Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Disney Look

So some of you may or may not know all about the Disney Look.

Disney is very strict on what they allow their cast members (employees) to wear while they are on the job in costume and while they are not in costume but still working.

Walt Disney world didnt even let any males into the theme park back in the 70's who had facial hair because it didnt comply with their look. It wasnt even till the 1990's that the company let their male employees have facial hair. They have a reputation on being very strict on what their employees wear.

Just recently Disney changed their "look"- here is an article about how big of a deal it was to revamp their requirments

According to the Disney Website this is what non-costumed women have to wear:

Business Attire for Women
"•Professional options for women include dress pants with a classic style blouse or sweater, skirted or pants suit, dress with or without a jacket, and business-style walking shorts with a blouse and jacket or vest.
•A blazer or suit may be required at certain times, depending on your work location and the nature of your role. Check with your area leader for more information. Cotton twill pants (i.e., Dockers, khakis) are permitted only if they are neatly pressed, creased and appear to be professionally laundered.
•Non-costumed Cast Members are permitted to wear a short- or long-sleeved oxford-style dress shirt with property-specific embroidered logo. A blazer is optional.
•In addition to the options above, non-costumed women in Sports and Recreation are permitted to wear dress or golf style shorts no shorter than three inches (7.6cm) above the top of the knee. Shorts may be paired with a professional-style blouse (as detailed above) or with a neat, well-maintained polo or golf style shirt. Shorts are not permitted for office-based Cast in this area.
•Clothing not permitted includes polo or golf style shirts (except for Sports & Recreation Cast), cargo-style pants, t-shirts, sundresses, sleeveless tops or dresses (without a jacket), capri pants, leggings, casual shorts, wrap-around shorts, one-piece rompers and garments made of denim fabrics.
•Winter jackets and coats should also present a professional appearance and should be made of fabrics traditionally acceptable in business. For example, wool, leather and microfiber offer good choices. Denim, nylon satin and other casual fabrics would not meet these professional guidelines.
Clothing Lengths
Dress and skirt lengths may range from three inches (7.6 cm) above the top of the kneecap bone to the bottom of the ankle. The length of shorts should be from the top of the kneecap bone to three inches (7.6 cm) above the top of the kneecap bone. Slits in skirts, kick pleats and buttoned or snapped closures should not exceed five inches (12.7 cm) above the middle of the knee. Pants should be long enough to touch the bottom of the ankle.

Fabrics and Patterns
Fabrics should be those traditionally acceptable for business such as tweed, wool, cotton, polyester, silk, linen, rayon or blends of these fibers. Unacceptable fabrics include spandex, gauze, metallic fabrics, sheer fabrics, clinging knits, denim and chambray.
Patterns that are large graphics, large company and non-company logos, and styles or patterns that suggest extremely casual sportswear are not permitted.

Fingernails should be kept clean. If polish is used, it should be complementary to your skin tone. This includes deeper, richer shades of polish. Polishes that are not permitted include neon, black, gold, silver or multi-colored.
Charms or decals on fingernails are not permitted. Fingernails should not exceed one-fourth of an inch (approximately 6 mm) beyond the fingertip.

Hair Accessories
Hair accessories should be a classic style and should coordinate with the outfit.

Non-costumed Cast Members, while working outdoors only, may wear hats made of natural materials, such as straw, with a small brim for protection from the sun. These should be a simple classic style, solid tan or brown in color. Hatbands must be a solid color similar to the color of the hat. Baseball caps are not permitted.

•Rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, lapel pins and a business-style wristwatch are permitted. A pin, brooch or scarf clip in good business taste is also acceptable.
•Two necklaces and two bracelets in good business taste that blend with the outfit and each other are permitted.
•Ankle bracelets are not permitted.
•One earring in each ear is permitted. It must be a simple, matched set. Earrings may be clip-on, pierced, hoop or dangle and must be worn on the bottom of the earlobe. Earrings may not exceed the size of a quarter.
•Aside from earrings as listed above, jewelry may not be worn in any visible body piercing. See previous section on "Body Alteration or Modification".
•Only one ring on each hand is permitted, with the exception of a wedding set. A ring may be worn on any finger.

Dress shoes or boots in good business taste are required. Classic dress shoes are permitted to have an open toe, open heel or a slingback (strap around the heel). Athletic shoes, sandals and western boots are not permitted. When wearing a skirt or dress, hosiery must be worn at all times and may be sheer or opaque in subdued shades. If pants are worn, hosiery and socks are optional.

So as you can see they expect alot out of you!

If you are in costume the requirments are even harsher! You can only wear 1 ring on each finger, NO bracelets and NO necklaces!

I have attached a outfit I designed to show all about the look!


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