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There is no better way to make a bad impression than to show up for your first day of work or for a job interview, standing out like a sore thumb because you’re not dressed correctly. When interviewing for a professional position at a traditional company, it’s always important to dress professionally in business professional. After you accepted the job, typically the work environment calls for business casual attire. Business casual attire is also a common dress code for networking events. Let’s look at the differences between both:

Business casual is a common form of dress worn in many offices. While many classic business staples are used in business casual wear, such as slacks and blazers, there are also some casual elements included, like khakis. Business casual is appropriate for many office settings because it is a middle ground between formal and casual attire.


Business professional is a traditional form of attire used in more conservative settings or companies with strict dress codes. You might wear business professional in industries like accounting, banking, finance, government or law. Business professional clothes should be well-fitted and may be tailored to fit you specifically. This is the attire usually reserved for interviews.