(Closed) Do you have a dress code at work?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 77
2268 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m a Nanny/Governess so I don’t have a dress code – most days I wear leggings and an oversized t-shirt, sweat pants and a singlet etc. nothing fancy. When we have ‘town days’ I wear jeans or shorts and a nice, fitted t-shirt, but it’s not required.

Post # 78
1344 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

We have uniform scrubs. They’re an awful blue with the logo of our company on the left breast. They only allow one brand of scrubs too, and we all hate the brand, so it sucks.

Post # 79
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m an engineer in a small office with mostly guys. I dress nicer than most everyone (except the sales guys who wear suits a lot) but it’s not required. The office is really laid back, the guys usually wear jeans or khakis and a polo. The only thing really frowned on are shorts and flip flops. I wear dresses and heels most of the time because I like to feel pretty. 🙂 But I go through phases of wearing jeans every day. 

Post # 80
330 posts
Helper bee

Wow! There are a lot of teachers on here!! Anyways, I’m a lawyer… nuff said. lol

Post # 81
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m an accountant but I work for a smaller family owned company so we really don’t have a dress code.  Most days I wear khakis or casual pants; once in a while I wear jeans.  They have some rules for the summer in that you cannot wear tank tops or tops with spaghetti straps, or shorts.  Otherwise, pretty much anything goes.

Post # 82
1311 posts
Bumble bee

I work in finance (specifically a bank), and the official rule is “business casual”, but everyone’s always dressed to the nines – especially when I was working in a branch, because branches are client-facing.

I’m now working at head office in the financial district, so people look super polished everywhere – suits all the way, ironed & starched shirts, etc.  I usually wear trousers or skirts with blouses or other suitable work tops, and I change into slammin’ stiletto pumps as soon as I get to the office.  I enjoy being in this environment, but building a work wardrobe can be pricey and I have to think about what to wear every day.

I have an aunt who works in a similar setting (well, actually, she works for a prestigious investment bank as a very senior executive), and she says that she makes it a priority to look her best, and to look powerful, every day.  I’m slowly building my wardrobe so that I can do the same!

Speaking of which, I once worked for a dinky, small company that had pretty strict rules about attire.  If you wear sleeveless tops the straps have to be at least 3 fingers wide, skirts have to be a certain length, etc.  I’ve never heard of such specific rules in bigger organizations – it makes me wonder what happened in the past for them to put such specific, strict rules in place!

ETA: We had occasional Casual Fridays for A Cause at the branch but the not everyone participated – particularly not the people who were making the most money.  In my current job, I’ve seen people on other floors wear jeans on Fridays but it doesn’t seem to be done on my floor!

Post # 83
2490 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Business casual Mon-Thur and casual (jeans) on Friday’s

ETA: I work at an oil and gas company and I do like the dress code. Leggings and boots are defnitely accepted so really, I can look dressed up for work but still feel like I’m at home chilling lol.


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