It is unfortunate when big businesses and banks fail, but even when all looks bleak, good things can still happen. It seems that there is some progress in the area of more women wearing stockings in the workplace. Read the remainder of the blog entry to read the few things that I have to say about the situation.
When I first read the article, I thought that it was a dress code requirement, but it is a dress code recommendation, and not for the entire organization. They are testing the recommendation on only 5 branches, and intend to extend it to the remainder of the organization later. Unfortunately, it seems that nobody has tried out the recommendations yet.
Also, because it is only a recommendation, I think that it is safe to assume that they are allowed to wear full length hosiery [i.e. pantyhose and tights].
Hopefully, they will allow men to wear shorts and hosiery. I doubt it, though, because I believe that they are going for a conservative professional look, and it would be very difficult to encourage men to wear hosiery, while looking conservative.
It is interesting that the banks request that the women wear flesh coloured underwear. I assume that the author is referring to bras, which might be visible through thinner shirts.
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