Top firms revamping their female employees' dressing standardsMay 13, 12:02 pm
Melbourne, May 13 (ANI): To counter the trend towards fashion "'casualisation" at workplace, some of the top law firms, banks and accountancy companies are engaging stylists to overhaul the dress standards of their female workers, it has been revealed.These companies claim poor presentation may be costing them business. Westpac, Clayton Utz and PricewaterhouseCoopers have all provided their staff with optional classes on style etiquette and, in some cases make-up sessions.Documents used in some of the presentations reveal that apart from being given fashion tips, employees are advised to never wear lip gloss, only lipstick, to match their shoes and bag, to wear only sheer stockings, and to never wear dangly earrings.The initiative has angered some younger workers and workplace experts, who say criticising an employee's dress sense is offensive and might be discriminatory. Stylists, however, say that dressing well is good for the company and the worker."'They're probably not going to promote you and they're not going to take you up to meet a client if you're wearing a miniskirt or your boobs are on show," the Age quoted style consultant Alex Frampton as saying.Stylist Chris Rewell, who created the documents used in many presentations, said there had been a clear "'casualisation of the workplace" and it was now a "pressing issue" for many companies. "'We are a visual species and the way we present ourselves needs to be appropriate," she said.According to Rewell, the main culprits were from generation Y. (ANI)
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