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What not to wear to work: tattoos and cleavage edition [VIDEO]

August 16, 2012|By Tiffany Hsu

To a surprising number of workers, such displays aren’t a cause for concern, though hot pants, flip flops and sheer outfits still rankle most employees.

But back in the day, when Wall Street types such as UBS would micromanage dress codes down to the underwear and socks, such attire would have been unthinkable. Former television host Ann Curry, recently dumped from NBC's"Today" show, has said that her colorful clothes were criticized at work.

[For the record, 4:05 p.m.: An earlier version of this post stated that Curry was let go by NBC. Specifically, she was taken off the network's "Today" show.]

So, if it’s unforgivably hot, are tank tops acceptable? When women from notoriously schlubby industries such as technology are donning designer duds, is it alright to wear fashion-forward ensembles to a conservative desk job? Is “boobage” fine in moderation or not at all?

Times business writers Tiffany Hsu and David Lazarus and fashion writer Adam Tschorn tackle the topic in today’s Google Hangout.

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The office guide to fashion suicide: flip-flops, shorts, hoodies

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

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