“The way you dress says a lot about how organized you are, how you present yourself, and how others perceive you.”

Proper grooming and professional appearance are important to gain not just positive impression but also respect in the workplace. First impressions matter and the way you look and carry yourself create impact on people you get along with in the work setting. Proper grooming and professional appearance is important to both men and women. Lack of these may lead to poor image and may interfere with your chance of getting good impression and positive feedbacks from your workmates and superiors.

As an individual living and working in a highly complex and competitive society, you must recognize and understand the impact of your appearance as it communicates first to you and then to others. While it is important to like what you wear and the way you look, it is more important to understand why or why not and specifically how this affects you, others and your life and the achievement of your goals.


  1. YOUR CLOTHING AND GROOMING AFFECT THE WAY YOU THINK:When you appear authentic, attractive and appropriate, you think more positively about yourself, your situation and others.
  2. YOUR CLOTHING AND GROOMING AFFECT THE WAY YOU FEEL:A positive personal appearance is a fast, effective way to boost self-confidence and overcome anxiety regarding ability or acceptance.
  3. YOUR CLOTHING AND GROOMING AFFECT THE WAY YOU ACT OR BEHAVE: A positive personal appearance is one of the most effective ways to improve behavior and enhance performance level or productivity.
  4. YOUR CLOTHING AND GROOMING AFFECT THE WAY OTHERS REACT AND RESPOND TO YOU:Your appearance makes a strong statement about your personality, values, attitudes, interests, knowledge, abilities, roles, and goals


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Prof. Neetu Randhava
Assistant Professor, ISBS

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