The company dress code says that woman shall wear tailored suits or separates or dresses. The company dress code is largely ignored in my area. I’ve watched it morph from a) blazer, blouse, and pants to b) sweater, blouse, and pants to c) scarf, blouse, and pants to d) blouse and pants and I have a sweater in my locker. The men in our area stand pat with a) pants, shirt, and tie.
Friday at 4:00 the email went out announcing the dress code shall no longer be ignored. It doesn’t affect me because I have four suits and a blazer and they all fit. In fact, there are days I make a special trip in to the office so I can get some suit use during this golden age of relative slimness.
This policy leaves me with nine sweaters and casual tops that can no longer visit the office, with only the weekend to wear them. You say, “Certainly you can wear those in the evening,” and I respond, “What, when I’m dressing for dinner? It’s pajamas at five p.m. here.”
Thank god they didn’t do this one year and thirty pounds ago: I’d be spending the savings on new clothes.