5 Options For Uniforms At Your Business

Whether your business is just starting out, you’re rebranding, or maybe just looking to change up your staff uniforms, there are so many options out there it can quickly become overwhelming. Factors you will need to consider include the type of business, the functionality and level of comfort needed for the uniforms, and cost. To help take some of the stress out of your decision, here are five different options for uniforms. 


Workwear overalls are a classic uniform for jobs that can get a little messy, or where employees are working with their hands a lot. This is a great choice for mechanics, plumbers, electricians, truck drivers, etc. They are comfortable, made to last, and cost-effective. However, they are pretty casual looking and can also get hot in the summertime. 


If you are going for a casual look at your business, t-shirts with your logo on them are a simple, comfortable, and very inexpensive option. Many different food and retail establishments have their staff wearing t-shirts, but they work well for many types of businesses depending on the look you’re going for. They come in all different sizes and are simple to replace if lost or stained. If you’re on a strict budget, you may want to consider minimally requiring your team to wear any t-shirt as long as its a certain color. 


If your business is a little more elevated or you are catering to very wealthy people, you may choose to have all of your employees wear suits. Just remember that this is a pretty expensive option and that each suit will likely have to be tailored in order to fit correctly. 


A polo shirt is slightly more elevated looking than a t-shirt, but still an easy and cost effective option. You may choose to have plain solid color polos or ones with your logo printed onto them. It’s up to you. 


Classic workwear such as the shirts mechanics are often seen wearing with their names embroidered at the breast are an excellent option for many types of businesses because they’re comfortable, easy to work in, and come in most all sizes. There is a reason these shirts have been popular for so many decades!


If you want your employees to look a little more dressy or professional, but not in full suits, a classic white button-up shirt with black pants is an option. You can even add a black necktie to class it up even further. This is a go-to for many fine dining restaurants, but can work for any job where the employees won’t get too dirty. 

Don’t let choosing work uniforms become a stressful ordeal for you. Get rid of the guesswork and consider the options above. You may even want to poll your employees to see what they would prefer to wear. At the end of the day, you’ll choose whichever uniform is best for your unique business. 

11 Comments Add yours

  1. I love that you suggest asking the employees what they would prefer to wear. All great suggestions as usual Kally!

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Diane!

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  2. As mental health nurses, I would have lovely a uniform, something like a polo shirt. That way people could tell the staff apart from the patients. I love being a manager and I started to wear nice suits for work 🙂

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    1. Kally says:

      That’s a nice thought. I wouldn’t want to wear a suit but a nice colour polo short sleeve shirt is awesome.

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  3. May I suggest a return to polos or button up shirts for restaurants? My husband and I are dismayed at sit-down places with a waiter or waitress and real utensils, etc., and the server is in a graphic t-shirt! We are not at fast food. Please dress nicer for us, your customers. Getting out, especially during Covid, makes every date night so special. Please enhance it.

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    1. Kally says:

      Good suggestions. I think the restaurants should also provide laundry allowance if they provide uniforms.

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  4. vinneve says:

    I have a business in mind for quite some time now but because of covid I cannot do it yet in another country (as it’s cheaper to set it up etc) and if my wish will come true just a T-shirt will do for it just a casual one for the more comfortable and affordable situation.

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  5. Ruelha says:

    Wow you really got it all here Kally…..I think overalls are just so perfect for a casual place…..

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