Improper dress can not only ruin your store's image and turn off customers, it can also trouble fellow employees.

Creating a dress code for the workplace can be difficult, but the benefits of a consistently applied policy outweigh the downsides.

The bulk of people who work in an office environment must stick to some form of dress code, and businesses see the benefits in the increased professionalism among co-workers who are dressed to impress. While tank tops, t-shirts, and sandals may be comfier, wearing business attire promotes employees' business attitudes and improves the quality of work produced.

If that's important in an office environment, it is possibly more important among employees who interact with the public. Retail salespeople form your customers' first impressions.

Companies are adopting the theory that comfortableness increases productivity. Dress may comprise of casual or formal business attire, but most especially, employees should be neat.

Bear in mind that different policies might be necessary for different types of employees and for different kinds of stores. Truthfully, no one should anticipate a salesperson to be dressed in the same attire as a maintenance worker. A wide reaching policy that goes over both types of employees must be most appropriate.

Stores that sell to an older market may want employees to dress more formally than stores that sell to a younger crowd. Appropriate attire in a gift store at the shore will be different from employee dress at a luxury store.

At a basic level, personal appearance and hygiene are a reflection of a company's character, so employees are mandated to dress appropriately for their individual responsibilities. Some employers find that specifics are required, as general descriptions like, appropriate and business attire have become increasingly equivocal. These descriptions can include anything ranging from Hawaiian shirts and sandals to sweaters and khakis.

If you're worried about employees' fanciful interpretations of appropriate attire, the dress code can ban specific items, such as: muscle shirts or tank tops, clothing imprinted with obscene images or foul language, worn or torn clothing, sweat suits or sweatpants, or baseball caps.