Summertime and the dress code is sleazy?

Although summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, the weather is heating up, the kids are out of school and vacation plans are dancing in workers’ heads.

The change in season can affect workplace wardrobes. Some offices still require suits and ties, but others loosen up and allow less formal attire during the summer.

While a more flexible policy can be a good thing, it can also lead to problems. There’s always someone who think shorts, low-cut tank tops and flip-flops is a proper outfit for a summer day at the office.

What’s the summer dress code at your workplace? Is it different from the rest of the year? Do employees push the envelope and dress inappropriately? Is a different summer dress policy a good thing or a bad idea?

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June 12th, 2010
9:23 am

Only in America are employees required to wear business casual attire in 95 degree heat with 90% humidity. It is outright stupid.


June 15th, 2010
4:22 pm

Well,my company has always had a dress code of shorts, sandals and some tank tops.. Pretty much as long as we have clothes on, we are set to work..Love, love, love it..Have been here for 25 years and that is one reason that I’ve stayed..The owner of the company has had meetings wearing shorts, workout top and a do rag on his head..He says that he did the suit and tie thing when he first got into the corporate world and that that wasn’t him, so now you take him as he is or you don’t do bsiness with us..