Is it professional to go sleeveless at the office — even if you don’t have perfect arms? When you want to bare your arms at your sleeveless-is-acceptable office, is it worth considering other people’s potential reactions if you don’t exactly have Michelle Obama arms to show off? Do people adjust their expectations of what’s “appropriate” when considering coworkers of … Read More about The Sleeveless Professional: Body Types, Bare Arms, and Expectations
Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Sleeveless Cowl Knit Shirt
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We are loving this sleeveless cowl knit shirt — it strikes us as elegant and stylish, but still totally appropriate for the office — we particularly like the scarf-like quality to the cowl. It’s available in eggplant (pictured), “dark walrus” … Read More about Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Sleeveless Cowl Knit Shirt
Sheer, Strappy Camisoles — Are They a Don’t?
We were a bit flummoxed when we got this e-mail: I am an attorney and I just recently bought a super cute camisole from JCrew to go with a new light summer suit. The problem is, I don’t know what to wear underneath it because it is a little sheer. I assume I will be … Read More about Sheer, Strappy Camisoles — Are They a Don’t?
Reader Mail: How “covered” must your arms be?
Today’s reader mail comes from someone curious about the “no bare arms” rule… I’m soon going to be a summer associate at a relatively conservative NYC law firm (not business formal, but a notch below), and I was wondering what you specifically mean by “no bare arms.” While I’m obviously not going to go sleeveless, … Read More about Reader Mail: How “covered” must your arms be?