Formal Clothes or Casual Clothes

formal cloth - formal clothes or casual ones,which one do you prefer?
@aadi_87 (347)
India
November 27, 2009 12:14pm CST
Hi!! I know many of the people here in Mylot are office goers and would be wearing mostly formal clothes to their offices.I don't go to office as yet but I hate formal clothes as in wearing those trousers and plain or check shirt tucked in with a belt grr.My Mom has already started worrying as what m going to do once I start going to office,she often pulls my leg saying that will you go to the office wearing a tee and a cargo lol.I love wearing casual clothes being in my favorite pair of jeans or cargo and a tee.It seems so comfortable and m used to wearing them as compared to the formal clothes which I have never wore in my life (I even gave my final year project presentation in a tee and jeans combo lol ).What do you people love more,being in formal clothes or in casual clothes?? Do write in your choice,have a good day at mylot!!
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18 responses
• Philippines
28 Nov 09
Well, we only have to dress appropriately, i think that is the rule of thumb. There are offices with dress code but other offices don"t have. Office attire are not so formal, actually they are semi formal or smart casual. Some offices provides uniforms too, so employees need not worry on clothes to buy and wear. Office dressing also depends on one's position in the office. The president of course wears formal but rank and file does not need to. So don't worry you'll be able to adapt once your in the situation.
@aadi_87 (347)
• India
28 Nov 09
Hi!! I feel the same too,once I get to work I might and would have to get adapted to it.
• United States
28 Nov 09
How about Semi-formal?
@aadi_87 (347)
• India
28 Nov 09
Hi!! You should have expanded your response,I had asked for your view regarding casual or formal.Maybe you prefer semi-formal type I think,one of the user did mention about it and I think of it as a great idea.
• Australia
28 Nov 09
I have to admit I'm not a huge fan of wearing completely formal clothes, such as a tucked in shirt with trousers because at times they can be quite uncomfortable. In particular when it gets quite hot and then you're body is unable to breath properly so instead you feel hotter than you should be. Although I am a big fan of casual clothing, it doesn't suit some social situations, but rather is more suitable for wearing at home or close friends place or university. Perhaps you should get used to wearing smart casual. Its in the middle between formal and casual. It often includes a business shirt/casual shirt but not t shirt with good quality dark jeans or a formal type trousers with a belt and nice dress shoes. Obviously no sneakers. Smart casual is not only comfortable but also looks great. It looks quite sophisticated at times
@aadi_87 (347)
• India
28 Nov 09
Hi! Thanks for your response,I would definitely consider having a smart casual wardrobe from now :).
@Hazelrose (2185)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
Hello aadi_87,Most of the time i do wear casual clothes,when go to shopping or any where i go.I also wear formal clothes for going to church and to attend special occassions.I like both formal and casual dress.Thanks,Have a nice day!
@aadi_87 (347)
• India
28 Nov 09
Hi!! You have maintained a good balance between both the formal and casual clothes.I wish I could love both lol but even the thought of formal clothes freaks me out lol.
@olisaur (1932)
• United States
27 Nov 09
I onlt own casual clothes. w
@aadi_87 (347)
• India
28 Nov 09
Hi!! You're completely similar to me,even I don't have a single formal cloth in my wardrobe and m also always in the same situation whenever there is a formal function or wedding ceremony.
@josga2008 (320)
• Canada
27 Nov 09
I work in an office where formal clothes aren't really required. I do it sometimes though just to keep everybody thinking I'm respectable. Most of the time I wear casual, as do many of the other people there.
@aadi_87 (347)
• India
28 Nov 09
Hi!! I have heard it many a times that formal clothes are a sign of decency and well mannered people.Its true if someone shows up in a suit people feel of him as a good and business class man.
• Italy
27 Nov 09
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I wear semi-formal at work, that means I wear jeans, just try and avoid loose, old clothes and gym stuff. But I still wear jeans, tshirts, short sporty skirts...all the other secretaries dress formal, make up...just it's not my style. They have complained with me, remarked me, I said I'm not naked, if they have a problem they can fire me. I'm still there, and it's been 3 year...
@aadi_87 (347)
• India
28 Nov 09
Hi!! That was really gutsy and bold of you to answer back your colleagues and office members.I feel its not about the clothes but the work you do that should matter.
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
27 Nov 09
I don't know. I have a friend who is a teacher and she wears casual clothes: I think this causes problems because the parents don't take her as seriously.
@aadi_87 (347)
• India
28 Nov 09
Hi!! Even here in India teachers are not required to be in formal clothes,this is what I have seen in my school.Formal clothes look good on teachers and also suit the work they do.
• United States
27 Nov 09
I prefer casual clothing.I have lost my job after 4 years and I am currently looking for anothr job and if they tell me I have to wear business clothes I just can't deal with it it is so uncomfortable to me at my last job it was very casual I guess I ju8st got used to it.And being that I lost my job I don't have alot of dressy clothes or the money to buy new ones at this time.I feel like I would do a better job at whatever job it was if I could be comfortable!:}
@aadi_87 (347)
• India
28 Nov 09
Hi!! You can't do much about it but abide by the company's policies and laws.If formal clothes are a must,then you have to wear them.I have the same opinion as you that they tend to be boring and lack spunk and stlye.
@lyzabelle (1668)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
I don't like wearing formal clothes. They make me feel like I'm wearing a sheep's clothes. But if I work in the office I might be forced to wear one. Overall...i love wearing casual clothes...that's my style.
@aadi_87 (347)
• India
27 Nov 09
Hi!! Yeah same as me,I love being in tees or cargo shirts and jeans.They seem more comfortable to me.Thanks for your response,enjoy!
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
28 Nov 09
I prefer to wear casual clothes and seeing as I am not working that is what I do. I do not think I have very many formal clothes in my closet so if I did have to go to the office I would have to buy a whole new wardrobe. I do have some clothes that are not formal or casual and wear them sometimes.
@checkmail (2042)
• India
28 Nov 09
Hello aadi_87 this is checkmail and have an passion for Formal clothes more than the casual clothes.Yeah am imfluenced byt eh classic style of formal wears, and just won't resist it.Though i do like to wear casual clothes and most of the time have to wear it, as am on breaks from mine partime jobs.But Casual clothes won't beat the classci range of Formal clothes.And even I feel more comfotable and easy going in Formal clothes than in casual clothes.I prefer to have more of Formal clothes than casuals.
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
28 Nov 09
In my work, I didn't wear uniform. That the beauty of my line of work now, no uniforms. Oftentimes some company wears formal dresses, but not mine. There are also times that I dont wear formal dresses when attending parties. That is not the real formal one. I hate to wear formal one. I guess that comes with my chosen profession in the engineering field. Engineers hate to wear formal attires.
• India
28 Nov 09
i always wear casual clothes it always makes me feel free.. till now i just have two sets of formal clothes i rarely wear..
• Philippines
28 Nov 09
That happened to my daughter, too. I notice that younger people now mostly have casual clothes in their wardrobe. When my daughter was called for interview and told to wear a business attire for the purpose, we were having a problem. She does not have any of that and we had to look for one. It did not happen to me when I was her age. I always love to dress and I am more on the "formal dressing" side. This, aside from being taught in school about what to wear in interviews. When you work, you are bound to observe the rules and regulations of the company you work for and that surely includes wear of proper office attire or office uniform.
@Torrs13 (217)
• United States
28 Nov 09
I'm definitely a casual clothes type of person. I could wear jeans and a t-shirt everyday and feel totally fine. I do like to dress up for special occasions, but I'm not a fan of wearing skirts or dresses everyday. I'm all about feeling comfortable.
@madteaparty (2761)
• Japan
28 Nov 09
Casual clothes are my weapon of choice. I care a lot about my appeareance, and formal clothes are usually very boring and ugly, so I prefer casual clothes as they give you a wider range of possibilities. Also for my work you don't need to wear formal clothes so it's ok to dress as I want :) I have some formal clothes for job interviews and such, but that's the only occassions I will wear them.
• United States
27 Nov 09
Well, I am a teacher, so I wear business casual. It is not as bad as business formal. For business casual you can still wear kakis and a nice shirt or whatever, not necessarily a business suit. I am ok with this, as I always like to look nice. I don't even own gym shoes because I feel like dressing down makes me look ratty like I don't like to take care of myself! I think that, especially for guys, it is important to look nice all the time. Women just like men that do so. You don't have to be business professional, but business casual, some nice slacks and a button-up shirt is very attractive to me, and I find that men tend to like women who wear the same.