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Would You Want to Wear a Uniform to Work?

Some people enjoy having to dress professionally every day, and dressing the part can help keep you on your game. But for some, having to put on a certain type of outfit is more uncomfortable than anything and it can be expensive to build a work wardrobe apart from your casual one.

There are several careers that call for uniforms, like policewomen, pilots and flight attendants, firewomen, and anyone in the medical field. And while most uniforms aren't entirely flattering or made of the most comfortable materials, there's something enticing about not having to choose an outfit each day or having to invest in work clothes.


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dani17731 dani17731 7 years
Our dress code is a little too detailed and bothersome for me, so I'd love to wear a uniform. I work for the city so I'd like to wear khaki pants and a polo shirt with the city logo. Simple.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
love it! easy in the morning when my brain is unable to select appropriate combo's :) i don't care what i'm wearing if the pay is good. the worst job dress requirement i had was when i worked in retail. you had to wear that seasons looks every freakin day. who can affor that on retail pay? also, just because the calendar says spring doesn't mean the weather cooperates. i was freezing or sweating a couple months a year.
bengalspice bengalspice 9 years
The publishing industry doesn't pay enough for me to look snazzy everyday.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I wouldn't mind at all.
randomname12345 randomname12345 9 years
I don't mind the uniform because it keeps the workplace from becoming a fashion show.
keiraz keiraz 9 years
It would be cute but also I like changing clothes with moods and styles every different day :-D
LadyAngel89 LadyAngel89 9 years
I have a semi uniform for work, and I love it. Work regulated polo's and khaki's or work blues. It's mostly casual so if I really wanted on the odd occasion I could wear blue jeans, or instead of my work shirt I could dress up in a pants suit. The bottom line is, there's no competition. I'm the only girl technician at my company and dressing like everyone else in my department just makes the day go by easier and doesn't remind everyone of the gender gap (which does exist if noticed).
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 9 years
hell no! having to figure out what to wear to work forced me to develop a personal style, which i think is an important factor in how people perceive you. nothing perks me up quite like putting on my favorite outfit in the morning...
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
I have to wear uniform shirts daily and I hate it, I have a different shirt for each day of the week. Then I pre-choosen color pants of my choice with it. I just hate that when the shirts are picked out every 6 months they are shirts that I would never wear. The woman with the least amount of style in the office picks everything out.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
OR chef wear looks comfy too.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
Definitely. Shopping for work clothes is such a hassle and can be super expensive.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Hells yeah I would! I would love to be able to wear something comfortable like scrubs or the uniform the people who work at the gym have to wear. Sigh. That is my dream. To wear PJ like clothes all day long.
Megatron Megatron 9 years
I am realllly hoping my uniform days are over. Between the military and the hotel job, I am pretty much done with uniforms.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
I would be okay with a nice shirt that I could wear... but not pants or shoes. I would like to pick those!
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 9 years
I can wear whatever I want to work, so I love it. I can dress in jeans and a T-shirt (with heels of course--I don't want to look sloppy!) or I can wear a dress if I want. I like having options. Work is like a fashion show for me, especially since most people in my office wears Derby shirts from years' past and ugly jeans.
SugarCat SugarCat 9 years
If I could wear hoodies and jeans to work everyday I'd be in heaven, lol. I didn't miss having to do the whole "what am I going to wear" thing when I had jobs that required uniforms.
LuciLu LuciLu 9 years
luckily, i work in a very casual business environment, where jeans and flip flops are perfectly acceptable. i wear jeans, but with nice cardigans and such.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
Having worked in retail I had to wear the crappy uniform from that store... it sucked but at least I didn't have to worry about what to wear.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
I enjoy being able to wear whatever I want to work. I work in an extremely casual environment so jeans are always acceptable!
princessjaslew princessjaslew 9 years
give me scrubs any day! when you have to wake up at 5am, its such a pain having to figure out how to dress professionally!
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I would want to dress up because it changes your mentality. I worked from home for a while and if I didn't dress up, I didn't want to work--but that depends on your job. I don't work, but I still dress like I work in the corporate world sometimes because otherwise I'd never get to!
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
for some reason ive always wanted t owear a nurse shows how important you are, some1 see's u in it and the yknow who u r and how important u r. ur dressed becuz thats wut u do.
melizzle melizzle 9 years
A uniform would be easy. But I love clothes too much to give up dressing super cute for work. :)
JennaV JennaV 9 years
I have to wear a uniform and it's not THAT bad. I am jealous of the women who get to wear nice looking outfits and cute shoes to work, though
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