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    Re: Hi Heels at work...

    Quote Originally Posted by anunitu View Post
    It is interesting that some women LIKE wearing dresses..I guess it is just that they have worn them for so long. There is also this: my ex wore dresses and skirts even when she did not have to because the church she was part of had this whole women MUST wear dresses,mainly granny ones..you know like little house on the prairie ones,down to the ankles. If you wonder it was an SDA church.

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    And Duce you could go with those shorts skirts things..culottes??
    Dresses can actually be really comfortable, though. Like if it's really hot outside, they're way better than shorts. You won't catch me dead wearing anything resembling pants in the summer. Wearing a silk or light cotton sundress is the closest thing to being naked, and I wish men got to experience the joy of wearing them.

    They can also be comfortable when it's cold out. I find that a good pair of wool tights layered over a pair of leggings is warmer than a pair of leggings layered under pants, even wool pants. They're just tighter, and that makes it warmer. Back in the day, men used to wear tunics over what were basically wool leggings. It's sort of the same.

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    Re: Hi Heels at work...

    I don't think it should be forced on women to wear high heels at work. I would love to see a guy wear them for 8 hours a day. When I had my last job I used to wear 1 - 1 and 1/2 " heels just fine. It is a choice. However, I think some of these women who wear 5 " heels are just plain crazy. What the heck are they thinking? I would fall over just trying them on. Plus they have to hurt after a while. However, like I said, no one has the right to force women to wear high heels.
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    Re: Hi Heels at work...

    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedOne View Post
    I generally find women's fashion to be a breeding ground for nonsensical ideas (my current grudge is fake pockets, someone please explain why in hell women buy items with fake pockets). High heels are a special case of nonsensical and masochistic so I'm all in favor of removing them from dress codes and then burning them all. Since the latter won't happen, I'll settle for the former.
    100% YES!!!!! lol. Fake pockets are the WORST. Next to high heels.

    There's a church in Melbourne that does national youth conferences etc and all their lady back-up singers are required to wear very high heels on stage for around 2h hours while jumping around. It's absurd! I won't wear high heels on stage because I'm too scared of falling over!!

    I'm pleased to say high heels breach my occupation's Occupational Health and Safety Standards so I never have to wear them. Like Dani said, there's LOADS more sensible, stylish options out there. Like Crocs.

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    I've had heels that eased back pain for me. I've learned which ones are better. That said, I rarely wear them now, and definitely think that requiring heels is wrong. And sometimes they are downright dangerous. Same with requiring skirts, although I really love wearing skirts, always have. They are very comfy in many situations. Twirls like a four-year old.

    The fake pockets are decorative because real pockets look bulky. And if you are enough of a fashion criminal to actually use the pockets, then they are bulkier still. Fashion over function. Because accomplishing fashionable good looks trumps any other kind of accomplishment.

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    Re: Hi Heels at work...

    Sooo.....

    I should just hold onto the premise that women's* fashion is a breeding ground for nonsense and be glad that it is primarily not my problem.


    * To be fair, I've come across some rather silly men's stuff too. It just isn't quite as widespread. Well, excepting ties. Whoever thought that wearing a noose should be part of men's formal attire needs to be brought back from the dead so that I can hurt him... badly... repeatedly... for about five years straight...
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    Re: Hi Heels at work...

    Fake pockets do my head in. I need pockets. Preferably large ones. For my inhaler, tissues, painkillers.... and stuff. Like books.

    I was way ahead of my time in wanting to wear trousers and it caused no end of problems with my mother when I was young. I still live in trousers, and when I wear skirts they have to be full length. And I wear them with socks. (Stockings and suspenders may once have been thought sexy but honestly they are uncomfortable). and men's shoes.

    Because men have the right idea on footwear. Flat wide and comfy. A bit like me, really... )
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    Re: Hi Heels at work...

    If men had to wear them, this would never be a thing.

    Also, if PwC is Price Waterhouse Coopers (my uncle works for them in the US and I know they are global), they don't he the requirement in his office. Workplace safety standards being what they are, I'm not sure that is strictly legal...but I'm not sure--after all, I work somewhere where steel toes and hardhats are all the rage...
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    Re: Hi Heels at work...

    I'm not a fan of fake pockets, but I kind of understand their purpose. Like a few people have said, pockets can be bulky, and a lot of the items that have fake pockets fit very close to the body. If you put change or a set of keys in there, you are going to see it. On the other hand, the pockets can help some pieces be more flattering. I know that personally, when I wear pants without pockets at all, there's a certain lump at the sides of my hips that you can really clearly see. Pockets seem to draw attention away from that.

    Sometimes, fake pockets are just about being cheap. Adding real pockets takes more fabric and requires more detailed sewing. Cheap clothing companies don't want to bother putting in that kind of resources and effort. Since the women's market for fast fashion is way bigger than the men's, you can maybe understand why this is a thing.

    Also, sometimes people *think* that certain clothing items have fake pockets, but they are actually real pockets sewn shut. When manufacturers ship clothing, they usually sew the pockets shut to help the pieces hold their shape better when they're jam-packed into those boxes (and possibly to prevent in-store theft of smaller items). You're *supposed* to take a stitch ripper or small pair of scissors to those when you take the piece home, but a lot of people don't realize that you can. The reason this doesn't happen as often with men's clothing is that the style of pockets are often different (ie not the narrow slit pockets we usually get in women's clothing).

    That all being said, nothing is more annoying than finding a ton of clothing with fake pockets when you want real pockets. All of my clothing has real pockets, but I don't actually use them. Ever. I even had one pair of pants where I sewed the real pockets back shut, because they always seemed to gape when I wore them. Like a lot of women, I carry a handbag everywhere (no amount of pockets is going to fit a water bottle and my epi-pen), so I don't really need them. They usually just get filled with tissues, receipts, and public transit tickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    If men had to wear them, this would never be a thing.

    Also, if PwC is Price Waterhouse Coopers (my uncle works for them in the US and I know they are global), they don't he the requirement in his office. Workplace safety standards being what they are, I'm not sure that is strictly legal...but I'm not sure--after all, I work somewhere where steel toes and hardhats are all the rage...
    It was the staffing firm that outsourced her to PwC that had this policy. My friend who used to work at that very same PwC office confirmed that.

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    Re: Hi Heels at work...

    Quote Originally Posted by DanieMarie View Post
    It was the staffing firm that outsourced her to PwC that had this policy. My friend who used to work at that very same PwC office confirmed that.
    I got that--I'm just saying that other contractors that handle the reception stuff at other offices of theirs may not have that same policy.
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    Re: Hi Heels at work...

    I love heels, though I do have a limit on the the height of the heels. After 4 inches I can't promise I can walk in them. I'd also like to see service with a whole bunch of female line cooks wearing heels, that would be hilarious!!! However I don't believe women should have to wear heels if they don't want to.

    side note: I have seen some men who can rock a pair of heels like no ones business
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