it's easy for guys to figure out what to wear when told to dress professionally... that usually seems to include a tie and a jacket, no matter WHAT the weather is!
what women are to wear is much more confusing though- there's pants, there's dresses, there's skirts and jackets
the girls of the office have been in a debate with the boss lately as to what consists of proper female work attire, the female argument being that his standard of what women are to wear to work is based on archaic ideas of "professional fashion" being based on men's fashions... that women can't dress professionally if dressed like women. The boss tends to want very structured attire and HATES sweater over dress combinations that always appear in women's magazines under the category of proper work attire.
Not to mention that we are outside for a majority of the day no matter WHAT the weather is, so in the summer some outfits are just ASKING for an entire day of misery!
should women's professional attire be based on men's professional attire, or should it be different?
what constitutes as women's professional attire? (when you do a web search there is a HUGE variety of clothing shown!)