Office Attire: Put Those Guns Away
You might hurt your career. Granted, that may be a little extreme but unless you’re the First Lady of The United States or you’re famous for being a walking ‘gun show’ keep the safety on when you whip those toned specimens out. Office attire is supposed to be professional, not sexy.
On a sweltering hot day sleeves can be both cumbersome and unbearable. But if you work in an office setting you may actually be able to pull them off without being inappropriate. First, consult the company dress code. Depending on how strict or liberal your company is about office attire and shoulder exposure, you may want to wear cap sleeves instead (below).
The Fit. Make sure the top or dress is neither loose nor tight. A loose top gives the appearance of being too casual while tightness in addition to exposed shoulders may be too provocative.
You want people to take you seriously right? Then don’t become a walking distraction. Your employer values your skill and professionalism above all else. If you’re going to go sleeveless, ensure that the neckline of the top is modest or high. The rest of your outfit should be conservative in comparison to your exposed shoulders.
Cover up. Keep a blazer or cardigan close by. The CEO or owner of the company might walk by, a cold arctic wind might blast through the window or you may have meetings with upper management. Whatever the case, be prepared.
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