High Heels Friday

Economic growth, Financial Events

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The blog has noticed a major change in dress code over the last few months. The concept of ‘Dress Down Friday’ has begun to disappear in both the chemical industry, and the financial world.

Apparently this experience is not unique to the blog. Writing in the Financial Times today, Lucy Kellaway observes that “the casual look, which we used to regard as a sign of egalitarianism and unstuffiness, now looks sloppy”.

She notes that when the economy is bad, “we need to dress up to cheer up”. And she also mentions that a female friend of hers, recently promoted, is about to launch ‘High Heels Friday” as a way of boosting the morale of her female staff. I wonder whether my blogging colleague, Barbara, will help to lead this trend?

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