There are a lot of things you shouldn’t wear to work. There are a lot of things I wouldn’t wear to work. For example, I would not wear a mini-skirt to work. I would not wear a wind suit to work (though, I want to do so). I would not wear a costume, a meat-dress, a sweatsuit, a hoodie, anything that could be mistaken for yoga pants, or a red suit (they’re creepy). There are standards for work attire, people!
Since I work in a research facility for a major university, we have a number of new students and young professionals joining the staff, and running around in general everyday. Most of the time, this just means that people assume they (well, we) are work study students who don’t really need to be professional. Most of the time, the other women/girls who are my age-ish in the building dress like me. They where normal dress pants, blouses, sweaters, knee-length skirts, etc. That’s all fine and good.
However, our office has recently been stormed by chicks who dress so inappropriately, it upsets. I found myself gaping at a girl in the hall today who was wearing a VERY tight mini-skirt, with a low-cut tank top, and FISHNET STOCKINGS?!
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?
There are limits. I understand wearing a skirt that is a little too short; you didn’t mean to, and you’ll learn over time. I understand a low-cut top here and there. But both of those AND fishnets? There is no excuse for this. I stared at this chick for a while, but she didn’t seem phased by my shock, or anyone else’s. I just can’t handle this. I hope her supervisor said something.
It’s not that hard to dress for work. The office isn’t a bar, or a street corner. The office isn’t a place to find dudes. Are you going out after this? Do you just feel REALLY confident when you wear fishnets? Was it a dare? Are you an idiot?