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Workplace attire continues to become more casual

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Nearly half of all U.S. employees wear jeans to work or whatever else is comfortable, according to a new “Dress in the Workplace” poll of 2,198 workers by Yahoo! Hot Jobs and Banana Republic.

“The line between what men and women wear for work and what they wear after hours continues to blur,” says Banana Republic’s executive VP of design, Deborah Lloyd.

The poll found that 25 percent of workers say their employer has instituted “casual Friday.” Another 32 percent say that every day is “casual Friday” at their workplaces.

Meanwhile, only 12 percent of the 1,216 men who participated in the poll wear a suit to work, while only 6 percent of women wear a skirt suit and 13 percent wear a pantsuit.

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