In decades past, the office world was homogeneous, with a strictly defined code of style which had little room for self-expression. From the clothes you wore to the way you styled yourself, you were expected to present yourself in a particular way in order to show that you had a professional attitude.
Today that attitude is changing. As the world becomes more accepting of others and their differences, it is finally starting to be understood that the decisions for how someone likes to look says little about their ability to perform excellently, even in a corporate setting. There are many areas of personal expression which were once taboo but are gaining mainstream acceptance.
Where there was once a very restrictive set of appropriate ways to style your hair and groom your face, today many offices allow for significantly more expression. It’s not uncommon to see men with long hair secured in a top bun, or women with shorter, choppy hairstyles. Even the once unthinkable act of dying your hair with bright colors, both in its entirety or as a source of highlights, is not unheard of in the corporate world.
Few forms of self-expression have undergone a greater public image growth than tattoos. In the past, it was common knowledge that you should never get tattoos anywhere that couldn’t be covered by a suit, but now tattooed arms and legs are far from disqualifying in most fields. Although there remain some areas which may be held against you, primarily face and neck tattoos, as well as hand tattoos in some offices, even once-provocative styles like full sleeves are becoming normal among younger generations.
While a single tattoo in each earlobe, and only for women, was once the corporate understanding, modern piercing culture is growing in familiarity and making its way into more corporate settings. Increased numbers of piercings in ears, earrings for men, and in some offices even nose rings are sights that don’t even trigger a second thought anymore.
The days of needing a closet full of three-piece suits have been relegated to the past around many modern offices. While some level of professional dress is usually still required, business casual has begun to spill out from an occasional treat to acceptable most days. Suits with no ties or wearing a sweater over a collared shirt will no longer make you stand out in many offices, nor does showing up in a more relaxed and comfortable dress.
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