In a previous post, I talked about business professionals being asked to speak on camera on behalf of their company and how DVI assists in making them look good while they do it. Another aspect of making you look good is assistance with your wardrobe.
Most of the time we work with professional stylists, but we have occasionally done work with important executives who can only squeeze in an hour or two between meetings to be on camera. When that happens, there is no time for the wardrobe and makeup we do with most talent, so we make sure to pass along some tips so that they can come to the shoot prepared:
- Wear comfortable clothes that you feel good in. Keep in mind that your audience should focus on you, not your outfit.
- Solid colors work best. Avoid tweed, herringbone, small checks, stripes, and other small patterns (ties included), unless they are very subtle.
- Avoid clothing made from a glittery fabric or with jewels attached.
- Keep jewelry to a minimum and especially avoid big, bright pieces.
- Glasses are OK (especially if you need them)!
- If possible, bring several clothing options to a shoot.
Of course, most of the time we take care of all of this for our clients, so that they don’t have to think about it at all.