Appropriate Dress ware at Work for Men and Women

If you notice on the poll question for the next couple of days, I wrote a poll question about appropriate dress ware for men and women at work.

Is their an appropriate dress ware at work for men and women?

For instance, if you see someone dressing inappropriately at work that you feel is inappropriate, what do you do?

This is debate, but when you are dealing with people working in the medical community, How does the boss want the workers to dress?

Clothing is very particular and subjective to every person. Some people like to dress liberally, but how liberal is to liberal?

Its an understanding that I just don’t understand about. Some people feel that if the boss does not care how liberal people dress at work, then if it really matters at all. For example, at the medical establishment most people whether they perform medical procedures or not have to wear scrubs, but does that really happen in these places or hospitals. From places I have seen, I have noticed that clothing didn’t matter in these places because people just dress liberally.

again, the question, how liberal is too liberal when dressing up for work?

anyway, take it easy and comment on this for me please and explain it to me.

out, J

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5 thoughts on “Appropriate Dress ware at Work for Men and Women

  1. EG the Hawaiian

    who are these people? are they new fans? if so, welcome to the board!


    or at least, your perspective when it comes to matter such as workplace attire

    me, i work from home, so most days i don’t get dressed. if you don’t work from home, make sure you get dressed before going to work

    go DMC!

  2. Kassiane

    I think it depends where you work.

    I coached gymnastics for a long time, so my work clothes were track pants or shorts and a leotard. Obviously this isn’t acceptable ANYWHERE else. But wearing business casual or whatever would have presented a hazard to me and my students.

    However, going to an office in my track pants and zebra print leotard? FAIL!

  3. Billiken

    In my line of healthcare (physical therapy), my rules generally have been comfortable, but overall conservative, dress is appropriate. I think there is a line between exposing a persons sensuality and blatant sexualization of ones dress. Because I share clerical help with a medical clinic, I have to also accommodate the “everyone in scrubs” dress code. However, “casual Fridays” dress has from time to time caused me to have a brief talk with staff, especially female when the decolletage’ becomes a full-on view, mostly when bending over a counter.

    I think it’s fine to say “I’m here. I’m a (insert your sex or gender identification preference) and I am comfortable with my presentation. However, when it becomes an advertisement of invitation, it crosses the line.

  4. Alison Cummins

    Your other question is what is the best thing to do if you are bothered by the way your co-worker is dressing.

    Talk to your boss. This is *not* between you and your co-worker. If you are bothered, maybe your boss is bothered too and will decide to say something to your co-worker. But maybe your boss *isn’t* bothered, and will tell you to think about your job and not about what other people are wearing. In that case, you should take that advice.

  5. Alison Cummins

    Where and what is work?

    A construction worker will wear jeans and steel-toed boots, which is appropriate for their job.

    The same dress will *not* be appropriate for the sales department of, say a telecom company where the salespeople have to convince customers that they understand the needs of their billion-dollar businesses and can help them meet them. In that case salespeople have to dress pretty conservatively.

    Likewise, the telecom salesperson’s dress is *not* appropriate for the alternative hair salon, where ripped stockings, lots of black, blue hair and lots of piercings and visible tattoos might be most appropriate.

    Again, if you are a stripper then you are expected to wander around the club completely naked.

    In many (most) workplaces employees should look like employees and not attract too much attention to their own personalities. If I see a doctor, I expect to see someone who looks more or less like a clean, educated person with responsibilities. Maybe that doctor likes to skateboard, but during a professional consultation I don’t want to be distracted by a lot of skateboarding gear or logos or posters. That’s just confusing, and it doesn’t add anything to the consultation about my urinary infection.

    Creative people are selling their own personalities as well as their product, and will often dress so that their customers and potential customers can instantly see that they are creative.

    In an indoor workplace where employees are rarely or never seen by customers (for instance, a call centre) there may be a very relaxed dress code where people can dress pretty much how they want. But even in these workplaces the employer will usually still ask employees to be clean and not too sexy, to maintain a professional atmosphere so that everyone feels like they are at work and not fooling around in a giant living room or cocktail lounge. They might have no-jeans, no-bellybuttons, no-buttcrack rules.

    Does this help?

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