Post # 16
Hodgy527: I work in a pretty stuffy environment, and it really depends on the shoes. Peep toe heels/pumps and wedges are fine. Open toe flat, stiletto-heeled and strappy sandals are a no-no. And of course nicely pedicured (not necessarily painted but clean, shaped/filed and moisturized) toenails are a must.
Post # 17
Personally, I don’t wear peep toe shoes because I have busted ass feet from years of pointe and horseback riding/owning horses. But tons of women at my work wear them and I see no issue with it at all!
Post # 18
Hodgy527: I work for a huge company (world wide) and you can wear open toe shoes as long as they are not flip flop like.
Post # 19
I don’t own any peep-toe shoes (I tend to avoid heels anyway), but I think those are fine in a professional environment. I would forgo open toe or strappy sandals, though. (My office doesn’t necessarily require nylons with skirts, but I wear pants 99.9% of the time, so it’s been a non-issue for me when picking shoes.)
Post # 20
I have observed that where I’m from, women who are higher in the corporate hierarchy are more daring style-wise: bolder colors, statement jewelry, etc. I guess the feeling is that they have consistently proven their credentials, skills and talents, and therefore are entitled to break some rules. Those who have not yet reached those higher leves, on the other hand, are somewhat expected to follow the unwritten rules.
Post # 21
I would say it depends on the environment. I went on an interview for a job and noticed a lady wearing like shoes I would wear for a wedding. Needless to say I ended up wearing a uniform because people could not dress appropriatly and the salesmen could not stop staring and sell cars.
Post # 22
Thong sandals are probably out, but a tasteful open-toed shoe seems reasonable in the office.
Post # 23
I agree with a PP who said they learned to wear nylons, and those look dumb with a peep toed shoe. However, I live in an area where in summer it is basically unbearable to wear nylons. I have definitely worn open toed shoes to work when I’m not wearing tights and I think it’s okay then. I just like to make sure that the polish on my toenails looks good and isn’t chipped.
Post # 24
My office doesn’t doesn’t seem to care. We wear jeans, leggings, bright colored shoes, open toed.
God I love my job.
Post # 25
Really depends on the office. I am in Australia and nobody would think twice about this. We do not always wear hose as during summer it is rediculously hot. I guess it would be different if you worked for a major bank or something.
I now work in mining and wear steel caps every day.
Post # 26
I think I may have been conditioned to think the same. I do not, and would not wear open toes to work. I wear black trouser socks and black patent leather flats or heels. Even if it’s casual day (I’m a therapist in a school). I also grew up being told no open toed shoes for safety reasons.
Post # 27
I work right outside of downtown in an office and wear skinny jeans and sandals to work. But I feel so out of place and unprofessional when i walk through downtown and see ladies wearing business clothing. On the flip side, my office and others in our industry seem to be very casual.
Post # 28
I’m in engineering/it. Our office is really laid back, young, And hip lol. At my previous job I dressed in business attire with no open toes. Now I am like SJP in sex and the city lol. I don’t see a problem with wearing a nice business outfit and some open toed shoes. I’ve seen far worse than toes in offices…
Post # 29
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fit4life: I never thought I’d see engineering and hip in the same paragraph LOL. I work in engineering, although im in marketing. Our office is very casual. I generally see a mix of khakis, polos/button downs, and jeans. Guys have it so easy!
Post # 30
Open-toed shoes are a big no-no for us lawyers — at least where I worked.