What's your job's dress code?

@maezee (27830)
United States
February 10, 2009 7:48pm CST
What are you allowed to wear at work, and what are you not? Do you enjoy wearing the uniform you do, or would you prefer to be able to have a more lax dress code? At my work, I have to wear dress pants (or dress skirts) with the uniform polo or sweater. It's not very confining, and I really don't mind it. What about you?
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
11 Feb 09
Its formal and we can be casual on Fridays only. Its more relax for girls. For males only one formal dress. A formal shirt and pant. We can use Suits also! But for girls there are many things to wear.
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@maezee (27830)
• United States
11 Feb 09
I agree, a lot of the time it's harder for men to be more "creative" with what they wear, whereas women can usually find a way to personalize their uniform. Good answer! Thanks for responding! :)
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
18 Feb 09
I believe you are a girl and you have more option than I have as a male. Well, thanks for the comments, I felt that you awarded me a BR!^^
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@jammyt (2824)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
We have a uniform that we wear Monday to Thursday. Each day has a different look. On Fridays, we can wear something casual but round neck shirts are not allowed. For Saturdays, the same with Friday. It actually reduces costs on our end as we don't have to think of what to wear at all except for Fridays and Saturdays ... plus shopping isn't a top priority on the list.LOL!
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@maezee (27830)
• United States
11 Feb 09
Wow! That's really cool & unique sounding. I would love to have a little more variety in my work uniform. Very cool! Thanks for answering! :)
@raynejasper (2326)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
..We have a uniform of slacks and blouse in our company. I don't mind it.. It doesn't matter. What matters is, I have a good job. At least they gave nice compensations and benefits too..
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@maezee (27830)
• United States
11 Feb 09
That's nice. Although I don't get any benefits at my work, I don't mind the lax uniform policy, either. Thanks for responding!
@coolcoder (2022)
• United States
22 Apr 09
Since I hope to get a job as a medical coder in a hospital after graduating in June, I'm hoping that I get to wear scrubs. It'll save a lot of time trying to figure out what to wear each day. :)
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@maezee (27830)
• United States
25 Apr 09
That's true! Good point!
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
21 Apr 09
We do not have any dress code or uniform in our company, for my boss, performance is more important no matter what you wear. I used to wear polos and slacks when I started working, then it eventually evolved to jeans, then to t-shirts and blouses then to flipflops I like to wear comfortable clothes while working, it makes it easier to move around.
@maezee (27830)
• United States
22 Apr 09
That sounds awesome! I wish all jobs were like that.
11 Feb 09
It's good to have a uniform at job as it leaves the confusion of what to wear in the morning. But if you have to wear the same dress everyday, it's little boring. There should be some relaxation like you have to wear trousers of certain colours on these days and other colours on other days . I mean there should be some variety in the dress also.
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@maezee (27830)
• United States
18 Feb 09
I still try to "mix it up" while I'm at work; they allow us only to wear dress pants, but sometimes I wear black dress pants, on some days brown, on others grey, and so on. :) It's not much, but it helps break up the monotony. Thanks for your response!
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
well my work requires to be formal anytime as we are on sales. but we are not force to use skirt...so i wear pants all the time and it feels so comfortable and free to move around.
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@maezee (27830)
• United States
11 Feb 09
That makes sense. The dress pants I own are also comfortable, thankfully. Thanks for the answer!
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
11 Feb 09
Hi dear well we dont have any tough dress code sure we are not allowed to wear shorts at Work, but we can wear Jeans, trouser , anything we like but sure decent in production we do have dress code to have uniformity, but not in office Take care
@maezee (27830)
• United States
18 Feb 09
Thanks for responding. That sounds nice!
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
18 Feb 09
U r welcome Take care
@jesssp (2743)
• Canada
11 Feb 09
Ours is pretty casual. It's a shop so it isn't the sort of place customers expect the employees to be dressed up. I work in the office and just wear dress pants or khakis - anything but jeans, really - and an 'office casual' top. Usually a sweater in the winter and a dressier T or sleeveless top in the summer. We had one girl who worked there for a little over a month (thankfully not any longer) who wore fluorescent colored bras under halter tops so you could see the straps (and the bra always clashed with the top). She also wore ill fitting dress pants that looked like track pants and grubby pink garden clogs. It was beyond terrible.
@jojoba (40)
• Lithuania
11 Feb 09
Did smb tell that girl that her way of dressing wasn't appropriate for the office? Sometimes, it is impossible to notice that you are doing smth wrong.. For example, if all her friends were dressing like that, she could think she looked great ;)
@jesssp (2743)
• Canada
11 Feb 09
She was fired for other reasons before anyone had to get into the issue of not dressing appropriately. But you're right, she didn't see anything wrong with it. Definitely not the most professional person!
@rebelmel (1390)
• United States
22 Apr 09
I actually have no dresscode for work. I am allowed to wear whatever I want to work, but I try my hardest to make myself look nice. I usually wear leggings and a long shirt, or dresses. I don't wear jeans too often regularly anyway, because I am really skinny and cannot find ones that fit me. I like that I can wear whatever I would like to work.
@maezee (27830)
• United States
25 Apr 09
I don't really understand how you can't find jeans that fit you, considering usually skinny girls have no problem finding jeans, and it's the bigger girls who get frustrated. But to each's own. It's nice that you get to pick what you wear.