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    Question Business casual and shoe help please!

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    I am planning on wearing slacks and dressy blouses from INC/Alfani for clothing.
    Does that sound appropriate?

    Also, what does it mean to have a back to a shoe? Does that mean a strap or full coverage of the heel?

    I am a bit confused.

    Any help is appreciated!
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    Your outfit sounds just fine! I have a secret love for slacks...they are way more comfortable than jeans IMO.

    As for the shoes, if they are going as far as to specify that your shoe needs a back, I would opt for something that covers your full heel. Though I've never heard of a situation where that was specified...

    May I ask what you're dressing for?
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    A job!

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    A job!

    so exciting! Just don't wear flip flops and it'll be fine.
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    Usually when they specify that the shoe needs to have a back it's to make sure you're foot won't slip out of the shoe while walking like they can with a clog type shoe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meggie View Post
    Usually when they specify that the shoe needs to have a back it's to make sure you're foot won't slip out of the shoe while walking like they can with a clog type shoe.


    If they say no open back shoes, you can wear a shoe with a strap around the heel, or a shoe that covers your entire heel. Basically they just want to make sure your shoe isn't going to fall off.
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    good luck is it an interview or first day?




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    First day.
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    IMO, no open back shoes means that the entire heel must be covered. Strappy heels aren't very "professional". I dress in business/business casual everyday for work and school and no one wears shoes without a back.

    For the first day, I would err on the safe side and wear a shoe with a back, then get clarification.

    Best of luck!!
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