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Cleavage, tattoos, bare legs: Beachy looks invade the workplace

August 16, 2012|By Tiffany Hsu

Flip-flop sandals, more popular among working women than men, also get a no vote from both genders. Same with see-through garments, which only 19% of men consider acceptable while 91% of women do not.

But the Captivate study also had some unexpected findings. More than half of workers older than 50 think bare legs are fine on the job. Employees 35 to 49 generally think tattoos — which 45% of workers report seeing in the office — are acceptable.

The majority of women don’t mind golf attire on their colleagues, an occurrence reported by 53% of workers.

A separate report last month found that the vast majority of American workers don’t think ripped jeans, strapless tops and hoodies are suitable office wear.

[UPDATED, 1:50 p.m.: Staff writers Tiffany Hsu, David Lazarus and Adam Tschorn will discuss dos and don'ts of office dressing in a Google Hangout at 3 p.m. The chat will be streamed live on]


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