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What A Semi-Formal Dress Code Means For A Man?

by Divya S. Content Writer

Dressing appropriately is something one has to learn as an adult. While teenagers can usually get away with dressing in almost anything, adults don’t have it as good. The great thing is that dressing can be fun and knowing the ins’ and outs’ of style can be a step in the right direction. Here are things to know about dressing for a semi-formal event.

It is the way the corporate sector dresses

In India, semi-formal is what the corporate sector wears. When it comes to semi formal dress for men, the right clothing to wear is usually comfortable and fitted. The Indian summers can be hard to deal with and that is why suits are done away with. In this country, semi formal does not mean suits at all; they fall in the category of formal wear and that is something no corporate company expects of its employees. Semi formal is also clothing you will be expected to wear at many functions.

Fitted trousers can make a look

With semi formal wear for men, nothing beats a pair of well fitted trousers. The good news is that there is quite a huge variety of comfortable and sober trousers available for men that can be worn throughout the year. It is a smart thing to opt for neutral shades like black, blue, brown and tan. Even khaki-coloured trousers are good for semi-formal workplaces and occasions. They must be pressed though.

Keep the denims for casual occasions

Most men love their jeans and the comfort factor is something that cannot be compared with anything else. However, jeans are not suitable attire for workplaces that demand semi-casual wear. Men’s semi formal fashion will mean semi formal pants teamed with button-down shirts.

The kind of shirts to wear

So what kind of shirts can you wear with your semi formal trousers? If you are dressing for work, then it is best to team them with a wide variety of formal shirts. For workplaces, keeping it safe is best and that is why it will be a good idea to stay away from casual shirts. Pastel coloured shirts are your best option. It is important to stay away from bold colours for the workplace because they detract attention from your work. But if you are dressing for a more flamboyant event such as a wedding, then bold-coloured shirts are absolutely fine.

Dressing ethnic

Indian ethnic wear too falls under the purview of semi formal wear for men. From Sherwanis to Nehru jackets, you can choose them to dress for occasions like weddings and traditional functions. Not only do they look good, they take away from the monotony of western attire. Indian ethic wear is beautiful and affordable as long as you choose the right brands to buy from.

Men’s semi formal fashion has a lot going for it. If you have just joined the corporate bandwagon and need an arsenal of clothing that is considered appropriate for the workplace, it is a good idea to build your wardrobe slowly. Choosing the right brands help. The right brand manufactures products mindfully which means high-quality fabrics that will last you long. So even if you spend a little extra, it is okay since you will be getting longevity. Also, high-quality clothing makes you stand out from the crowd of other men who look the same. It is always a good idea to invest wisely in belts and shoes. Since men do not have a lot of choice when it comes to accessories, make sure to buy belts and shoes from a high-quality retailer. This will ensure that you are always dressed in a way so that you look stylish and appropriate.


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Created on Apr 9th 2019 07:47. Viewed 261 times.

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