We’ve all had that moment: You walk into a room, only to find that you’re either dressed more casually than everyone else or you’ve gone the route of much too formal. Ugh.

Deciphering dress codes for day-to-day office work, special events, and other functions can be a nightmare for both men and women. Is a short dress too laid back? Is a tie with Mickey Mouse on it too light for a meeting? The questions never stop.

Luckily, the infographic below spells out everything you need to know about dressing to impress—no matter what office fashion jargon is thrown at you.


Infographic courtesy of Mannix Marketing. Photo of man dressing courtesy of Shutterstock.