Suitably Attired – The Dress Code Guide by OLYMP 


There are situations where a person’s wardrobe should not be too casually chosen
and, then again, others where it’s advisable not to overdo it with your outfit.
In our guide, we unlock the dress code for any occa
sion.

DRESSCODE „BLACK TIE“

The black tie dress code is worn at classically elegant events which take place after 6pm, such as wedding dinner, an opera ball or red carpet events such as the Oscars.
 
Men wear a black tuxedo jacket, also known as a dinner jacket, and a white dress shirt with turn-down collar (such as a Kent or cutaway collar) or a wing collar with black bow tie. Although not essential, it is also appropriate to wear either a waistcoat or a cummerbund, which covers the trouser waistband. Shirts with a concealed button panel and double cuffs are the most elegant. This sophisticated look is rounded off perfectly by black patent shoes or discreet lace-ups.

DRESSCODE „COCKTAIL“

The appropriate outfit for men is a suit in dark tones (but not black). The shirt does not have to be white - in the case of a daytime event, it is certainly acceptable to wear a shirt in pastel colours such as light blue or rosé. A tie and elegant black leather shoes or Oxford lace-ups complete the outfit perfectly. Essential accessories are a subtle handkerchief that matches the suit and a classic watch.
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DRESSCODE BUSINESS / „COME AS YOU ARE“

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„BUSINESS“ 
 
The business dress code is a look which is dependent on the individual company. Ideally, if you follow this code you’ll be well dressed for both the office and the evening.
Here the perfect look for men is created by a coloured or also patterned business shirt matching to the suit, in grey or blue tones. During working hours it is worn with a tie, or possibly a stylish handkerchief and belt, as well as a classic Budapest-style shoe.
„COME AS YOU ARE“
 
...literally means come straight from the office. Here an appropriate business look is expected.
As events which stipulate this dress code usually begin before 8 pm, you won’t have an opportunity to change. At the same time, the look can be slightly more relaxed after work. It is therefore acceptable to loosen or remove your tie, or to take off your jacket. However, polos, sweatshirts, jeans and trainers are a definite no-no - even if you’re not coming straight from the office but from home, or if the guidelines at work do not actually demand a classic business dress code.
„SMART CASUAL“ 
 
Whilst the strict business dress code is often still stipulated for the professional working environment, many sectors and companies now opt for a more informal approach known as smart casual. In the office, a normal suit is worn with a high quality business shirt and no tie or with an elegant polo shirt. The combination of business shirt and sports jacket with a stylish pair of chinos or smart jeans is also acceptable. A handkerchief and elegant closed shoe provide the perfect finishing touches.
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