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Cider-Morten Cider-Morten 8 years
I'm allowed to wear almost whatever I want.
littlekaren littlekaren 8 years
I'm not only a graphic designer, but one that works in BOULDER, CO. If anyone knows Boulder, you know it's a CASUAL place! It's great. We can wear what we want and I like to experiment and express my creativity with what I wear. Today I'm wearing the BIGGEST wide-leg jeans, in a dark, semi-shiny finish. With a tucked-in striped oxford with 1/2 bell sleeves. Nice distressed brown leather belt and matching tall boots (under the jeans, natch) to tie it together! YUM!
nourhayaty nourhayaty 8 years
if they dont allow it i ll leave the job and stay at home looool anyway im still in college :D
Charlie Charlie 8 years
Research environments are a wonderful thing....I see anything from super casual to suits where I work (usually, only suits are for seeing folks giving us grant money, though). However, being one of the youngest people on my team, I try to dress a bit more upscale so I'm taken seriously. I limit my jeans wearing to 1-2 times a week, which is fine because I do love my collection of pants (it's hard to wear any kind of skirt in my field...either you manage to flash someone or it gets utterly destroyed). I was tickled yesterday, though, when my boss told me she loved my jean-day outfit yesterday :D
Jessie-M Jessie-M 8 years
I'm not allowed to wear jeans-I work in an automotive factory and jeans are banned-too big of a chance of the zippers and buttons scratching newly painted vehicles. Fabsugar- instead of focusing so much on the always written about 'office workers', why not offer fashion advice to us factory girls? Some cute sweats and t shirts that are sexy but also 'factory appropriate' are hard to find, and most women usually end up wearing old sweats and baggy t shirts to work...which is fine, but with all of the attractive young men working in factories, I'd love some advice on how to dress to work hard, but also dress to impress!
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
I work in a lab doing research so jeans are practically mandatory...unless you enjoy spilling chemicals on your nice or dry clean only clothes.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
thank goodness i work in an industry where work casual can be taken to almost any level. i'm not usually a jeans person, but with the great brands that are out there - i've found that it's ok for me to find something that works and pair it with something a bit dressier - and great shoes.
queen_chola queen_chola 8 years
yes of course, but I am not a jeans fan. I only have 2 nice pairs and rarely wear them...
angelinemarie angelinemarie 8 years
i dont have a job, hehehhe!
myystque myystque 8 years
Greentea and Rnicolew, my work is the same. I'm at an extremely casual nonprofit where most people wear jeans on a daily basis. We're talking ripped, light, very casual jeans. Shorts, t-shirts, and extremely tight clothing can also be found here. It's interesting. Even though I sometimes get compliments for looking "professional" or "dressy" I have to admit, sometimes I get lazy and wear my jeans and sandals. :)
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
I'm a teacher's aide, so I can wear whatever I want (as long as it's not to immodest), so I wear an assortment of jeans (nice jeans), skirts, and even dresses - the same way I always dress - with very comfortable shoes (heels are impossible when you're on your feet all day)...
emalove emalove 8 years
I can wear them on Fridays, but I don't always...I usually prefer to look a little more professional and dressed-up for work.
julieulie julieulie 8 years
I'm a scientist, so I could wear whatever I wanted, and as long as I wore gloves and close-toed shoes with it, nobody would care. But I'm so trained from my days of interning on the Hill as an undergrad that I can very rarely bring myself to dressing down so casually, even though it means that I am constantly ruining my clothes with bleach and chemicals...
Deidre Deidre 8 years
Ah, the beauty of non-profit life. Working with a bunch of hippies means no one cares about how dressy or how casual you are. Freedom to express and all that, man. :)
RoyalBlueMoss RoyalBlueMoss 8 years
Nope, but I'm not big on jeans anyway.
texgirl texgirl 8 years
yes thank goodness!!! i work in an office of 300women (ok slightly exaggerated!!) but still we're very fortunate. as long as you look put together and can be seen then we're not going to get frowned upon in jeans.
mirawilliams mirawilliams 8 years
Yup. I work online so it would be weird to not wear jeans. I do wear dark jeans and dress them up with a heels and cute tops. I'll throw on a jacket if I'm meeting clients. Unless I'm wearing a dress. :)
javsmav javsmav 8 years
No, but I really don't want to either. I love jeans, but they are not work appropriate.
Stacey-Cakes Stacey-Cakes 8 years
Definitely not at the State's Attorney Office!
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 8 years
Yep, it's super casual, though the higher up people always wear dress pants and button downs m-thurs, so I usually at least wear darker jeans, dress pants, skirts or dresses anyway. Even though it's super casual, I can't understand how people come to work in an office wearing crocs, gym shorts and t-shirts--stuff I wouldnt even wear to scrub my toilet. Gross.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
Yes, on Fridays, unless I have to sit in at a meeting which rarely happens on a Friday.
Rnicolew Rnicolew 8 years
Yes, and all other kinds of craziness( co workers) , its actually a bit sad....
dtho dtho 8 years
I worked in a newsroom as a intern. Technically it was business casual everday except casual Fridays but they were pretty relaxed on the dress code-- especially with the interns. Haha.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
Yup! My boss doesn't care what I wear. I usually wear it with gladiator sandals and a nice top.
SarahPW SarahPW 8 years
i work in a children's museum, so you would think i would be able to, but sadly, no jeans.
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