New research shows that most employees believe it’s OK to dress down in the summer. But men and women have different opinions on what constitutes acceptable workplace attire.
Almost three-quarters (74%) of employees think it’s acceptable for both men and women to dress “more casually” during the summer months, according to a recent study by Adecco Staffing US.
However, the study found a significant difference of opinion about whether certain clothing items were appropriate for the workplace.
For example, 76% of women said strapless tops or dresses were inappropriate for the workplace — compared to just 55% of men.
In addition, 80% felt that mini-skirts weren’t workplace-appropriate, whereas only 61% of men felt the same.
Men and women, however, did agree on the most inappropriate clothing item: 71% of all employees believe that flip flops aren’t appropriate for the workplace.