Ask any successful individual out there in the field, and you would receive a dose of decade old preaching like “Dress for the job you want, not the one you have”, and even “Dress for Success” if you stumble upon some rich individual perched high up on the Forbes List for whom the definition of Success remains elusive. In an era of Startup ecosystem, where the ‘Mantra’ has evolved to “The idea is to be rich, not appear rich”, dressing up for any event near and far alike pays only if you are that much relevant to the gatherings.
Dresses are perhaps the only visible field where the standards set by colonial history seem to dominate in every aspect of life. Putting on a suit even when you attend a convention, which has a minuscule reach, people would take your achievements in their confidence. That’s probably where the term “Because Science says so…” has emerged in this aspect.
Nonetheless, while each individual has their own sets of perspectives, one can outline some of the general trends while referring to the phrase “Dress for Success”:
First Impression is What it Takes to Make a Signature: As aforementioned, first impression in terms of dress worn above the skin counts more than the actual achievements an individual can advertise in front of a crowd. Add to it the etiquette demonstrated by successful high net individuals, and you’d have a whole crowd onto you in no time.
Charge up Your Self Confidence: Remember the part where you’ll have a crowd following you instantly when you put on a suit at any event, that kind of attention where people take you into their confidence without taking into account your achievements turns out to boost self confidence on a scale never witnessed before.
Giant Success in Drawing Attention: Pea-cocking might be aptly described for this phenomenon experienced in public, where an individual deliberately tries to look sharp such that the attention of the crowd never fades away.
Demonstrates Your Ability to Focus & Attention to Details: Any individual, who dedicates ample time in trying to stay sharp, is thought to possess an equally undiminished attention to every detail in the professional field. This equates to the unprecedented amount of success the individual has gathered, and the nature of taking pride in life.
Presentation Matters in Market: Say you are an aspiring candidate trying to land on a job which pays out a handsome six figures annually, your interviews would require your knowledge and IQ to operate at the brim of your efficiency, as well as your dress should dictate you aspire to place yourself in the shoes of one of the interviewers. While this may not seem particularly inspiring, your ability to present yourself as a valuable commodity to the authorities would help you secure your dream package.
Beefing Up Productivity: It is said that any individual who puts that much effort into staying sharp, would definitely be ahead of his/her peers in terms of efficiency of any project on a grand scale.
On an End Note, It’s Fun: It was always fun to dress up for a party or for seminars where you’d get a chance to put your suits on. That same feeling can be witnessed when you dress up for success.