We’ve been curious about this for a while — ever since we advised that a collared shirt should always stay IN if you’re wearing a suit, and numerous readers wrote to say that they had always been advised (by various career counselors) to wear their collars out. So we thought we’d take a poll. For … Read More about Poll: When Wearing a Collared Shirt and Blazer, Does the Collar Go Out or In?
A while back, someone commented that instead of nude hose they wore nude fishnets in the summer. This piqued our curiosity, so we thought we’d take a poll: CAN fishnets be worn at a conservative job?
Last week, we were surprised to see comments saying that a t-shirt is not appropriate to be worn beneath a suit, and we thought, a) perhaps we’re talking about different things, or b) perhaps we’re terribly wrong. So we thought we’d explore. For our $.02: Agreed, agreed, you can’t wear a Yeah Yeah Yeahs concert … Read More about Poll – How Casual A T-shirt Can Be Worn Beneath a Suit?
Some have raised doubts about our TPS reports that feature a silk dress. We think the concerns come from the fact that some cheaper silks can be almost sheer — they can show VPLs; they show sweat like nobody’s business; they wrinkle easily; there are static electricity problems if you’re wearing hose. (To which we … Read More about Poll: Are silk dresses appropriate for the office?
We’ve been seeing lots of reports of trends and — as is far too common! — we’ve been rolling our eyes at the prospect of wearing any of them to work. We thought we’d take a poll… First up: a brief overview of some of the trends we’ve seen reported in multiple places. The boyfriend … Read More about Poll: Which Spring 2009 Trend Will You Wear to Work?
This has come up a few times with regard to the TPS reports, and one of our readers suggested we take a poll on it — which we enthusiastically agree with. Are all sheer fabrics bad for the office, such as chiffon, slightly sheer silk and jersey, and so forth? 2012 Update: You may want … Read More about Poll: Are all sheer blouses bad for the office?
About a week and a half ago, we asked a pivotal question: at what point does a high heel become TOO high for work? As always, the poll is still open, but the initial results are in: – 44% of readers said a medium heel height was most appropriate for work — 3.5″ being the … Read More about Poll Results: Towering Heels
Our readers are thinking along similar lines, because a second reader wrote in to wonder if there is a limit on how high a shoe can be before it’s unacceptable for work. I recently bought some shoes, including these (pictured) (3″ black patent with tweed edging–for $30, I figured why not). When I tried them … Read More about Poll: How High is Too High?
Obviously, miniskirts are not office-wear. However, about a week ago, we asked when — and if — miniskirts become inappropriate even on the weekends if you’re a serious, professional woman. As always, the poll is still open, but the initial results are in: 40% said the miniskirt question came down to a woman’s legs: if … Read More about Poll Results – Maybe Miniskirts Aren’t Weekend Wear, Either
Hopefully, no one thinks that miniskirts are a DO for the office. (See our prior poll on this here and here.) But a reader posed this question in comments, and we think it’s a good one: does a time come in a woman’s life — a serious, professional woman’s life — at which it is … Read More about Poll: When Do Miniskirts Become a Don’t, Even Outside the Office?
We live in scary times. Every day there are thousands of people laid off, from law firms and banks and every company imaginable. The Wall Street Journal tells us that young women are more vulnerable to layoffs. If you’re slightly lucky, your company is ‘fessing up to the fact that the layoffs are economy based, … Read More about Poll – You’ve Kept Your Job, But How to Handle Your Colleagues Who Didn’t?
Somehow, we made it all the way through the election without discussing this: Is it still inappropriate to talk about politics in the office? Sure, places like Fundrace let you know who gave what — and to whom — so the political leanings of your coworkers are much more out-in-the open. Still, the office can … Read More about Poll — Are politics still taboo at the office?