Dressing for Work, is it still Relevant
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It wasn’t too long ago that almost
everyone dressed formally
for office jobs, small armies of white shirted men and women would
the various offices up and down the country, immaculately turned out
though they would never meet a customer or attend meetings with other
companies. Times have certainly changed, ‘Casual Fridays’ are not only
place in many offices but Monday to Thursday are now hard to
considering dress code alone.
Industries also play a part in what
is and isn’t acceptable
to wear to work. The growth in web based design, graphics and media
has meant an increase in a less formal working ‘uniform’ with jeans
the business suit and meetings made up of twenty something’s as opposed
to the older,
more traditional management stereotype.
When attending conferences or
meetings these days I always
check out the topics and agendas so I can determine whether the dress
more likely to be leaning towards jeans and jumpers as opposed to suits
I made the fatal mistake once of attending a Google conference on
Marketing in jeans and trainers expecting the event to be full of
Y’ designers and marketing bods who would be equally grubbily turned
out. To my
utter dismay when I entered the hall, there were probably thousands of
attendees, all nattily decked out in Saville Row suits and the like.
to say I did stand out!
Easy Offices is a web based business
so our dress code is
extremely relaxed. We’re not ‘client facing’ as the majority of our
done via our website so in this glorious weather there’s a mixture of
flip flops and sun dresses on display. If we go out to events or
the ‘glad rags’ come out and change is quite extreme to say the least!
So have times really changed or have
attitudes just become
more relaxed about non-essential business matters? Does your office
‘Casual Friday’ or is the dress code relaxed all week?
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