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What's your current dress standard for work?

Survey period: 8 Mar 2021 to 15 Mar 2021

Things have changed a little for most of us. How's your dress standard evolved over this time for meetings (real or virtual) with co-workers and clients?

OptionVotes% 
Business or business casual (depending on importance) for all meetings617.88
Business casual at best for meetings638.14
Generally casual and neat30639.53
Whatever I manage to find in the closet9011.63
Literally whatever I rolled out of bed in445.68
No camera on, no dress code.15720.28
I never have video or face to face meetings658.40



 
GeneralI don't wear a dress... Pin
Mike Hankey13-Mar-21 11:04
professionalMike Hankey13-Mar-21 11:04 
GeneralTie + shirt + slippers + underwear Pin
Joan M11-Mar-21 9:51
professionalJoan M11-Mar-21 9:51 
GeneralDress shirt, jeans, and shoes (NOT sneakers) Pin
Daniel Pfeffer10-Mar-21 23:54
professionalDaniel Pfeffer10-Mar-21 23:54 
GeneralJust Pyjamas Pin
Member 1192071210-Mar-21 9:03
MemberMember 1192071210-Mar-21 9:03 
AnswerSocks and sandals Pin
willichan9-Mar-21 12:06
professionalwillichan9-Mar-21 12:06 
GeneralI code to dress, not dress to code Pin
Marc Clifton9-Mar-21 6:33
mvaMarc Clifton9-Mar-21 6:33 
GeneralLiterally whatever Pin
Rusty Bullet9-Mar-21 3:19
MemberRusty Bullet9-Mar-21 3:19 
GeneralCheckboxes, Checkboxes, Checkboxes Pin
Gary R. Wheeler9-Mar-21 2:53
MemberGary R. Wheeler9-Mar-21 2:53 
Generalcamera is dead Pin
BryanFazekas9-Mar-21 1:32
MemberBryanFazekas9-Mar-21 1:32 
GeneralBusiness casual / casual Pin
den2k889-Mar-21 0:34
professionalden2k889-Mar-21 0:34 
GeneralStandard for dress??!? Pin
Jalapeno Bob8-Mar-21 5:53
professionalJalapeno Bob8-Mar-21 5:53 
GeneralWhatever Keeps Me Warm Pin
ronlease8-Mar-21 4:24
professionalronlease8-Mar-21 4:24 
GeneralRe: Whatever Keeps Me Warm Pin
Slacker0078-Mar-21 6:42
professionalSlacker0078-Mar-21 6:42 
GeneralRe: Whatever Keeps Me Warm Pin
ronlease9-Mar-21 7:27
professionalronlease9-Mar-21 7:27 
GeneralReview of Previous Answer Pin
W Balboos, GHB8-Mar-21 0:42
mveW Balboos, GHB8-Mar-21 0:42 
Generalpajamas Pin
Slacker0077-Mar-21 23:04
professionalSlacker0077-Mar-21 23:04 
GeneralRe: pajamas Pin
Jacquers8-Mar-21 20:00
MemberJacquers8-Mar-21 20:00 
GeneralRe: pajamas Pin
Gary R. Wheeler9-Mar-21 2:54
MemberGary R. Wheeler9-Mar-21 2:54 
GeneralNot just the dress ... Pin
Amarnath S7-Mar-21 21:54
professionalAmarnath S7-Mar-21 21:54 
GeneralBusiness / business casual PinPopular
OriginalGriff7-Mar-21 21:08
mveOriginalGriff7-Mar-21 21:08 
It's all about respect - your clothes affect how others perceive your opinion of them: if you are "suited and booted" then you are showing respect for them, if you are in ripped jeans and a rude T shirt you clearly don't care about them and their opinions.

Clothes also affect how you think: dress like a slob and you think like a slob.
Yes, you have to be comfortable - but that doesn't mean you can't be "ready for a zoom / teams meeting" with a new client. And what you wear affects people's initial impression of you.

They say that a yes / no decision is made in the first few seconds of an interview, and that's certainly true for a "no" - look scruffy and there is a damn good chance the decision has been made before you sit down! That's also true for meetings - if you want people to trust / respect you, then you need to not give them "red flags" right at the start.

So I always wear clean jeans, a clean white, ironed shirt, no damned tie, and sometimes a jumper if it's cold. If I go to a customer site (and I don't know them and their dress code pretty well) then I drag on a suit and tie.
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GeneralRe: Business / business casual Pin
Nelek9-Mar-21 21:15
protectorNelek9-Mar-21 21:15 

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