What Clothes Are Too Inappropriate for Offices with Casual Dress Codes?

August 28, 2019
ripped jeans Inappropriate for Offices with Casual Dress Codes

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The overwhelming majority of businesses don't make people dress up any more.

 

 

According to a new survey by Randstad US, 26% of people work somewhere that's business casual, 33% work somewhere that's just casual, and 20% work at some place with zero dress code.  That adds up to 79% of people.

 

BUT is it still possible to dress too casually in those places?  The survey asked people what's still off-limits, and here are the top four:

 

1.  Ripped jeans, 73%.

 

2.  Leggings, 56%.

 

3.  High heels over three inches, 50%.

 

4.  Open-toed shoes, 40%.

 

 

And finally 38% of people under 35 say they've been pulled aside and asked to dress more professionally.