Dress Codes, Harvard Style

dress-for-successEmployers have long hated the summer months for the dress-code disasters that inevitably accompany the change in seasons. The inability of people to make good fashion choices for their workplace attire has led to countless headaches for human resource professionals and managers everywhere and, in many cases, has been cited as a reason to not make the switch to a casual dress code.

Just ask educators. Uniforms in public schools are more popular than ever. When everyone wears the same thing, social status becomes much harder to identify.

Harvard apparently has its own take on the “school uniform” idea.  It’s set to release it’s own clothing line, called “Harvard Yard.”  And, according to Fashionista, the line isn’t cheap–we’ll have to wait and see how a $220 pair of pants impacts the wearer’s perceived social status.

See other posts on dress codes:

Objection! Opposing Counsel Has Violated the Basic Rules of Fashion!
Has Employers’ Belt-Tightening Led to Well-Heeled Workforce?
Firm Defines “Business Casual” (a/k/a the “Nobody Wants to See Your Chest Hair” Memo)

What Not to Wear to Work: More Style Rules for the Modern Worker

What Happens When You Fail to Follow Workplace Dress Codes in BigLaw

Workplace Dress Code Is Cut Short. Really, really short.

Facial Hair: Style Statement of the Unemployed

Honey, Does This Outfit Make Me Look Unethical?

NYT Says the Man-Short Is Headed to an Office Near You

“Are You My Lawyer or the Janitor?” The lawyer’s dress-code pendulum swings back.

2 thoughts on “Dress Codes, Harvard Style

  1. In my experience, lawyers tend to be better about “self-policing” their work and in-office attire, particularly those of us who are called upon to appear in court on a regular basis. My advice is to save the tank top, the message t-shirt, and the cowboy boots and any “fashion statement” for the weekend.


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