(Closed) Have you ever gotten to work and realized that you look ridiculous?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
3774 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

Believe it or not, one time I managed to make it to work without realizing I forgot to wear a bra!  I don’t know what was going on that day.  Needless to say, it was a short workday for me.

Post # 4
275 posts
Helper bee

@MrsFuzzyFace: oh no!!

Their was a week where I could not get it together and showed up to work with my shirt or sweater inside out.

Post # 5
2424 posts
Buzzing bee

This happens to me about once a month. I tend to get ready quickly in the morning so I don’t always notice how I look. I’ve worn shirts backwards on a number of occassions and accidently warn (clean) clothes that happen to have stains or small holes that I’d never noticed before. 

Post # 6
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Never work, but college… I accidentally dressed as a pirate. Seriously. I am *not* a morning person, but I had an early lecture. No, I had very short, dark red hair at this point  So I put on ox-blood red pointed boots that I loved, dark fitted jeans and a white shirt. As I was leaving the house I realised there was a rip in the back pocket of the jeans but I was running late so I just grabbed a (in retrospect fairly piratically multicoloured) scarf and tied it around my waist.


Anyway, off I went – I thought I looked quite nice, by the way – but when I arrived at my class, one of my friends looked me up and down, kind of puzzled, and asked me why I was dressed as a pirate. I’ve never quite lived it down.

Post # 7
2424 posts
Buzzing bee

Oh, to make you feel better, I wore my dress backwards at my bridal shower. No one really noticed but I definitely felt like a moron. In the pictures you can tell when I fixed it.

Post # 8
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Presentation day – had to be pretty formal so I wear black shoes, black jacket, and what I swore when I left were black pants (they weren’t). Not tragic, but certainly noticable, and it made me look a little clueless

Post # 9
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I once went to work with my shirt on inside out. I didn’t notice until dinner that evening. It was pretty awesome and I was upset when I finally realized it after I had gone about a normal day that no one said anything. 

Post # 10
3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Most days I manage to make myself look like a fool.

Usually, the days I feel most like an idiot, are the days I try really hard to look cute. I admit, I’m a terrible shopper. I buy jeans and t-shirt and think that should be my work attire. However, it’s not, so I’m forced to buy dress pants and dress shirts. I HATE collars, they make me feel like I’m going to suffocate. So I’m stuck with sweaters and uh… fancy t-shirt? or silky tank tops with cardigans?

Anyway, on the rare occasion I’ll try to be adventurous and buy something out of my comfort zone. Like one of those sweaters that only comes down past your boobs and has two little buttons, and 3/4 length sleeves, that are scrunched up (do you know what I mean?) and then I get to work and feel like a ruffly clown. All. Day. Oh, and to top it off, I’ll match that little sweater (with a silky blouse) with a pair of pants that are a. too big for me and b. made of the most horrid fabric on the face of the earth, and swish when I walk. So, I’m a swishy ruffly clown.

I wish someone would just teach me how to dress myself.

Post # 11
5219 posts
Bee Keeper

LOL.. I spent all weekend at the lake and I am incredibly sunburned.. so this morning I was trying to go for a roomy top and a light cardigan.. yes, I look ridiculous, red… and about 30 pounds heavier because my clothes are so baggy! I just can stand anything to touch my skin at the moment!

Post # 12
811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’ve gone to work looking  rediculous MANY times.

However, the most classic moment I’ve ever experienced was the first day of my masters. I wore a really cute dress, denim jacket and flip flops. Not so disasterous you say? Well, the thong of my flip flop broke about 20 minutes into the day. Woooo! I then tried to staple the strap back onto my shoe…This lasted all of 20 minutes, it also managed to cut the skin inbetween my toes which began bleeding profusely. OH!

So, now I am walking around the halls meeting advisors in my department in bare feet trailing blood behind me. Classy.

Post # 13
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Thats me every work day. I don’t work in an office, I work at a daycare. Our only requirements are black pants and a purple top. I wear black stretchy yoga pants and a VS cotton top. I don’t fix my hair (ie. I put it up in a giant messy bun) and rarely put on makeup. Add to the fact that I have to open the center at 5am means I rarely if ever look good. One day I was at the mall and saw one of my families. I walked over to say hi and the mom didn’t even recognize me!

Post # 14
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

haha!  I work from home so sometimes I barely wear pants and a bra. 

Post # 15
2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Once, after being at work for half the day, I realized I had on one black shoe and one navy blue shoe.  They weren’t exactly alike either, though they were similar.  I don’t know if anyone noticed.  No one said anything.  I was teaching second grade then.  I think if one of the kids had noticed they would have certainly said something!  I felt self conscious and called my then husband and had him bring me the matching shoe I needed.  

Post # 16
4824 posts
Honey bee

I have worn two different colored shoes.

It was dark when I grabbed my shoes and put them on (DH was still sleeping). They were the same shoe, but different colors! I think black and blue.

oooops.  I wore it with pride! It was pretty amazing how few people noticed it once I mentioned it to them

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