Who should be dictating what you wear?

21st February 2021

I wouldn’t often be drawing comparisons between our NZ Parliament and the Aussie Open tennis tournament, but this month I am. Corporate dress codes are interesting, but are they needed?

Because both were in the headlines this month for stories associated with clothing.

The Aussie Open focused on Serena Williams.  The chatter wasn’t about how she was playing, but about what she was wearing (the image alongside shows her chosen attire).

And only a matter of days later, the parliament chatter was also about clothing, as they announced that ties were no longer mandatory.

So it got me thinking.

Are corporate dress codes a good thing or a bad thing? 

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