for clothing typified by a suit with necktie for men, and cocktail dress or pant suit for women.

Business

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The informal attire is most commonly used for business events and meetings, job interviews, or in professions like law and finance.

Law

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The informal attire is most commonly used for business events and meetings, job interviews, or in professions like law and finance.

Finance

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The informal attire is most commonly used for business events and meetings, job interviews, or in professions like law and finance.