HR Strange But True!
August 25, 2011

Women are more conservative when it comes to summer dress codes than men, according to a recent survey. One thing both sexes did agree on: flip-flops are a no-no.

According to a recent Adecco survey, flip-flops are the worst office offender, with 71% percent of respondents voting to keep them out of the workplace. Roughly the same percentage of men and women disapproved of the summer footwear, but that’s where the agreement seems to stop.

Numbers 2 and 3 on the fashion faux pas list were miniskirts (70 percent) and strapless tops or dresses (66 percent). When you break down these numbers you see that women seem to be more conservative than men when it comes to workplace attire.

For example, 76 percent of women questioned believe strapless tops or dresses are inappropriate for the workplace while only 55 percent of men disapprove. Similarly, 80 percent of women surveyed believe miniskirts should be kept to after work hours compared to only 61 percent of men.



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