Do you wear a suit to work - or do you want to?

United States
August 19, 2007 1:16pm CST
What do you wear to work - is it formal - full suit, dress casual or casual. I used to have to do the whole suite thing. I really liked sheath suits, sheath underneath and long jacket - same length as sheet. Suits gave me confindence to do my job well, talk over issues I had with boss, give presentations. Now I like the idea of casual or dress casual - that way I don't have to go shopping twice - once for work, once for my own time. Of course baby's my boss ow and he's not too picky! If you're not working right now, what would you like to wear - or if you go to school - I think that's a job - what do you like to wear?
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• United States
19 Aug 07
I started my job close to twenty years ago going to work in cut off shirts, shorts, and work boots. Today, I've ascended into an executive administrative position and am constantly in business meetings. Thus, I've been compelled to wear full suits, ties, and dress shoes. In business, a person's image is very important to what people think about you and the company you represent. If I had it my way though, I'd be in casual clothes.
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• United States
22 Aug 07
Thank you for that - and it seems you have run the gamut as far as clothes - from very casual to ultra business wear.
• United States
19 Aug 07
My new office is a very laid back, casual dress code. Even the heads of the office usually come to work in jeans and a button down shirt on most days--in fact, I'm pretty sure I've never seen the VP that we have in our office wear pants that weren't jeans! I tend to still dress up a little bit, because I have a lot of dressier clothes from my last job, and not a lot of nice jeans. So I will usually wear skirts and a blouse or a nice T-shirt, though usually with Doc Martens boots. :)
• United States
21 Aug 07
Sounds like a good job as far as that, as you could possibly wear your work clothes on your off time. I love Doc Martens as they're made wider - and I like the style.
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
13 Nov 07
I never wear a suit to work.. My office wear is quite casual.. My boss has no problem if I wear complete casual clothes, but there shud b sm amt of descency.. I prefer wearing formal shirt and jeans to office, coupled with either my slip-ons or my casual leather shoes...
• United States
6 Dec 07
It sounds like the clothes you prefer are what is called dress casual. Somewhat formal but not too formal.
@agnescav (566)
• United States
21 Aug 07
At my regular job,I wear jeans or shorts and a t shirt or sweatshirt. At my seasonal job, I have to get dressed. Dress pants or a skirt and a blouse. Sometimes they call me at my informal job to come to my dressier job so i have to buy clothes in between them. I wish I could take a shower in between them, too.
• United States
6 Dec 07
Which do you prefer - the seasonal job where you have to dress up - or your regular job where you can dress down?
• Australia
20 Aug 07
I don't work, so I don't exactly know. Although I do have a suit ready in case I need to an important interview and such. So it's good to ready in case the time ever comes up.
• United States
6 Dec 07
So I think you're saying that since you don't work, you don't know if you'd like to wear a suit? That's fair. I hope you get called in to do a great interview very soon and get the job.
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
20 Aug 07
i prefer to wear casual clothes... and when i go to work, i have to wear uniform... so i don't have to worry about what to wear...
• United States
6 Dec 07
I had to wear scrubs to Massage Therapy School, and later to work in the Massage Therapy Clinic which was part of the curriculum. In some ways I didn't like it - not my favourite colour and they made me feel messy and not - individual. Soon though, I saw the benefit - no choices in getting ready - not having to worry about what matched - what went with what - what I already wore earlier in the week. Thanks for participating - enjoy your time here on mylot!
• United States
19 Aug 07
Thank G-d where I work I can wear my blue jeans. I wouldn't want to wear something formal, especially a dress .It work make me feel very self-conscious and I wouldn't get any work done. It is like this saying, I don't want to wear my Sunday best and sit behind a desk.
• United States
6 Dec 07
Your feelings on this aren't unusual. Me - I would feel self conscious in jeans - especially now that I've had a baby and I still have a few pounds to lose and a tummy to firm up! I love wearing dresses and skirts - so much more comfortable to me that jeans - and dressing up at work made me feel more confident with clients. I tried working in a gym - we had to wear work out clothes and I felt so messy and self conscious. I guess that's what makes the world go round and keeps life interesting - different folks with different views and feelings about things! Happy mylotting!
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