Dress codes in the office you're working for...

casual dress - no dress code in the office
Philippines
March 1, 2007 3:44pm CST
I understand that there are some offices where a uniform or a corporate attire is required. Say teachers for instance, they really need to wear a decent uniform to make them appear really professional. And there are a lot more of these offices where by all means, employees need to dress up... but am glad am working in a call center company here wherein the management don't really make a big issue out of dress code. We are allowed to dress down and come to the office in casual attire. And I love it..I don't have to worry about spending too much for the uniforms, shoes, and all. The photo am attaching herein is actually taken today here in my workstation...lol am just wearing a halter blouse, jeans, and a pair of sandals...coz that's the usual stuffs I have and am comfortable wearing them at work...lol What about in the offices you're working for? do they really require you to dress up and come in a corporate uniform?
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@amministra (1046)
• Italy
2 Mar 07
I don't appreciate the uniforms, I prefer free suit
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• Singapore
2 Mar 07
I am working in the armed forces and of course dress code is a must. For us, strict discipline is enforced on our turnout and dressing. We have to be responsible for our appearance. Therefore, our uniforms must always be in tip top condition when going to our office and we should be fully equipped with our equipments when going out for trainings.
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2 Mar 07
My office requires us to dress appropriately. This is supposed to mean smart casual and they say that shoulders must be covered. This is a bit of a sore point as some people come in wearing short tops and show their belly, others show their shoulders and nothing is said. If we are working overtime on Sat we can wear jeans but they are considering changing this to smart casual as well. I think it we should be able to wear what we want as we dont have to face members of the public so its not like we are representing the firm so why does it matter what we wear.
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1 Mar 07
I started a new job today, after a couple of years of unemployment, and I chose my plain black suit with a smart shirt. Although I don't have to wear a uniform for work, I believe in looking professional and smart
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• Philippines
1 Mar 07
I got your point, recycledgoth...thanks for the response... :)
@blondbat (504)
• United States
2 Mar 07
When I have worked in an office environment, the dress code is usually the same - business attire except on Fridays then it is business casual/jeans with a few limitations. No ripped jeans, revealing tops (tanks, halters, etc.) There is a new wrinkle to that code where I work now. The president of the company (we are a small company) travels frequently. If he is out of the office on a Friday, casual day dress is allowed - jeans, etc. However if he is in the office, like today - no casual Friday. We can dress down but no denim, sneakers, etc. Business casual is the rule.
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• Canada
2 Mar 07
We had a dress code but because we work a rotating shift of 12hr and someone there 24/7 that one day as a joke we all wore our bedtime cloths to get managment to leave us alone. I wore my bathrobe and slippers to work that monday along with the rest of us who did it I ws told to take it off adn told my supervisor that i sleep commado adn had nothing on under it. Since then we have no dress code just be dressed adn they have given us a seperate entrance form the mamgment types.
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• India
2 Mar 07
power dressing - a man and a woman dressed in business suit.
i know through my friends that there is no dress code in call centres. but majority of the profession requires wearing a particular dress code. chefs in hotels wear chef-coats and chef caps which suits their profession. receptionists are too fromally dressed up in hotels as they have to directly interct with the guests. what i have learnt is that power dressing should be a must. introvert dressing diverts less attention and helps focus on the real job all the time in office. while doing a research on call centres i analysed that there are high attrition rates and one of the reason is the unprofessional environment created due to casual dressing, apart from several cases of poaching. i also have a dress-code at my office.it's a business suit as i have to meet lot of corporate clients.
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2 Mar 07
The dress code in my workplace is that some people wear uniform and the rest of us in the office where smart clothes, you don't have to wear a full suit, i.e trousers, shirt and tie are acceptable, but it varies from department to department, others don't have to wear a tie or even suit trousers.
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• India
2 Mar 07
I'm from India and majority of Indian companies/offices used to have a dress code to them. I too have a formal code which i like much.
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• Philippines
2 Mar 07
Here in our office, we do not have any dress codes either. We can even go to office in slippers! I love it here!
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@Ravian (51)
• Pakistan
2 Mar 07
yah i am stilll a student have to wear uniform everyday loz....
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Dress here where I work is business/casual.. Which means dress slacks, sweaters, suits, skirts, etc. On fridays it is casual so you can wear jeans.. You have to wear pantyhose at all times (women) and no open toed shoes or sandals- no flip flops. I am an accountant and work for a public company. The dress code changed about 6 months prior to me starting 6 years ago- It was just business (suits).. We deal with the public often. I spend alot of money on work clothes-- I'd rather wear jeans and a halter- : )
@Joey322 (272)
• United States
2 Mar 07
i've had both. i've worked in corporate offices that i had to wear business attire and now i work at a place that i can wear jeans and sneakers...it's great! i love knowing that i don't have to spend money on work clothes and play clothes. they are all the same! what a relief off of my bank account. takecare!
@ankit2584 (109)
• India
2 Mar 07
yes we do have a dress code but it is not that strict. thogh no tells us anyhitng if we are not in the dress code bu twe still stick to the dress code most of the times. Also we have a day when we are allowed not to follow the dress codes. so we dont require to dress up and comein a corporate uniform. But yes if we are to go for a meeting with the cleint a tie is a must along with the corporate uniform .so when we know there is going to be a meeting we dress up and come according to the requirements
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@aweins (4203)
• India
2 Mar 07
i use to work before marriage and there the dress code was dark blue trousers and white shirt. but it wasn't compulsary.only when people from headoffice use to visit us we were told to wear it, not otherwise.
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• India
2 Mar 07
i wore uniform to elementary school, my junior high school, my high school and even my college. and i dont intend to continue tht habit anymore. i prefer casuals for office and formals for occasions.
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@cdv102 (132)
• United States
2 Mar 07
No, thank goodness. I work in publishing and unless you're an editor or in publicity or sales--and would then have to meet with clients or authors--the dress is really casual. I mean, within reason, of course. You should never show up to work in ripped jeans or cutoff shorts or a miniskirt. You don't ever want to take it too far. And my boss doesn't like anyone wearing flip-flops to the office. But nice jeans, T-shirts, even occasional sneakers on a Friday is OK. I'm wearing jeans right now. Thank goodness the environment isn't more corporate. I'd hate to have to wear a three-piece suit every day.
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@atticus (1381)
• Italy
2 Mar 07
i still attend university,ppl don't vare much about dress code over there..:)...
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@clod0327 (817)
• Philippines
2 Mar 07
We really don't have a uniform but we are required to come to the office in business attire. We have external clients so we are required to look business like in front of our clients hence we are required to come in proper business attire for work. Although, on Friday we can dress down a little bit and we usually wear jeans or any comfortable clothes during Fridays.
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@lucie225 (157)
• United States
2 Mar 07
In my office I used to work for, I could dress as I wanted to just as long as it was tasteful. Nothing too revealing or anything like that. I think uniforms are outdated not unless you work for a plant of some kind. Then I belive there should be uniforms.
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