Shorts in the Work Place

7 Dec

Are shorts ever appropriate for the work place?

Depending on dress restrictions and your job, I say yes.  Clearly you wouldn’t wear shorts with formal business attire, or when you are meeting people outside the office.  But if you work in an environment that is business casual, in a job spent at your desk in your cube in a corner, why not?  Here’s my reasoning.

Bermuda shorts are just as long as skirts.  Sometimes longer.

Shorts actually cover more of your legs, since the fabric is wrapping around each limb rather than wrapping from your waist.  So not only are shorts the same length, but they can also be warmer than your a-line skirt.  And more comfortable.

All that’s left to do is dress it up a little.  Pick shorts in neutral, solid colors, add a pretty shirt or cardigan, and finish the look with a pair of pumps.  How is this not appropriate?

I say we start a trend of wearing shorts everywhere.  Dress them up or down, vary the length and color.  Shorts are much more versatile than some people think!

5 Responses to “Shorts in the Work Place”

  1. Noah December 8, 2010 at 12:25 pm #

    How do you feel about men in shorts at work? Or is this a doublestandard?

    • Louise Hamill December 8, 2010 at 3:38 pm #

      Hmm. I think all that really matters is whether you can dress it up or not. It might look weird if a guy wears shorts to work with a formal button down shirt… or maybe not. If you can rock it, I say go for it. Go super Euro and I think you’d pull it off!

  2. Coriana December 8, 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    I think it’s the wrong season to start this trend. How about we try it in June or something?

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