Less formal, more comfortable: pandemic transforms work attire

SourceJordan Times
SectorEconomy
CountryMiddle east

NEW YORK — Suits and tailored shirts are out, sweatpants and pyjamas are in: remote working is changing work clothes habits, and while vaccines may bring back some formality, old-school office attire should emerge from the pandemic far less starched and strict. “For the last year, everybody has just been dressed from the waist up, wearing a nice short for Zoom calls,” quipped stylist Sascha Lilic. Many workers who have already returned to offices notice a new relaxed vibe.  “I saw someone wearing just their socks when they walked through to get something from another department,” recalled Deanna Narveson, a journalist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “I think I’ve been dressing slightly more casual myself,” added Narveson, who nevertheless makes sure she puts on “real clothes” when working from home. According to employees at several companies, the casualness has happened by itself without management or HR teams intervening. “Shorts and T-Shirts at the Pentagon was pretty new,” said Matt Triner, boss of IT consulting firm Hunter Strategy,...read more...