Monday, October 22, 2012

Opinion: Short Skirts At Work

{Work-appropriate skirts that are flattering & professional}

I have worked in various work environments, from a super stuffy consulting firm to a trendy boutique agency to a laid-back not-for-profit. Regardless, I have always dressed professionally and have never worn anything that could be deemed inappropriately by HR. My current position is one where we are required to dress very professionally. Most of the women here are super trendy (many look like they walked right out of a J.Crew catalog) and we also have a lot of creative-types in the company, but everyone is still adheres to the dress code. Last week as I was trekking through the building cafe, I noticed not one, not two BUT three women wearing the shortest skirts I had ever seen. I am talking mid-thigh and super tight. Some people took notice, but clearly no one spoke to them about the complete disregard for company policy. Also, company policy aside, don't you want to be perceived as professional in your work environment? I understand wanted to look and feel sexy but you have to remember you have conflicting goals to accomplish at work, which for most should be to excel in your career. How does everyone feel about this? I'm I being fair? over conservative? How short is too short?

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  1. I completely agree...I think it's important to dress professionally in work environments. They're definitely plenty of longer length skirts that look absolutely amazing.

  2. i totally agree, i think that work is always work. xO!

  3. anything shorter than two inches above the knee is commonly referred to as UNPROFESSIONAL!!! If women want to dress skanky go work at a strip club