What should I do when my colleagues, on finding me wearing new dresses to work, are greeting me with "Happy birthday" everyday in a sarcastic way?
I am just mix and matching my attire in a formal way. I agree that I look good, on top of my clothes being simple and apt, it adds beauty to it. I work for Indian MNC firm and I strictly follow the office dress code. But the team I work with must think that I look attractive and they make comments about how I am wasting half my salary on my clothing, which is none of their business.
I never utter a single word, instead I give a smile and move away to my desk, but this is going on daily. During client visits I also wear formal trousers, a shirt and a blazer on it, paired with nice shoes, and it makes them feel that I am trying to look attractive and draw attention. I observed that none of them wore anything which could be considered formal, and few come in casuals at times (which I don't even comment about).
I am stressed out because of these comments that I am hearing even when I am in complete formal attire.