Anyone who’s watched a few episodes of “What Not To Wear” knows our attire affects the way we feel about ourselves, as well as how others view us. So it shouldn’t be any surprise that a recent survey by The Ragtrader found that what we wear to work can really affect our success rate. “This relates to both accomplishing more during 9-5 and even climbing the career ladder quicker too,” a survey author said. The survey polled 3,000 workers and found that 78 percent of women believe the way they dress affects their day at work and more than half believe dressing up affects their performance and success at work. How do these women dress for success? Well, in addition to the usual power suits, more than 27 percent “admitted they will happily wear a slightly risqué outfit to work in an attempt to get a bonus or promotion.” At least 5 percent of those even report doing this on a regular basis.
So what about you? Have you ever worn a risqué outfit to work in an attempt to snag a bonus or promotion? Do you ever feel competitive about fashion, like 48 percent of women surveyed reported (compared to 27 percent of men)? Do you think your work attire has ever hurt or helped you? [Telegraph]