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Is pantyhose still mandatory for an office dress code?

pantyhose with eiffel tower on the catwalkTights or no tights: that is the question

Everyone knows that we have to follow a certain dress code in an office. It’s quite easy when we are talking about the pants suit. But it is a tricky question for ladies in case of the skirt suit. The fact is that ladies are usually required to wear tights in the office. But why?

On the one hand, it seems to be an appropriate thing to do. Otherwise, is it really decent to show off your naked legs? Can it bother your co-workers if you are wearing a skirt, but no tights at your workplace? Indeed, some might consider it being a little bit too much.

On the other hand, it might be annoying for some ladies to have to wear tights all day long. Not mentioning, tights tend to get torn, and then what to do? Carry an extra pair of tights all the time?

As for me, when I used to work in a corporate environment, I strictly followed the dress code. Maybe, it’s not always super convenient, but there is a definite reason why a company introduces a specific dress code.

On top of that, it just seems to be the right thing to wear tights if you are going to meet with clients wearing skirt suit and tights.

Speaking about inconveniences, I used to have a pair of new tights kept in my office locker, just in case!

So, what do you think of this? Do you have a strict dress code? Do you agree ladies are obliged to wear tights in offices?