In search of the perfect dress code

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in The Savvy Office Manager

Looking to institute a dress code?

Here are two to choose from:

1. No shorts…no sandals…no flip-flops…no sneakers (except on casual Fridays)…no halter tops… no sleeveless blouses…no T-shirts (unless worn as an undergarment)…dress jeans are OK on casual Fridays only, but should not have holes, tears or frays…skirts should not be above the knees, excessively tight or slit more than two inches…no sweatpants…no yoga pants…no beach dresses…no baseball caps…no muscle shirts…no bib overalls…no flannel shirts…golf shirts are OK on casual Fridays but must be tucked in….well, you get the idea.

2. Employees are expected to dress professionally.

If you go with No. 2, there’s plenty of room for interpretation. George may think his neatly pressed Dockers shorts are professional, especially on a sweltering Friday. And Tina’s Daisy Dukes…? You may want to reconsider option No. 1.

If you select No. 1, you’ve got detailed standards. Emplo...(register to read more)

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