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When a Tie is Not Just a Tie

Robin Hardman | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Robin Hardman

The era of casual dress crept up on us slowly, but now every organization this side of Wall Street seems to have taken up the khaki banner. (And even Wall Street is apparently not immune to the trend.)

How To Keep Your Office Style Cool In The Summer Heat

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 06.09.2014 | Style

There are things we love about summer: lounging in warm weather, festival-inspired outfits, and beach waves that were actually created at the beach. B...

My Opinion on Gap's New Target Demographic? It's Crap

Katelyn Klug | Posted 03.05.2014 | Women
Katelyn Klug

I'm very curious to know what went down at the Gap buyers meeting where the decision to discontinue my pants was made. Did the President of Pants get hip-checked on the bus by a grumpy voluptuous bully that morning and form a sudden agenda against pear-shaped people?

VOTE: The Most Inappropriate Things To Wear To Work

Posted 09.03.2013 | Style

Summer is the perfect time to don flip flops, breezy sundresses and short skirts -- but not at the office. Though the weather has everyone in a better...

'Professional Attire' and Reality

Jeffrey P. Colin | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Jeffrey P. Colin

There is a lingering perception that the type of clothing a person wears has some impact on their performance at their job. As one completely opposed to the wearing of business suits, I find the total lack of discussion in this area to be fairly discouraging.

Lean In...To The New Power Suit

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 03.14.2013 | Style

There's a lot of talk right now about Sheryl Sandberg's book, "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead," and the movement that is growing up around...

What People Think Is Office-Appropriate May Surprise You

Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Christina Anderson

So, it's not without irony that I work as a fashion editor and come to work dressed in everything from a caftan to cutoff denim shorts. That said, even at a creative company where jeans are the norm, there is still quite a bit of ambiguity on what is acceptable in the workplace.

Queeries: What To Wear When It Seems No One Cares Anymore

Steven Petrow | Posted 05.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Steven Petrow

It's simply a fact of modern life that attire, whether in the office, a night on the town, or even a cocktail party, is a lot more informal than it once was. In my book, that's not the end of the world as we know it, nor does it mean you need to follow suit.

Rod Kurtz

Should Companies Have Dress Codes?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.15.2011 | Small Business

"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." Sure, Mark Twain had a point, but his well-worn (pun intended) axiom d...

Why Dressing for Business Should Not Resemble a Visit to a Sex Club

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donna Flagg

A wise woman once told me that it was best to be attractive, but not attracting, when dressing professionally for work. There is a subtle, but significant difference. Perhaps this is a tidbit Ms. Sainz might like to take to heart.

Scantily Clad 'Skinterns' Make Employers Recoil

Baltimore Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

In Washington, D.C., where they've never quite forgotten Monica Lewinsky, a name has evolved for the scantily-clad summer staff: "skinterns." "It's s...

What Not To Wear To Work

abcnews.com | Michelle Goodman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A small business owner I know was recently lamenting the fact that one of his employees constantly brought two friends with her to work: her "girls." ...

Is Business Casual Ever Casual?

Wall Street Journal | Christina Binkley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Business casual: It's one of the most dreaded word combinations in the office. What was supposed to be simple has turned out to be wildly complex. Ar...