Dress with Style
This book was hitting the market just as I was hitting the post college job market. Since I have/had no fashion sense ever, I would have been a target market for this book. As these types of books go, this isn’t too bad. The general theme is relatively conservative, job appropriate style. A very good choice for a collection back in the early 1980s. The clothing is a pretty good choice and some of the examples wouldn’t be that out of place in an office these days. I remember that scarves and ties were quite the thing in professional dress. I believe more than one expert touted a scarf as the equivalent of a man’s tie.
The other idea that makes this book out of time are terms we use in describing professional dress in this century. Business casual was not a term I heard until probably the 1990s, and that dressing down in the office is a relatively recent concept. I wonder what will be considered a norm in office dress post COVID, Perhaps pj’s and flip flops?