Dress for Success: Style Trends in Company Uniforms
Do company uniforms really need to be stylish?
Think about sports teams, airlines, colleges…uniforms get a lot more attention than you may think. Maybe your company isn’t quite on the same level as these examples, but to some extent, style still matters when it comes to outfitting your employees.
Staying power & flexibility
While trends are important to keep in mind, you don’t want your uniforms to look outdated in a year or two. Ideally, you’re going to get a decade out of the style you choose. One look that has cemented its place in corporate fashion is “business casual.” This look is here to stay. Flexibility gives businesses and wearers more options and combinations within the same uniform set. Choose 2-3 colors for tops, one or two styles in pants, and perhaps a jacket or outdoor cap, that can be mixed and matched.
Always include some neutrals. Your company logo can be full-color, or you can mix in some pieces that include your branded colors, but you should always have an option or two for tones that coordinate with everything. There are many ways to brand uniforms, besides choosing colored pieces.
Comfort and ease
Comfort just helps associates look great and feel engaged. Look towards softer fabrics, short-sleeve blouses, button closures. Performance features like stain-release and no-iron will always be popular and will be easier to care for. Additional possibilities include moisture-wicking, rear venting, and even armholes designed for added flexibility.
Accommodate the activity
Delivery drivers may need more stretch at the waistband, hip, and thigh, for repeated sitting and entering & exiting their vehicles repeatedly. If people are working outdoors, they may need cooling or warm fabrics, or caps with visors to keep the sun out of their eyes.
Creative Resources supplies every piece of the uniform category, from aprons to coats, from blue light-blocking glasses, to safety wear. Let us guide you towards the best options for your company.