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Survey Reveals Creative Wardrobe Choices Among Workers
MENLO PARK, CA -- A clown suit. A Cat in the Hat costume. A disco dress. These aren’t Halloween costumes; they’re actual outfits people have worn to work on days other than October 31. The Creative Group, a specialized staffing service providing marketing, advertising, creative and web professionals on a project basis, recently asked 250 U.S. advertising and marketing executives to describe the weirdest wearables they’ve observed at the office.
Those surveyed were asked, “Other than on Halloween, what is the strangest outfit or article of clothing you have ever seen someone wear at work?” Here are some of their responses:
“Professionals in the creative industry often enjoy some freedom when it comes to office attire, but these examples show it’s possible to go overboard,” said Tracey Fuller, executive director of The Creative Group. “Employees should dress in a way that ensures their ideas -- not their fashion choices -- stand out.”
Some individuals, for example, took the business-casual concept a bit far by arriving at work wearing the following:
Accessories can liven up an outfit, but these next examples prove even a little “bling” can look bizarre around the office:
Many people dream of being someone else for a day, but these individuals took the hankering to heart by coming to work dressed like the following characters:
Then there were those who answered the call of the wild by dressing up as these critters:
Finally, there was the employee who took the concept of dressing for the part literally:
The Creative Group has offices in major markets across the United States and in Canada, and offers online job search services at www.creativegroup.com.