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Old 06-11-2014, 01:40 PM
 
Location: all over the place (figuratively)
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I have seen it. Doesn't look as inappropriate if the legs are skinny and not 'flaunting' cellulite, but I still object. We can make a difference, if any of us are managers, work in HR, or have other easy ways to speak up.
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Oh, I totally posted on a similar topic. I have noticed that all over society people are wearing some seriously short stuff these days. Like so short you better not drop your phone or keys on the floor.
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I had a school administrator who routinely wore very short skirts and displayed a lot of cleavage, and it really hindered her ability to command respect. It was also offputting to student parents, esp. when paired with other less-than-professional behavior.
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:52 PM
 
Location: MN
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I had a school administrator who routinely wore very short skirts and displayed a lot of cleavage, and it really hindered her ability to command respect. It was also offputting to student parents, esp. when paired with other less-than-professional behavior.
Which is a good reason alone to not dress inappropriately. There are ways to dress nicely without sacrificing femininity to command respect and authority. I wonder if this whole short skirt business has to do with holding onto youth than anything else?
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:01 PM
 
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Good question that creates a worse mental image for me I've only seen it on young women, but what about the rest of you?
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:00 PM
 
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Good question that creates a worse mental image for me I've only seen it on young women, but what about the rest of you?
I don't dress like that at work, but I do feel kind of old at 30.
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:28 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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I guess the professional environments with which I'm familiar (tech) are pretty conservative then, because the women all wear slacks. I haven't seen a skirt outside of a holiday celebration since...well...pretty much ever!
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I guess the professional environments with which I'm familiar (tech) are pretty conservative then, because the women all wear slacks. I haven't seen a skirt outside of a holiday celebration since...well...pretty much ever!
I work in tech and wear skirts or dresses about 4 days a week.
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:41 AM
 
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I work in tech and wear skirts or dresses about 4 days a week.
Okay. Here in the DTC, it's uncommon. Maybe it's a regional thing.
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:53 AM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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Everyone's definition of "too short" will vary and is subjective.

The appropriate length of one's skirt can vary by the size of the individual wearing it and/or how the outfit is put together.

But I always find it interesting that its usually the overweight, frumpy and un-stylish people that end to be concerned with what other women are wearing.
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