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    What does everyone think is an appropriate skirt length for a professional workplace?

    I saw a lady at work today who had a skirt that I estimated to be 15cm above her knee. I did a double take and couldn't help think she looked like she belonged on a street corner.

    How short are your skirts? What are the official/unofficial guidelines in your workplace?

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    At work, I always wear knee length skirts, and will not wear skirts to work
    without stockings. I think a little above the knee is fine but 15cm seems a bit short IMO

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    Knee lenth for sure. Anything shorter looks tacky when it comes to any work place lol

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    Agree with PP. I will no way wear anything above the knee, not even a centimetre above and always stockings with skirts.

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    Good grief. I have worked in a corporate environment for 20+ years. Whilst I wouldn't wear a short skirt myself I really don't worry about what other women wear. Short skirts can still look very professional if they are tailored. The last place I worked the Project Director would have been in her 50s and often wore short dresses and she looked fabulous. This was a woman who lead multi-million dollar projects (circa $50m?) and would be earning over $300k.

    Unless they are spending large portions of their day pulling their skirt down to cover their undies or flashing their undies I really don't care if a colleague is wearing a short skirt. I would be much more inclined to raise an eyebrow if she is not a nice person, gossips about others (!), acts thick or inappropriately or expects others to do her job for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Bec~ View Post
    Good grief. I have worked in a corporate environment for 20+ years. Whilst I wouldn't wear a short skirt myself I really don't worry about what other women wear. Short skirts can still look very professional if they are tailored. The last place I worked the Project Director would have been in her 50s and often wore short dresses and she looked fabulous. This was a woman who lead multi-million dollar projects (circa $50m?) and would be earning over $300k.

    Unless they are spending large portions of their day pulling their skirt down to cover their undies or flashing their undies I really don't care if a colleague is wearing a short skirt. I would be much more inclined to raise an eyebrow if she is not a nice person, gossips about others (!), acts thick or inappropriately or expects others to do her job for her.
    Good points... But where would you draw the line? What if that 50 year old was wearing hot pants to work that were crawling up her bum?

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    I think its inappropriate and can look unprofessional. Knee length, no shorter imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Good points... But where would you draw the line? What if that 50 year old was wearing hot pants to work that were crawling up her bum?
    Same thing as I'd think of a 20 year old wearing hot pants that were crawling up her bum; she's going to be uncomfortable. *shrug*
    Don't get me wrong, I think what you wear to work can help or hinder your perception, it's just not the be all and end all and I don't judge character on clothes. I used to work with someone who always had cleavage out and spoke a bit 'bimbo-ish'. Turns out she was a highly intelligent, bilingual systems analyst and that was just the way she was.

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    I work in a large retail store, it's always been knee length at my workplace. They have been a hit lax lately though and all the teens have been getting away with ridiculously short skirts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    What does everyone think is an appropriate skirt length for a professional workplace?

    I saw a lady at work today who had a skirt that I estimated to be 15cm above her knee. I did a double take and couldn't help think she looked like she belonged on a street corner.

    How short are your skirts? What are the official/unofficial guidelines in your workplace?
    Nice.

    I personally think that maybe 5-7cm above the knee is short enough. Not for fear of looking like one belongs *on a street corner*, rather for being able to move and bend without fear of showing too much and making it uncomfortable for others. I saw a girl working in a kitchen/homewares shop whose skirt covered no more than her bottom and I can only assume her day would require her to get up on step ladders to get things from high shelves, or even bending down. If I was her manager I would have sent her of to big w with 20 bucks to get an appropriate length skirt.


 
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