Appearance plays an important role in our everyday life. How one presents themselves conveys more than actual words do. The dress code specifies what is appropriate for the employees to wear to their respective workplaces. It is designed to give a professional and consistent look to every employee working in the organisation, irrespective of their backgrounds or social statuses. The dress code differs from organisation to organisation, industry to industry and/or even occasion to occasion.

Dress code is a set of rules and regulations setting a standard on the type of clothes
or outfits considered appropriate for specific occasions. These codes are important for creating a specific impression on other people. It gives a feeling of belongingness as well as helps in forming good relationships with other people.

 Dress codes are usually three or four words long phrases or very short simple sentences that are meant to be understood by every attendee. 

To provide guidance on what to wear, multiple dress codes are designed, unfortunately, at times it makes choosing an outfit more difficult, as the understanding of social dress code varies from individual to individual.

Now, in this article, I simplify the most common dress codes to make sure that your every outfit is relevant and on point. Dress code regulations for men:

1. Formal Dress Code / White Tie Dress Code

The White Tie Dress Code is the most formal of all the dress codes. It is typically interpreted as a black tuxedo or coat or jacket with tails and
matching pants for men. It is usually worn to fancy events, such as balls, weddings and galas. Black tuxedo with tails, white tuxedo shirt, a white
waistcoat, a white tie, and black leather dress shoes are worn in this outfit. It is a preferred outfit for day-time events.

2. Black Tie Dress Code

The Black Tie Dress Code is a formal style of dressing that is usually worn during evening events as it emits sophisticated vibes. The men wear a black
or midnight blue colour tuxedo with a white formal shirt, a waistcoat or cummerbund can be worn along to add interest and polish the outfit. A
black bow tie, or one that goes well with the tuxedo, can be added, along with dress shoes, such as Oxfords. It is a preferred outfit for night-time

3. Semi-formal Dress Code

As the name suggests, The Semi-formal Dress Code is neither a completely formal nor a completely casual outfit. Semi-formal Dress Code can be a
little tricky to get around. It is a classic, sophisticated yet contemporary look. A suit with a shirt is worn, ties can be added, but it is a personal
choice. To attend events during the day time, a light colour or for evening events, darker colour suits can be worn with classic accessories.

4. Cocktail Attire Dress Code

The Cocktail Attire Dress Code is the most popular dress code for evening events, such as parties. The suit is ideal for this outfit. Any dark coloured
suits are preferred for this night dress code. It can go with a dress shirt, clean and polished shoes, and light accessories of choice. The suit should have
a modern feel and be perfect for night-time events, not the same one worn to the office.

5. Business Formal Dress Code

The Business Formal Dress Code is a dress code ment for offices and corporate meetings or events. It is a stylish yet simple outfit, worn for formal
business meetings. A suit in a dark color, such as navy or black is paired with a white or blue shirt. A tie and black leather shoes may be added to
this outfit for a more complete look. Oxfords shoes make an excellent option. 

6. Casual Dress Code

The Casual Dress Code is the most relaxed of all dress codes and is extremely common and easy to style. Be sure to stick to basic colors to make
mixing and matching look easier. To ensure your casual look is more stylish than most, try investing in items that never go out of fashion, such as jeans,
sneakers, T-shirts, and denim jackets. Fun accessories can be added for a personal touch to it.