Just what is a formal professional dress code? For men, it’s always easy: Dark suit, white or blue shirt, a tie, and dark shoes and socks. For women? Not so much. Can you wear pants? How short of a skirt is too short? Do you need a jacket? Is a nice cardigan the equivalent of a suit coat?
And let’s talk about shoes. Flats? Heels? Open-toed okay? Sandals? What about nylons? And are tights the same as nylons and what about bare legs?
Companies disagree on these things and one woman, Nicola Thorpe, found herself sent home from a London office of PwC for not wearing two to four-inch heels. Her job involved a lot of walking around the office and she, understandably, didn’t want to wear heels. Thorpe was a temp working directly for Portico, who had and enforced the rule. It wasn’t a PwC rule.
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