So the retreat you’re going to has a pool, a hot tub, and a fancy reception area. While it’s pretty obvious you shouldn’t break out the thongs and Borat mankinis, you also need to consider if your bathing suit isn’t too revealing.
“Around the pool, remember that you’re going to be seeing everyone back in the office at some point and choose your attire accordingly,” says Richard Pummell, HR lead of Develop Intelligence. He says to imagine that a picture of you in your swimwear makes it onto social media. If it “would attract the wrong type of attention or require explanation, it’s probably not appropriate,” he says.
When it’s time for dinner and drinks in the ballroom (or down the street), go ahead and look sharp.
“For cocktail evenings and dinners out, by all means use this as an opportunity to dress to impress,” says Pummell.