Would You Rather Wear a Uniform or Business Casual?

@mchavez11 (1406)
Philippines
November 23, 2009 8:52pm CST
Working in a company has its own rules and policies. One of which is dress code. Like where I work, we are ask to wear business casual every weekdays and dress down on weekends. However, sometimes I find myself having a hard time coping up with their idea of wearing business casual especially during weekdays due to lack of time washing my trousers and slacks. That is why I prefer having a uniform which a company should provide in order to save my collection of clothing line for wearing out. How about you? Do you prefer wearing a uniform going to work or just using your own streamline of clothing that you purchased from you hard earned money?
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32 responses
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
Hi mchavez11. Wearing office uniforms would be more economical. However, I personally prefer to wear business casuals than office uniforms. This way, I could choose business clothes based on its style and comfort.
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
It depends. If the uniform looks good then I am going to wear it but if not then I will prefer wearing business casual rather than the uniform
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@cjfoust (614)
• United States
24 Nov 09
Where I work, we have to wear uniforms. I feel lucky though because it is a doctor's office and our "uniforms" are scrubs every day. It almost feels like I get to wear pajamas to work. They are very comfortable and they are provided to us for free. We get a new weeks worth of scrubs each year. I love my job and love what I have to wear. The only downfall is that I enjoy wearing scrubs so much Monday through Friday, it's hard to put jeans on on the weekends!
@khayshenz (1384)
• United States
24 Nov 09
I never had to wear uniform and I'm glad that my workplace is not too strict with the business casual code. In ordinary, non-meeting days, we typically just wear jeans. For me, polo shirts or dress shirt (tie is optional) and for women, just some nice blouse or top. Then I get to wear flip flops - though I leave my heels in my office. The only time we wear business clothes is for meeting with clients and what-not. You have to look professional when you meet with clients. I like my workplace - not too strict when it comes to dress code.
@Baluyadav (3643)
• India
24 Nov 09
Hi,mch,I am an independent and i have consultancy on biodiesel..when ever farmer wanted my services,then only i will go out side,may be 7-10 days at a stretch,otherwise,i will be at home only.During that job days,i wear dark color dresses,because,in field level,dresses may become spoil too early. http://www.newjatrophaworld.com Have a nice time.
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• Philippines
24 Nov 09
of course i like most to ware formal clothes, maybe people thought that waring a decent clothes do not represent who/what is really their personality ,however maybe due to have different perception of every body,maybe one of the best thing is that uniform or business casual represent that you have able to wear that clothes because you are qualified enough to have and show to others not in negative perspective but in a Positive way!!
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• Malaysia
25 Nov 09
Hi mchavez11, I think I agree with you. It is better to have a uniform because we can always wear the same clothes without washing for two consecutive days without anybody noticing or giving a bad comment. If we are not wearing uniforms, we have to purchase a lot of clothes because we don't want to wear the same outfit for two days in a row. And moreover we don't even want to wear the same outfit in the same week because many people have bad mouths, they will gossip about us from what we wear and all. If we use uniforms, it is enough if we only have 5 or 6 pairs the most. Most of us will only have 3. We can wash the same uniform yesterday, and wear it again tomorrow without any judgment from anybody because everyone else is wearing the same thing. Wearing uniforms also makes us become equal in standard so there is no competition. No competition in the means of dressing up and showing what we have in our clothes collection. This reduces the feelings of jealousy, sabotaj among workers because of envy and all the dirty feelings coming up from rivalry.
@cher913 (25782)
• Canada
25 Nov 09
i guess a uniform would be easier because sometimes it is hard to think of something to wear when you get up in the morning! we have business casual at work and jeans on fridays which is good.
@JenInTN (27514)
• United States
27 Nov 09
I wear a uniform where I work at. It's actually nice to have company provided uniforms versus my clothes and having to figure out what to wear everyday.
@magic9 (980)
• China
25 Nov 09
I would rather wear casual clothes. Now I am facing such problems. I am compelled to wear business suit at work. If I don't, I will be fined each day. The problem is that the company hasn't offered me a uniform at all but compells me to buy one suit myself for the time being. Yes, I am wearing a white shirt, black pants and black suit, dark brown high heeled shoes. still, the company demands me to buy the ordered suit from the company. I have to pay 200.00 yuan for it, that's 30USD. SO now, my own favorite clothes are laid off !
• United States
5 Jan 10
I prefer business casual. I like to be able to express my personality in the clothes I wear.
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
I was never fond of wearing uniform or even my ID. So I'd say I rather go with the business casual. From where I work though, simply casual is ok. No need to wear slacks and stuff. We can wear anything decent. After all, it is the quality of work that is important not the quality for clothes one will wear. Actually, I read in one book, dress code is one of the unneccessary rules that can be dropped in a company policy. It does not have any direct impact on quality of work unless of course if you are required to face clients often.
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@parpande (1515)
• Bangalore, India
29 Dec 15
@mchavez11 As soon as the dressing is under the threshold of casuals/informal I do not feel that there should be any dress code . At times , for certain roles that involves meeting with clients or business groups do need to pay a heed on get-up .
@anu5588 (94)
• Bangalore, India
30 Dec 15
In out Company we can wear anything we want to but it must not be so revaling as well as not that funky
@uicbear (1900)
• United States
24 Nov 09
I work in a health-care clinic, so we have to wear scrubs. Our company wants us to look somewhat like a team, so they actually provide us with some free scrubs a couple of times a year, which is very helpful. I love the fact that I don't have to come up with an outfit to wear every day. I much prefer a set uniform, where I don't have to think about it. The schools i went to growing up, also made us wear uniforms, and I was ok with it then as well.
@lindiebiz (1006)
• Canada
25 Nov 09
I don't mind the clothes I use for work as long as it looks good on me. I believe that dress code depends on the kind of office and what they do. I don't mind uniforms though sometimes it is cute
@Newpal (154)
• India
25 Nov 09
I will just look around .I will study the working environment and will try to find out what suits best.I all my co-workers wears uniform then it is not a big deal for me to wear uniform.If the dress code rule is not so strict the I would like to go for business casuals.
@Fulltank (2882)
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
We don't have a dress code in ours, so thats good for me as I hate wearing uniforms at work. As long as it is a decent one, then you are free to go inside the office. The only downtrend of it is that I have to buy several clothes a year because all my clothes are used almost every week. But better than wearing those semi-formal attire called uniforms.lol.
@allknowing (130113)
• India
25 Nov 09
I have had enough of uniforms during my school days and would any day sport my new outfits though casual that would break the monotony of seeing those uniforms not only on me but also on my other colleagues.
24 Nov 09
I prefer to have a uniform, cos first thing in the morning the last thing I want to do is have to make decisions on what to wear! Only thing I hate is all the rules that go with it, even a uniform policy someone got paid a shed of dosh to write that balony!, no strippey sox, no strange hair do's, no makeup statements! no personality! but hey rules are made to be broken right? lol!