Stretchy Leggings

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    I've noticed a trend where lots of adult women in my area are now wearing stretchy Capri length leggings. They're very form fitting. All I can say is that I heartily approve.
     
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    Ahh the yoga pant demographic, like clubbing baby seals.


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    Yes.

    As a side note, those solar sunscreen leggings for cyclists to protect their legs from the sun when wearing shorts don't work. Especially if you have big quads. They just slide down. The arm things work though.
     
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    I've seen some girls who have no business at all wearing leggings, but most of the time though it just involves an awkwardly pitched tent.
     
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    Yeah, like when trying to stretch some size three panties over a size nine ass results in a size six thong.
     
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    This was my introduction to the fashion, and I too heartily approved:
     
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    Mesmerizing..... ;)
     
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    I kinda like jean shorts myself.






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    My ex could do that - too bad she was bat**** crazy.

    What's the old saying - "No matter how hot she is some guy somewhere is tired of her BS."
     
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    I apologize, I have been quaffing the firewater posted in the other thread.
     
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    Indeed!!!
     
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    That one is mesmerizing too.... :yeahthat:
     
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    Lots of girls wear hip-huggers when they have WAY TOO MUCH hip to hug! :eek:
     
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    A few 20something girls wear these almost every day to the office. One is absolutely gorgeous so no complaints from me. But I scratch my head at how kids (anyone under 40) these days think it's appropriate for a professional office environment.
     
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    Because times change and most offices are just daily holding cells anyway, for work that can easily be done elsewhere in many modern job roles... with less amenities than real holding cells.

    Nobody needs to wear a suit, to hang out in the lovely "open workspaces" of today, which are often only one step up from a human warehouse project.

    People have generally figured out that what someone is wearing has little effect on what they can do for you, and thinking certain types of clothes produce results is extremely shallow.

    My CTO wears jeans and t-shirts in the office. I'm usually more "dressed up" than he is, since I still have the old fashioned notion that my shirts for work should have collars. Doesn't affect either of our abilities to make or save the company money in the slightest, except one...

    We'd both happily put on a dress shirt and slacks on the day you visit if you're a customer, just to make you think we're more professional and make a sale, but neither of us measures success that way.

    It's just marketing to old people's outdated habits.

    Now in the case of the leggings, I suppose one could claim they're a bit more of a distraction than a scruffy engineer banging away on a keyboard in a poorly temperature maintained "cube farm", who had to go out and buy noise canceling headphones to survive in the stupid but cheap as hell "open workplace" environment, but probably not so much so as to cause any serious dips in overall production.

    At this point, interviewing a tech worker who has been around long enough to know they'll be shoved into a cubical without walls, who shows up to an interview in a full suit, complete with accessories like a fancy watch and cuff links, would be more suspicious than not. We'd wonder if he was a fan of Mad Men, or something. Or very unimaginative. We might cut him some slack if he had grey hair.

    "Okay, nice suit... There's your open workspace cube, and computer, staff meeting is at 3 in this room here. We could do all of this with a conference call and a VPN, and never really need to see you at all, but we're here, so smile and loosen the tie. It'll probably both cut off important circulation to your brain, and make you really hot and sweaty for no good reason. The A/C doesn't really hold a temperature very well in this giant warehouse like office thing."

    Nobody cares what we wear. Only that we make them money. Some places have uniforms. Most of the best talent won't work for them, without the pay being significantly above the places that don't require it.

    Anyone who shows up with a tie on, after maybe interviews, would be asked where they were interviewing at lunch time.
     
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    There are two men in this world who definitely deserve Nobel peace prizes:
    1. The guy who convinced women that yoga pants are acceptable public attire.
    2. The guy who convinced women to wear their purses with the strap crossing between their breasts.
    If men got to look at those two things all day they'd never have thoughts of going to war.
     
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    With the exception that a lot of ancient wars were fought over women. Helen of Troy immediately comes to mind.
     
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    and suffer from PMSD.
     
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    Well said.

    If you're not face to face interacting with your clients you should wear something comfortable as long as it's not a distraction or causing issues.

    Sara wants to wear yoga pants while she sits in her cube and types on a keyboard,fine.
     
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    I've found that for the most part, it's women that have issues with what women are wearing to work.
     
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    Dress for success. Even flying the bush I wear a clean company shirt and clean Carhartts, not a T-shirt with old, dirty and torn pants.
     
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    Yeah, in aviation you're face to face with the folks you're providing services for, ofcourse you should look like a representation of the company.

    If you're on a computer or phone no one knows what you're wearing, and success is more of a mindset and character of the person, you're not your frickin' kackies.

    I've met a few phonies who will amount to nothing, they always did the fake it till you make it look, dressing up and whatnot, didn't help them.

    So yeah, if the public sees you, dress like you'd be expected by the public to, if you're not dealing with the public dress for comfort.


    And those childish complainers should be the ones receiving warnings for disrupting productivity. If you're more worried about other people's fashion then doing your own job, perhaps you should find a new job.
     
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    Mark Zuckerberg, jeans, t-shirt, hoodie, billionaire.
    Steve Jobs, jeans, turtleneck, billionaire.

    If you want to be a billionaire, wear jeans and a t-shirt.
     
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    oh, that's not what you meant. nevermind
     
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    Did ol' Helen look good in yoga pants?
     
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    My input to this thread regarding stretchy leggings will simply be two words ......"camel toe" ;)
     
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    There was a time this was a Mad Men-esque environment with ties required. Now it's business casual. There are around 1200 people in this office. If you work in a semi-professional office you should act like an adult, and part of that includes dressing appropriately. It would be a different story if you worked by yourself or maybe even in a group of like-minded people. In my mind it's similar to my choice of watches. I have a Timex I keep in my truck because there's no clock in the dash. It's a fine watch and has kept flawless time for years. But I have an Original Grain watch that I prefer wearing most days, really for no reason other than it looks nice.

    I really can't over-emphasize how gorgeous this girl is in her tights every day, but I think she's hurting her career. Could she function, as a couple of folks have said, in tights, or even an old t-shirt and jeans? Sure, but there's more to most people's careers than just doing their job. There are times that appearance counts. There are 300 applicants for every job posting we have. She'll be competing with a lot of people for better jobs here. Why not give yourself every advantage?
     
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    I'll say it... you're old arent you? :D

    Sure it absolutely matters for the interview, but after that? Performance is what counts. As long as you aren't egregiously disgusting no one cares. I've worked as an engineer in a plant, and if you come dressed up nicely you will not be respected by anyone there, you're expected to get dirty <- okay that's an extreme example. Still, how you dress is largely shallow and in almost all tech companies people wear shorts and tee-shirts or whatever they want.

    In my mind if the employees are happy and comfortable and don't feel like a working stiff, they'll be happier, if they're happier they'll do better work.