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The Essentials of Business Etiquette: How to Greet, Eat, and Tweet Your Way to Success by Barbara Pachter

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42. Another Clothing Milestone: Have Panty Hose Disappeared from the Workplace?

It’s just too hot. I have given up wearing panty hose. Is that okay?

As the summer approaches, I am often asked that question. More businesses have embraced casual dress policies, and a lot of women have stopped wearing hose.

The answer is complicated. Hosiery provides a more finished look, and you wouldn’t wear a conservative business suit without hose. Yet in today’s business casual environment, wearing panty hose is not always necessary.

Women need to understand the importance of projecting a professional image and then determine what’s suitable for them and their workplace. Here are five items to consider:

1. If you are wearing pants or a pantsuit to the office, ...

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