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Don't Stand So 'Clothes' to Me at Work

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- "Dress for success, go easy on the excess" should be a rule of thumb on the job, according to a digital media company Captivate Network’s survey of 600 white collar workers.

Women who think that flaunting their cleavage will get them noticed might be right about that but in the wrong way, with 87 percent of senior managers stating that it’s more of a distraction than anything else.

Just over three of four senior managers say that short skirts shouldn’t be worn at the workplace, while 91 percent of women surveyed say that see-through clothing is particularly distracting.

Also on the list of women’s clothes bordering on being inappropriate at work are spaghetti straps, tight dresses or blouses, and hot pants.

Close to half of senior managers aren’t keen on their female employees wearing flip-flops, while 55 percent of women think that men should eschew this informal kind of footwear.

And there’s the issue of tattoos, which appears to me largely a generational thing. Just over six in ten people 50 and older feels that ink should be covered up while two-thirds of 35-to 49-year-olds don’t see any problem with their fellow workers showing their tats.

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