(Closed) ..and you thought your dress code was strict!

posted 10 years ago in Career
  • poll: How strict is your dress code at work?

    Very Strict. My employer insists on having a high standard for appearance.

    Moderately Strict. Usually everyone dresses business casual and follows most of the rules.

    We have a dress code in place, but it looks more like casual friday all the time.

    What dress code?

  • Post # 17
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    Helper bee

    I work in an engineering firm. Their policy is that people work better when they are comfortable…so everyone wears to jeans to work everyday, unless we have a meeting. 

    Post # 18
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We have a dress code…which I rarely follow. I am a jeans girl and I try to wear them a few times a week. I usually wear a dressy top or a blazer of some type and I sit behind a desk so people generally don’t notice the jeans. My dept is pretty lax about the dress code. As long as we don’t get any more casual than jeans and a button down we are good. 

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee

    I work with at-risk teenagers, so hoodies and jeans are appropriate at my workplace. 

    I had a congressional internship this summer, and I really grew to love dressing up every day. I can’t wait until I have a big-kid job and get to pull out my suits again.

    Post # 20
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Dress code where I work is standard Military attire. Though I am a civi and civis here dress terrible! Any given day I will look better dressed than most of the civi population here. I wish there was a better dress code for us so people would look more presentable. General population at my work place is old or, VERY old (55+ on average!!!) They are all bent out of shape and wearing clothes they all bought in the 70s which do not fit at all and you can see all kinds of parts hanging out from everywhere at any given time. This is NOT an exaggeration. If anything, this sounds toned down instead.

    So gimme that UBS dresscode. I’ll take it! Cry

    Post # 21
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    what BS, if my boss asked what color undies i was wearing he’d get smacked with a harassment complaint and FH’s fist (repeatedly)! lol. we wear suits or business casual, depending on what’s going on. i know boss man has said wont let us go to certain meetings unless we’re in business attire. one of my former coworkers would keep a loony toons tie in his desk and put it on for meetings – drove our boss crazy!!

    Post # 22
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    No dress code at all! Jeans and comfy shoes every day for me. Love it! Some people take it to far, though. Quite a few people here wear athletic gear all the time to work. And the sweatpants…oh gosh…and guys wear shorts in the summer and flip flops are everywhere. It’s way casual.

    Post # 23
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    Bee Keeper

    I WISH more businesses had a dress code. In our office, tho we all wore uniforms, they had to be pressed,shoes polished, no nails longer than the pads of the fingertips, no multiple earrings,limited jewelry, no heavy perfume…..we’ve had students come through on  rotation that would never have been hired due to sloppy appearance and poor hygiene. One of the older bosses even tried to get a few front desk people to wear lipstick too and even brought in lint rollers as some were always covered in dog hairs (and this was a dental office, not a vet’s).  

    Post # 24
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

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    @Sasha2011: lol! dress blues all around me today (i’m a civi too) :]. i agree though, in my office we all dress up, but many people in our branch outside of our office wear jeans and t-shirts everyday, and in one of my old orgs jeans were pretty commonplace. oh, and our deputy director rocks 90s power suits. x_x

    Post # 25
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We have a dress code, it isn’t that strict but I’m glad we have one. I was secomded to an office that was a lot more lax about it and I found myself becoming a bit of a slob. Didn’t like that at all.

    Post # 26
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    Bee Keeper

    We’re “business casual” during the school year but the summer dress code is simply not trashy no exposed bra straps, no short shorts, etc.

    Post # 28
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    @mrs.peters.to.be: It sounds like our jobs are exactly the same!

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have a formal dress code similar to UBS’.

    The details may sound a bit crazy but when you have such a huge population of employees, like they do, they have to really spell it out so that it’s followed uniformly across the organziation.

    Many large corporations used to be that strict in the 80s, early 90s.

    Personally, I like having a dress code. It keeps things professional and I don’t have to think too much about what to wear. I only get frustrated in some stores when the skirts are too short and the blouses too low cut!

    Post # 30
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    No real dress code for me either. I usually wear dress pants and a cute top or sweater, sometimes jeans.  I usually try to dress up more if I have a consultation though 🙂 Then I wear a dress and heels, or slacks and heels.

    Post # 31
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    we don’t have an official dress code but most people wear business casual.  There are a couple people who seem to think its okay to wear jeans and/or sneakers on a daily basis!  I usually wear nice slacks, cute flats and a sweater or cute top.

    OK I suppose if you’re 9 months pregnant I’ll give you a break and you can be more casual – but that baby is 6 months old now! Get with the program!

    If it’s a work day before a holiday or a snow day it’s an unspoken rule that its okay to come in casual clothes like jeans, sneakers and a company tee.

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