First Impression: Why The Way You Dress Is Important
What we wear tell others who we are, and how we want to be perceived and treated. Our appearance has a huge role to play in the impressions we leave on people and the way we are perceived in life professionally and personally. Regardless what we think about dressing well, first impressions are everything, and we only get one chance to make a positive one. Generally people forms a negative impression about you when you do not pay attention to your appearance. How long do you have to make a good impression? You just have few seconds to make a good first impression based on non-verbal communication. Within few seconds of meeting you, people will assume to know everything about you. So, the things that help people make a good first impression are: appearance, posture and facial expression. A nice suit with a nice hairstyle and clean shoes makes immediately people think “responsible, confident, trusty’. Dressing well is more than about just nice clothes. How we dress has effect on how we see ourselves. When you look confident and approachable, you become more confident and approachable. What you wear will change the way other people see you. It will indicate if they listen or ignore you. Clothes, accessories and footwear a person chooses to wear at work help to reinforce or diminish their qualities in the eyes of their employer, coworkers and customers. When we look polished and professional, people are more likely to listen and trust us. Remember, to make a good first impression it’s all about the image that you would like to create, which involves the way you dress, your body language, having good manners and much more.