Whether you’re already in work or are looking to land that dream job, there’s no question that what you wear and how you look will play heavily on your mind, especially if you want to get on in the company. A recent survey by ‘Buy T-Shirts Online’ confirms what you might already have gathered – that the workplace is a lot less formal than it once was – but it has also revealed that there are still significant pockets of resistance to things that have become ubiquitous, like beards and tattoos.
On the less permanent front, heavy makeup is not particularly well liked, but it is tolerated in some professions more than others. We’ve also learnt that if you want to win votes or create a billion-dollar social network, it almost certainly doesn’t matter what you wear.
And if you’re going for that interview, you can probably get away with not wearing a tie, even if you wear a suit for an employer where everyone wears a pair of jeans and a T-shirt. It’s as simple as that.
Theres definitely a growing difference in attitudes amongst younger and older generations and increasing pressure on employers to embrace casual dress.
Other results from the study include:
- 1 in 4 see uniforms as old-fashioned
- 57% think wearing a tie is no longer a necessity at a job interview
- 53% consider wearing jeans and trainers for work to be part of modern life
- Less than 8% of people think Jeremy Corbyn dresses unprofessionally – about the same as Mark Zuckerberg
- 65% of over 55’s think tattoos have no place at work
- 74% 0f 0ver 45’s expect a waitress to wear full makeup