Part I: The latest statistics from the Society for Human Resource Management show that 89% of U.S. companies allow workers to wear casual clothing one day a week. Forty-four percent of all U.S. businesses have adopted casual all-the-time policies, up from 36% in l998.
The Hewitt Work/Life Survey of 1,020 major U.S. companies indicates that two-thirds of employers offer casual or business casual dress, so this is definitely a casual era. In many companies, a suit may be too formal for an interview. Go online and check out the culture of the particular company with which you have an interview before deciding what to wear.
There are many variations of business casual, but it never includes sweat suits, tennis shoes, shorts, T-shirts with logos, halter tops or tank tops.