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Old 06-29-2012, 02:32 PM
 
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A Meetup group I belong to is having a dance and posted this:

Upscale Dressy Casual Attire

*** DRESSY Jeans OK NO Torn or Distressed Jeans
Otherwise Gentlemen: Dress Slacks, Polo Shirt with Collar, Dress Shirts, NO T-Shirts (Any Shirt without a Collar is a T-Shirt). No Plaid or Lumberjack looking shirts. NO Cargo Pants, NO SNEAKERS or Hats.
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There isn't anything advising women what to wear! Probably a woman isn't going to wear sneakers, hats. or a plaid shirt...but it's possible! I certainly think a woman could wear a T-shirt...especially if that is defined as a shirt without a collar! And some women like torn/distressed jeans!

I'm a woman but I don't understand the double standard. It's like when offices allow women to wear sandals to work, but not men.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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A Meetup group I belong to is having a dance and posted this:

Upscale Dressy Casual Attire

*** DRESSY Jeans OK NO Torn or Distressed Jeans
Otherwise Gentlemen: Dress Slacks, Polo Shirt with Collar, Dress Shirts, NO T-Shirts (Any Shirt without a Collar is a T-Shirt). No Plaid or Lumberjack looking shirts. NO Cargo Pants, NO SNEAKERS or Hats.
************************************************** ***********************

There isn't anything advising women what to wear! Probably a woman isn't going to wear sneakers, hats. or a plaid shirt...but it's possible! I certainly think a woman could wear a T-shirt...especially if that is defined as a shirt without a collar! And some women like torn/distressed jeans!

I'm a woman but I don't understand the double standard. It's like when offices allow women to wear sandals to work, but not men.
I agree. I don't get the lack of dress code for women in some offices. The bank tellers in my town wear tops with too much hanging out. I prefer the old days when bank tellers wore suits. At the very least, the women should have to wear button-up blouses or something, like the equivalent of a business shirt. The older ones do. One teller who also is a loan officer wore some top one day that looked like a nightie. You could see everything flopping around in there.

I've also worked in a university office that hired student help. No dress code there, for anyone. One student would come in wearing T-shirts, but slightly lower on the neck than usual, so his chest hair was kind of crawling out the top of it. Very distracting. There should be a rule in all offices: no cleavage, no chest hair. Puh-LEASE!
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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I just went on about this very thing in another post.

Two jobs ago, it really bugged me, because men had to wear suits and ties in the dead of summer, while women would walk around in some version of what amounted to shorts.

I think the problem is that there never has really been a "set" standard for womens professional attire, as with men, its pretty much been a suit and tie since the 1800's. So, women just insert more and more random things in to the "definition", until they are wearing tube tops and mini skirts. Since there never is any office policy that ever defines womens attire that Ive seen (even though men are often outlined to the point of how to trim their facial hair), they simply just get away with it.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:48 PM
 
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All I can think is that the group putting the event together must have had some "problem" male attendees in the past, while the females must have shown up dressed appropriately. Or maybe it's an all male event?
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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It reads as if the first line (dressy jeans, applies to Everyone) - then they address men.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:51 PM
 
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In general I think women like dressing up and will read this as this is an occasion to do so.... where as men often don't care how they look.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I think men who are dressed up are more likely to behave appropriately. So encouraging nice clothing, encourages good behavior.
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:38 PM
 
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From the way it was written, I assumed a stringent dress was given to the men because some men have little idea of what "dressy casual" means. While some women can be just as dense, it's generally more likely that they would wear something "dressy casual."

But I can see how it comes off appearing like a double standard.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:43 PM
 
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Its becoming a woman's world!
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:22 PM
 
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Isn't "dressy jeans" an oxymoron anyway? Or does it just mean they want to avoid the torn, distressed look?
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