Dress for Zoom Success!


Video conferencing is the new normal, I hate that saying, but there you go I said it! Let’s look at ways to dress fro Zoom success!

As we get ever closer to the end of 2020, I can’t even begin to imagine how many new memberships and customers zoom and other similar video conferencing companies have had. 

So, you see in every situation there are SOME winners, well done Zoom 😊


Business wear dress codes


The business wear market has been a tricky one for some time with lots of new and confusing dress codes! 


Here’s a few that spring to mind:


Professional

Traditional

Formal

Smart Casual

Smart

Causal

The reality is that most businesses have their own interpretation on how they perceive these dress codes.  I find it’s always best to be led by others in the organisation, if it’s your first day I would recommend over dressing and correcting it once you know the set up.

As if the list above wasn’t long enough we now have “Zoom Appropriate Business Wear”

I never thought I’d be writing a blog about this, I also never thought I’d have to wear a mask when out in public so it’s fair to say 2020 has been full of surprises!

I’ve spoken to many ladies who have asked me, “What’s the best things to wear on zoom and what colours work well?”

So, I’ve given you a few top tips on how to dress for zoom success!


What to wear on Zoom


Avoid bold patterns and fussy designs – They can be very distracting for others

Blouses and shirts with a sleeve work well, make sure you tuck them in to give you a smart professional look – Even if they are tucked into your pyjama bottoms

No low-cut tops ladies – it’s very easy to have your camera angle slightly downwards and it may attract unwanted attention

Don’t be afraid to go bold in colour – Make sure your background isn’t fussy if you’re going for this option.  Check yourself out in the mirror before the call and make sure you’re happy with how you look!

Show your unique style with accessories – I would recommend wearing delicate jewellery, for example, simple stud earring with an elegant necklace – Why not wear studs which have a pop of colour to show your authentic style


Don’t let your standards slip


During my research I’ve had conversations with several different industry sectors, one thing that has been consistent across the board is that it is not appropriate to stop making an effort.  Just because you are working from home does not mean standards should slip.  Some of the larger industry leaders are implementing video conference etiquette and dress code policies into their company handbook. 


It’s important to remember that you are still representing your brand/company and how you look and behave on zoom should have the same professional attitude as if you were face to face.


Now we’ve covered what to wear on zoom in my next blog I’ll be sharing my advice on “Zoom Etiquette” to keep up to date with my blog posts you can find them at https://www.blackedgestyle.co.uk/blog/

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