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In many business settings in the United States, the tailored suit was the dress code for men.  As society became more "relaxed" so did the dress code for both men's and women's workplace fashion.

Casual Friday (also known as dress-down Friday or casual day) is a Western dress code trend that started toward the end of the 20th century.  Casual Friday was the term used when some business offices relax their dress code on Fridays.

Some businesses that usually require employees to wear suits, dress shirts, neckties, and dress shoes, started to allow more casual wear on Fridays.  This slowly lead to a more casual dress code for all days of the week at many companies.

When the weekend is getting close, be sure to thank your company for their Casual Friday policy.  It might be time to trade in your suits, business skirts, and dress shirts for something a little more comfortable.

What should we wear of Friday?  Casual Friday means something different for each individual company.  At more formal business environments where people typically wear suits, appropriate casual attire may be khakis or business casual trousers, a button-front shirt, and no tie for men. However, when a company is business casual on other days, you may be able to wear jeans.

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