DECA Wear Tips!
Proper attire is always important, especially in a professional setting. In fact, one of
DECA’s core principle is “Professionally Responsible,” in which members are
expected to be dressed poised and with integrity and high standards.
First impressions are extremely important, hence a person’s attire may contribute
to the development of a relationship. By taking advantage of professional clothing,
a person can establish his or her integrity and standards.
1. It is always better to be overdressed than underdressed. Especially for
competitions, make sure to come to your presentations/role plays with
2. First impressions determine the outcome of the relationship. Remember that
your clothing says a lot about you!
3. Your clothing should compliment your personality, not distract from it.
4. Be bold, but not too bold! A pop of color won’t hurt anyone as long as
maintains a professional tone and is not a distraction.