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Old 09-25-2013, 04:16 PM
 
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I thought about this due to the cami-to-the-interview thread. How many instances of absurd supposedly professional clothes can you thin k od?

My first one is the heels and long loose hair worn by medical examiners and police detectives. Ever heard of contamination of a crime scene by dropping a stray hair? Ever stand in 4" heels in your regular clothes with no mask while cutting open dead bodies? Ridiculous!
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:29 PM
 
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So glad you brought this up - here are a few examples of what I consider "ridiculous professional attire" on TV:

Lisa Edelstein, hospital administrator on House - yeah, right...

http://images4.fanpop.com/image/phot...82-469-625.jpg

Skyler White, Breaking Bad...

http://hourglassy.com/wp-content/upl...4-ep-9.bmp.jpg
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:08 PM
 
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I don't watch much tv, but I always found a disconnect between professional attire, and money for clothes...

Let's take "Sex and the City" for example, Carrie was a writer...and yet, had a closet full of $1200 shoes, and designer clothing....and hardly any of it appropriate for work...maybe she was really a call girl.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:12 PM
 
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I don't watch much tv, but I always found a disconnect between professional attire, and money for clothes...

Let's take "Sex and the City" for example, Carrie was a writer...and yet, had a closet full of $1200 shoes, and designer clothing....and hardly any of it appropriate for work...maybe she was really a call girl.
LOL. Also her friends.

Two Broke Girls don't look so broke.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:13 PM
 
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The 90's hit show Ally McBeal was infamous for the women at the law firm wearing ridiculously skimpy and provocative outfits. The actresses were required to maintain near-anorexia figures. The fabulous Jane Krakowski left the show over this issue.
She's done fine ever since!
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:47 PM
 
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My first one is the heels and long loose hair worn by medical examiners and police detectives. Ever heard of contamination of a crime scene by dropping a stray hair? Ever stand in 4" heels in your regular clothes with no mask while cutting open dead bodies? Ridiculous!
Yes!

And sometimes you can catch a glimpse of the clothespins holding their shirts (even hospital scrubs) tight under their breasts, to emphasise the curves.

Then there's the way, at the beginning of the second season of every show, the lead actress grows 2-3 cup sizes. Usually after a few episodes where she wears obscuring, loose tops or blazers. Her show gets renewed; she gets a boob job.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:04 PM
 
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About the photo of Skyler White (Anna Gunn) in Breaking Bad:

The character intentionally dressed like a bimbo to persuade the IRS auditor that she didn't know the proper way of doing the books (which of course, the character did know.) So please don't judge by that particular screen cap.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:14 PM
 
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I seldom watch TV now, so I'm reaching waaayyy back to Melrose Place.
Heather Locklear (Amanda) wore the shortest, tightest skirts and long jackets to the office. She was the boss. Her underling, Allison, wore the same things (not so short, though). They were barelegged and wore 4-inch heels.
They looked cute, but in real life, they would have been ordered home to change clothes.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:17 PM
 
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About the photo of Skyler White (Anna Gunn) in Breaking Bad:

The character intentionally dressed like a bimbo to persuade the IRS auditor that she didn't know the proper way of doing the books (which of course, the character did know.) So please don't judge by that particular screen cap.
I've watched the entire series - when Skyler went to work (and had the affair with Ted) she did NOT dress professionally. I'm not basing that call on just one episode or scene.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:58 AM
 
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I've watched the entire series - when Skyler went to work (and had the affair with Ted) she did NOT dress professionally. I'm not basing that call on just one episode or scene.
So true; just this week I was watching a Season 2 episode, in which Skylar was wearing an extremely low cut blue dress and 4-inch heels at work- this was when she was pregnant. The dress revealed as much cleavage as that cap.
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