As Workplace Fashion Trends Continue to Evolve, It Seems Nobody Agrees Anymore On What Constitutes Business Casual

This article addresses the eternal issue of what to wear to the office. It notes that the stiff and formal office wear of old is long gone, but so too are the extreme casual dot-com days. Men’s businesswear standards remain more clear than women’s – no sandals or torn jeans, for example. Women’s work clothes are softer and more tailored than in the power suit era of the 80s. Business casual standards – always a bit nebulous –vary by industry and department. Guidelines are provided for a number of different industries. The author ends her piece by noting that corporate America is beginning to embrace an edgier, sometimes whimsical aesthetic.

Source: Jen Gerson, Toronto Star (Ontario); Apr 23, 2007

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