There are plenty of books that touched on topics about how to dress for success and hence I will not be spending too much time to be your fashion guru cause I’m no fashion expert. But what is important to note is that, being fashionable will be the least important in ensuring the success of a presentation unless you are a fashion designer presenting your latest fall collection to a group of sophisticated buyers or if you are a movie star that tries to impress the director of a new movie in the hope that the latter will cast you as the lead.
|Casual or Shirt and Tie? (Photo from Matsu Takeshi)|
2. Culture / Industry
In western countries or countries up north where the temperature is colder, people tend to wear a suit or a tie and a jacket. Alternatively, in warmer climates countries i.e. Singapore, most times, a shirt and a tie would suffice. For women, a jacket paired with a nice tailored trousers or A-line skirt is definitely acceptable in many occasions.
|Suit and Tie (Photo from http://www.g-men.co.jp/)|
2. Culture / Industry
Although the above is acceptable in most scenarios, there are special cases that allow more casual or creativity in your style of dressing. For example, in Singapore, if you do work in the creative industry i.e. advertising or media, a smart casual get up is sufficient and almost always good enough to make a good first impression.
|Appropriate for creative industry|
|Mostly not appropriate unless you are in the arts field|
|Minis are No No for both sexes (Photo from www.themodgeneration.com)|
But the most important criteria to consider are COMFORT. This is by far the most important factor when it comes to effective presentation. Women especially have to take note that killer hills may look great to enhance your physical appearance and sex appeal but definitely not something I would recommend especially if your presentation is more than an hour long. I know, some of my women readers will barf at my suggestions and totally disagree with this, but unless you are Carrie Bradshaw in Sex in the City, then you better leave your Manolos or Louboutain for your special evenings instead.
|Photo from http://divasanddorks.com|
PS. If you are stocky and beefy and have nice pictures of you wearing shirt and tie (even in casual clothes will do), send them to me so that I can share them with the rest yeah cause I'm trying to collate some nice pictures to post for all the Gmen wannabes. Grin