dressing casual at work?

formal clothes - men wearing formal clothes
@skenthal (1022)
Turkey
August 14, 2008 12:20pm CST
i was thinking today that why would people wear formal at work . is it because of respect? ok i can accept that however i really thought that wouldnt people be more effective when they are more comfy? i think its for sure so why people doesnt wear casual at work i mean no tie etc. at all, they should wear sportive or something like that which they can be comfortable, i m sure that i will increase effectiveness of people at work more so what do you think about that? do you agree with me or you still think that people should wear formal at work? happy mylottings all
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@shana123 (2096)
• India
15 Aug 08
When your in holidays you wear casuals and when your at work you wear formals.. i dont think anything wrong in this , see if your allowed to ear causuals in your office dont you gte bored wearing just causals? and you wont seem to look like a professional anyway to others .Ialways think that when someone is getting good salary and in high postins looks more decent respectful .do you which is the cause for mythinking it is dress. when your in casuals i just think your just another man in this world... so i feel its good for people wearing their dress code other than casuals during work..
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@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
15 Aug 08
I still think that people should wear more formal clothes to work. Not only is it a sign of respect to the work place and the company, it will also help people respect you more. It's a little sad that we live in such a superficial world where one's clothing shows how powerful or respectable you are. But that's the truth. I'd rather be respected and not so comfortable than not respected and very comfortable. Business attire is quite comfy and fashionable anyway I just don't like wearing heels all the time.
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@bugbaby (1788)
• Indonesia
15 Aug 08
i think people should wear formal at work, not all formal clothes not comfortable.
@fearie (153)
• Philippines
15 Aug 08
I have that same questions too. Like would your talents and ability be affected when youre "DRESSED DOWN?". I dont think so. Im so glad that my company allow us to wear tshirts and jeans at work.
• China
15 Aug 08
I don't think so. As a student, I always like wearing uniform. It means more than itself. It shows who I am. But the most important thing is that I don't need to consider what I will put on every morning. So the same can be said for our job. Also, some formal clothes are beautiful. May be my opinion is somewhat childish. Beacuse I am just a student now.^0^
@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
15 Aug 08
I'm one of those who still hate wearing formal clothes. I think this is because I've been so used to the night shift schedule and it was very comfortable just to wear casual clothes. Denims and stuff, since we didn't have to face clients around that time as it was mainly on online research. I think I can accept the formal clothes rule, just not the uniform rule. Ugh.
@rosedust82 (2074)
• Philippines
15 Aug 08
I guess it depends on the job that you have. If the company is a little laid back (like ours), we can actually wear something casual to work. However, if it's a business meeting or if I have to train people, I wear business attire. It makes people look more professional. Especially with the work that I have, I deal with different types of people from all walks and status levels. So, it actually lends me a little comfort that I can actually look smart and talk smart at the same time. Whenever I train, I am representing my company thus I want people to think of it as a "professionally laid-back" company.
• Philippines
15 Aug 08
I agree with you. If people are wearing clothes where they are comfortable of wearing they can work harder. I think people with serious business from other company should be hte one who will wear formal clothes. But only for the day that they have business meetings.
@jeanchia (138)
• Malaysia
15 Aug 08
it really depends on the nature of that business. If we were to meet clients, i think it is more appropriate to dress our best. If we take the effort to dress better, it means we respect that particular person or peoples. Wearing casual should be okay on friday. It is what most company implementing: Casual Wears on Friday. :)
@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
15 Aug 08
Here in our office there is no dress code since we don't actually see the clients we are engaging with. Also it actually helps us to be more comfortable and thus more productive. Sometimes it's my choice too that I don't wear something very casual for work because people from the other offices might think I'm not professional enough.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
14 Aug 08
It really depends on the dress code at work. Or if they have one. Casual dress can mean different things at different companies. I once worked at an office that only had casual Friday. Then you could wear jeans and a polo shirt. Now I work from home. So it doesn't really matter.
@SHAMRACK (8532)
• India
14 Aug 08
Dear friend, I hope if we have obey the rules of office I hope it would be better. Another side is the efficiency in work and dress. If a well dress person do not know how to work hope then the dressing for work is of no use. Hence I feel the work is important and dressing is getting impression from others from the first look or approach. As some may calculate by dress, some may by the looks,some may by the way one behaves so on. But in office I hope it is work and relationship with others is better to be upheld for the betterment of the staff and office. May be dressing code if necessary could also be adjusted for the benefit of better office work.
@tinkerick (1256)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I think Cortjo nails it. Being comfortable can lead to being TOO comfortable and getting lazy. Dress code helps remind us we're at a job, and there's things to be done. Also many business need the professional appearance. That's why salespeople almost always look nice and formal. They have to impress on sight. As for internally, many businesses do allow a more casual dress code within limits. Others have one day of the week (i.e. Casual Friday) where everyone can dress down and relax a bit. So it really is an individual/company based decision.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I actually don't know. I think you raise a good point. But, you also have to ask, if someone is too comfortable might they get a bit lazy? Ok, that being asked...my office is casual. I can wear whatever I want to. Within reason of course. No bell exposing tops. I can wear shorts or capris and any kind of top I want to as long as it isn't too revealing. I have never been told that my wardrobe is wrong. My bosses just don't care. They are very casual themselves. Shorts, t-shirt, flip flops or sandals in the summer and jeans and a sweater in the winter. They have both even worn baseball caps here before. I wore one once only because I was sick as a dog and I rarely take a sick day (maybe 3 in the 6 years I have been here) and I just didn't feel like getting all dolled up with hair and makeup when it was all going to look like crap by the end of the day with all the tissues I was using and my eyes watering up all day long. So, I wore a baseball cap one day and no one said anything. The only time anyone ever got upset with what someone wore was when one of my ex-co-workers wore slippers to work one day. LOL! So, there are limits but, not many. As far as whether my comfort in this office makes me more productive...I don't know. Basically, when I have work to do, I do it, get it done and move on to the next thing. But, that is how I am. I don't like to let anything sit around waiting for me to get it done. But, I can see how it could make some more effective while making others a little more lazy. I guess, it all boils down to each individual person.
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
14 Aug 08
In my opinion it depends on the type of business. You wouldn't want to see attorneys dressed casually but in other businesses it's acceptable. When I worked at the college we had a semi-casual policy for the computer techs because the college was very uptight about dress, however, the techs sometimes had to deal with hardware so forcing them to wear a shirt and tie while moving equipment around was unreasonable. I work in a different industry now and we don't deal directly with customers on a face to face basis so we can wear pretty much what we want. I do agree that being able to dress more casually is more comfortable and also helps employees financially by not forcing them to maintain a separate wardrobe for work.
• United States
14 Aug 08
It may not be the person that decides how they are to dress.A lot of jobs require a professional look.Banks for instance. How would you feel if you went into a bank and the person you were to hand over $4,ooo to was wearing shorts and a tee with a backward cap?I personally don't care what people wear to work but society has its way of telling us how we are supposed to appear and a lot of people and businesses tend to either agree or just go with the flow.I don't work other than being a homemaker.That is enough job for me. I get to wear whatever I want and I like it.