early last month, i was alerted to a news article in the toronto star about summer dress code for the office that was enough to spark days of debate.
Here are some of the highlights from the article:
- Yes to jeans as long as they are not torn or distressed.
- Yes to polo shirts, casual shirts and T-shirts.
- No to bare shoulders or midriffs (read: no tank tops, muscle shirts, camisoles, halter tops, spaghetti straps, and crop tops)
- No to low-rise pants.
- No minidresses.
- Yes to casual dresses and skirts with ‘appropriate’ hemlines.
- Yes to sleeveless dresses (exception to the ‘no’ bare shoulder rule above).
- No miniskirts/dresses and dresses with spaghetti straps.
- Yes to tailored walking shorts. No to booty shorts (or shorts that are are perceived as distracting or revealing).
- Yes to loafers, sandals and “presentable sports shoes” (think that means dirty sneakers are a ‘no’….)
what do you think of having a written dress code for the office?