Working from home- what are you wearing?

posted 2 weeks ago in Career
Post # 2
748 posts
Busy bee

Leggings, t-shirts, and sweatshirts. A pregnant woman’s dream. Of course all of the professional maternity clothes I bought are not being worn, but this is worth it. I’ve only had few video meetings and have thrown on a nice blouse for them.

Post # 3
444 posts
Helper bee

I work for a global company that has always interacted remotely / via technology.  We generally use Skype, and thankfully we all just use still pictures, not video.  Therefore, I can wear whatever, and if I have an early meeting or a lot on my plate, I may delay my morning workout til noontime, which means I’m sitting in whatever I slept in until then.   If I’m up, showered and dressed first thing, it’s casual clothes, no makeup.  

I like the flexibility, but I do need to start paying attention to making sure I don’t take it to the extreme….my husband is enormously kind and would never say a word, but I suppose he deserves to come home (he still leaves for work) to someone at least attempting to look pretty now and then!  

Post # 4
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Definitely lounge clothes. Sweats, sweatshirts, t-shirts, leggings, running shorts, etc. I generally throw my hair in a bun and put on a tiny bit of makeup. I make sure my tops are plain, so they look fine from the boobs up on camera. 

Being able to dress down has been AMAZING. I haven’t worn a real bra since March 15. I usually buy myself a few nice new things for the summer in April, and I went bananas buying new bralettes and lounge clothes from American Eagle’s online sale last month. 

Post # 5
7165 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I’m ashamed of myself. I wear lounge clothes except when I have a meeting during which I must have my camera on. I don’t “see” students daily, but I post videos and exercises. So on days when I have live meets, I shower and get ready as normal and dress well. I have my in-person meets and film video explanations and segments I want to post later. The following day? Sweats and a messy bun.

Post # 6
5363 posts
Bee Keeper

Sweat pants,  lounge shorts and hoodies. A nice shirt if theres a Zoom. 

Or yoga pants or leggings. I love loungewear and would wear it all the time if I could. 

I also wear no makeup no you’d think my skin would be better but it’s breaking out pretty regularly right now. 

Post # 7
3971 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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@amyngreg:  Leggings every day or black jeggins if I’m feeling fancy. Always a nice top and sweater because I have Zoom meetings most days. I have worn nice tops with blazers for recorded workshops that I hosted. 

Post # 8
9940 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

I’ve had a lot of zoom meetings. The amount of effort I put in for them has drastically decreased as the quarantine has gone on lol

Leggings every day, regardless. Usually a tank top with a big comfy sweater over. If I have a meeting, I’ll throw on a turtleneck or zip up casual jacket.


Post # 9
6918 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I was working from home before the quarantine so my routine is very similar, but I’m wearing fewer gym clothes since the gyms are shut down and I can’t go to my morning spin and yoga classes.

a nice T-shirt and leggings is my uniform. long sleeved or with a sweater on cooler days and more of a tank top on hot days.

Post # 10
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

Leggings, sweatpants, t-shirts, totally relaxed clothing. It’s funny because during our zoom meetings at the beginning of the shutdown, my boss was still wearing suits to the meetings and saying he did it to stay in his routine. Now he’s wearing t-shirts and jeans/sweats like the rest of us. He did hold out for the first two weeks before giving up, though.

I’ve absolutely loved it! I’m not looking forward to having to go back to wearing work clothes.

Post # 11
4902 posts
Honey bee

Despite reading articles on productivity and working from home that say you should dress like you’re going to office, I’ve been doing workout clothes (which amounts to yoga pants, sports bra, and a t-shirt in a wicking material) so that I don’t have an excuse to not walk or do a short workout during my breaks/lunch.  My workplace doesn’t do video-conferencing though, so I’d probably dress up more if we did (by dress up, my workplace is business casual allowing jeans so really we’re just talking about maybe wearing jeans or a maxi skirt and a slightly nicer t-shirt).  

As for the “getting up to get a drink of water” problem, I solved that by keeping a Brita pitcher at my table and refilling my glass from that (I’ve had to videoconference for classes).

Post # 12
8967 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Leggings, tank tops, and open front cardigans. I’m 38 weeks pregnant and SO over it so I’d probably be not much better in the office at this point except that I’d have shoes on lol. I’m showered and have my hair kempt, but no makeup. I don’t wear a ton of makeup typically anyway and the “touch up my appearance” filter on zoom is enough for me. I also have only been videoconferencing with my co-workers – if I had to connect with clients I would put on a blouse and a little makeup probably, but literally nothing will get me to put on anything besides leggings on the bottom half of me hahaha

Post # 13
4924 posts
Honey bee

I have many cotton house dresses (dress lounge wear?, not sure what to call it exactly) in various solids and prints (not the grandma style) that I wear only for the house and I have been living on those since March. We never havre to do video calls or anything like that thankfully. Just phone calls. Oh and of course, flip flop house slippers! Cooler days, I just put a robe over.

No makeup, hair always tied back and in a long thick braid with headband to keep hair completely out of face and glasses. 

What can I say? I’m lazy AF!

Post # 14
8967 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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@annabananabee:  “Despite reading articles on productivity and working from home that say you should dress like you’re going to office”

I think for me the biggest thing to help my productivity isn’t so much what I wear, but that I change out of what I slept in. It helps me make the transition from sleepy home time to functional human time. My toddler called me out for wearing “jammies” all day and I had to explain to her that black yoga/sweatpants are totally different from slim black leggings. C’mon kid. I also do add on a bra – perky boobs = perky brain! 

Post # 15
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Jammies!! I am just rotating through my pajamas at an alarming rate, or leggings and hoodies. I love being able to shower them throw on some fresh jammies, kinda feels like vacation. Had a meeting with my CEO and board of directors the other day and we all just wore sweats to our zoom meeting, luckily my company has zero dress standard for our meetings 🤣 

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