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Questions tagged [dress-code]

The rules about what clothes one can wear at the office.

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dress code IT banking/insurance

What is the dress code of IT leadership teams in banking/insurance UK for men? In my company, one of the largest in the UK, even the CTO wears jeans and a shirt. What is the case for an IT manager ...
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What should I do when colleagues keep commenting on my attire?

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....
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Would I outdress my boss and get bad looks? [duplicate]

I like clothing, fashion and style and cannot wait to buy an amazing suit with nice accessories. I worry I will ‘out-dress’ my future boss if I were to buy accessories like a Zegna tie and pocket ...
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How to talk to a coworker about not wearing shoes in the office

I have a new coworker who doesn't wear socks, and takes off his shoes in the office. This team is part of a major organization, on a client site, in a client building. Our HR department is located ...
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How to deal with boss asking employees to wear specific clothes when it is uncomfortable?

I am facing a difficult situation wherein my client visit is due over in next week. We have a formal dress code except on Fridays. On this day, my boss asked us to wear a Company T-Shirt that is ...
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How should I dress in a japanese company? [closed]

This summer I'll be doing an internship doing R&D (in computer science) in a japanese company. Right now I'm a CS student in college in a western country, so there is no dress code among the ...
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First job in an office, very small company, am I screwing up by overdressing?

First job in an office, not even a real job yet but it's paid and I have a very good chance at becoming full time in a few months - super small web based company right now with only 3 of us in house ...
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Is it within the rights of my employer to pose limits on personal appearance such as hair color for only certain people with similar positions?

I'm interested in changing my hair color to something a little outside of the norm, but I'm not 100% sure if it is ok for me to do so. When I was still a temp working for the company, I had been ...
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How do I respond to management ignoring offensive and/or highly inappropriate clothing?

I work for a big company. Recently our Indian co-workers visited our HQ in Germany (the location is important for the story). One of them decided to wear Hitler merchandise to work one day. It was ...
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Difficulty in following new dress code [closed]

The sixth form that I study at is joining (read being taken over by) a school's trust. They have decided to make the dress code significantly stricter. Currently, it is simply "business wear" but as ...
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Are skirt suits too formal for business casual?

I'm starting a tech internship next month and the dress code is business casual. I know it varies place to place, but in general are skirt suits too formal for a business casual dress code?
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Can a catering assistant be required to wear a skirt as part of a company-supplied uniform?

I've worked in my catering job for 11 years. We were tuped over to our present employer 5 years ago. We wear a uniform of trousers (provided by ourselves), polo shirt and apron provided by them for ...
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How should I address wearing a piercing to my boss after three months of working?

I started working as a programmer 3 months ago in a small company (only five persons, including my boss) in southern Germany. Usually I wear a piercing in my nasal septum, but for a more professional ...
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I'm one of three/four men at my office, but typically I'm the only one wearing a tie. Am I overdressing? [closed]

I work as an IT assistant for a medical supplies sales company, that's part of a small web of companies which includes different kinds of medical facilities. Our office is fairly female dominated, ...
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Complimented on my clothes, What is the recommended time before wearing them again?

I recently bought a new outfit for work. The first time I wore it, a coworker complimented me on it. The clothes are nothing special, but are of a style of which I have liked for many years. I would ...
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What is the appropriate attire for a workplace fundraising event? [closed]

I recently got an internship with a non-profit organization, and tonight they are hosting their annual fundraising event. As an intern, I will be participating in the evening dinner as well as helping ...
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Is it normal for a manager to laugh at new employees? [closed]

It's my first time posting on this forum. I was wondering what people's experiences have been when they asked their manager or superior about the dress code (usually right at the beginning when they ...
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Hair length as part of the dresscode

I was wondering if this is generally normal and accepted as part of the dress code. My employer has no real formal dress code outside of not wearing jeans and t-shirts with print on them, but they do ...
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Is it acceptable dress in formal attire for an interview? [closed]

Generally speaking, I've always heard that you should dress nicely for an interview. Most advice I've heard from is that business casual should be the most casual you dress and that business ...
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Are ties still worn with suits? [closed]

I live in Melbourne Australia, and one day I wore a suit and tie to work because I had to do my corporate photo. Whilst I was having lunch I took a look around (this is in the city) and I couldn't see ...
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Should a manager participate in Casual Friday dress code?

I am a team lead in a large company in the US. I have 15 direct reports. We do not interact with external customers. Our dress code is business casual. Very recently, Casual Friday was introduced. ...
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Wearing shirts with a corporate logo from former employer [closed]

In the course of my career as an engineer, working for a variety of employers, I have collected a variety of business casual shirts (both polo and button down) with the company logo of my employer at ...
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Is it professional to wear black ribbon at work?

I had a close relative has died few days ago. My family has a tradition of wearing black ribbon as a symbol of remembrance. I work at a large (1000+ employees) company in western/northern Europe and ...
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Boss said I'm being insubordinate for voicing my lack of desire to dress business casual

Edit: I am wearing business casual anyways, but was alarmed that I was told I was being insubordinate over my mention of comfort. TL;DR: Company encourages casual and comfortable wear, I get hot ...
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How to prevent anxiety in professional meetings with women [duplicate]

I often participate in international academic conferences where I have professional and research conversations with men and women. Some of the women are very pretty and scantily dressed. This makes me ...
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Dress code for garden party/networking activity

Context: North-America, hot summer, urban park, networking party. An international mid-size consulting company is inviting future graduates (Msc in E-business at a top tier school in the area) at a ...
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Can I ask a company about the dress code after the interview took place?

During my visit to the company/interview I saw different people wear different clothes, some were wearing formal clothes, and some not. I was so nervous that I totally forgot to ask the recruiter ...
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Dress code at an office in Finland [closed]

I am a Singaporean. I will be sent to Finland for training. I would like to know their dress code working at an office.
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How to dress professionally at high temperatures? [closed]

In summer, temperatures in your office might be very high. Do you have any hints for clothes that are both professional and comfortable in this situation? (See also this question for the case of low ...
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Dress code violations [closed]

Customer service is most important in sales. We have teams of 23 people working on the floor and 1 receptionist who has dressed like she really trying to get some attention from one of the 23 men ...
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Should an employer be required to provide well-fitting uniforms?

I work at a state park, and I am one of the few women that work here. Our uniforms are the same for the men and the women: dark green trousers and a khaki button up shirt. At first, I was upset that ...
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Is it good to overdress more than the first day of work? [duplicate]

The day of the job interview I went in a suit. The recruiter (whom is the boss there) complimented me on my professional look, but said that generally they dress casual at the office, and that they ...
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How to dress if there is no dress code?

I started working 2 months ago and my company doesn't have a dress code. Most of my colleagues come to work dressed in a very casual way. Just jeans and t-shirts, in some cases t-shirts with funny ...
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Pros and Cons of overdressing the mentioned interview attire for an interview [duplicate]

The interviewer has mentioned the attire for my interview - business casual - which is one notch below business. I am thinking of overdressing to the interview to show them a good first impression ...
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Are guys with long hair frowned upon in CIS/CS positions? [closed]

I'm currently in college and stuck between a CIS or CS major (the answer to this question will not influence my decision, so answer honestly) but I know I definitely want to have a computer-oriented ...
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My HR manager told me to wear blur or black shirt for orientation. Should I wear long sleeve or short sleeve? [closed]

I was offered a job in an airport near my home. In the dress code sheet that she gave me, it said that I would have to wear blue or black shirt and blue or black work pants. I have the pants but J ...
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Could Wearing My Star of David Be Bad for Career?

I am a conservative Jew with a non-Jewish sounding last name (my paternal grandfather was not Jewish but Irish/German). However, I am 100% Jewish from both of my grandmothers/obviously my mother. I ...
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Wearing company branded shirt to interview

I was wondering what the thoughts are on wearing a prominently company X branded shirt to an interview with company X. Is this tacky? Does it look like you care more about the workplace? Is it ...
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What do I wear with over a shirt (with optional tie) and suit trousers?

Male, 21 years old, starting a Software Engineering internship with an investment-bank this summer and have been informed that the dress-code is Business Casual. Obviously business casual can vary, ...
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Is my supervisor harassing me and/or discriminating against me based on my apperance? [closed]

For the past 7 months I have been working as a Human Resources Assistant for a nonprofit company. There are a total of four people in my department, myself, two generalists and the VP of HR for the ...
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What's typical dress code for an interview with a medium-sized tech company? [duplicate]

I'll soon be attending an interview with a medium-sized tech company (in the hundreds of employees) in Australia that has its product based on Ruby on Rails. So a situation more casual than working at ...
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What is smart casual dress code?

I have been called to attend an interview in a government parastatal and they told me to be in "smart casual". What kind of wear is smart casual ?
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Preparing for a software internship interview [closed]

I'm a 2nd year computer science student and have an in person interview with Yahoo in a couple of days for a co-op (internship) position. This is my first ever software related interview, ever. This ...
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How can I interact professionally with female colleagues whose appearance I find distracting?

I am a fresh college graduate male and three quarters of my team is female. I come from a traditional and rural background. Their dress and wardrobe appears to be seductive and this makes me feel ...
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Do you keep your suit jacket on during an interview?

What is the consensus - during an interview, do you keep your suit jacket on or off? What is the impression it gives if the suit jacket is taken off during the interview?
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What nailpolish colours are appropriate for business casual?

I recently got a new job, with a business casual dress code. They were great at outlining what clothes and shoes were appropriate, but then I got to wondering about other things. I really like ...
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Dealing with attire mishaps mid-day

Let's say a few minutes before a meeting, you spill coffee on your shirt -- or worse, catsup. In addition to staining, dampness itself can be an issue; even if I only spill water, there's a huge ...
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Dressing for an interview based on who is interviewing [duplicate]

I am currently going through the interview process with a digital agency. The role I am interviewing for is that of a Lead Developer/Analyst whose core responsibilities would be to: Represent the ...
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New Job, Casual Attire, First Impression

I have accepted a new job at a particular company. The company has casual attire (Jeans, T-Shirt). I have even seen some people wearing shorts (I would pass on that!). Since, I will be joining as a ...