Kinky title I know, but I’m super curious. OK, let me start at the beginning. About a month or so ago my office had a corporate induction day, as we’d been acquired by a new company. Along with all the new paperwork we had to fill out we also had to sit through the new policies and procedures – oh so fascinating….NOT! It was all the general things you’d expect from a work place; don’t sexually harass anyone (damn), don’t deal with bribes blah blah blah!!
Then the subject of dress codes came up and somehow the term “corporate boob” arose. We wondered (OK, I WONDERED) whether it was ever appropriate to show some boob or cleavage in the office. Of course it all depends on what kind of space you work in, whether it’s very corporate or more relaxed. Everyone poo-poos the idea and I’m honestly not a fan of getting my girls out in general (only because I’m not confident enough), but I think if you are confident and want to then why not? I’m also not a fan of having to dress like a man (i.e. power suits and white shirts) to succeed in the business world. So why can’t women look like women in the office and what does that even mean? Am I just opening up another can of worms there?
To top it all off a new reality show started called When Love Comes to Town and the promos kicked off the conversation again because of one of the contestant on the show, Abbey.
Abbey says it herself, she’s always worked in a very corporate environment as a banker, but surely her girls aren’t out like that if she’s in a meeting with Merrill Lynch or the like?! Don’t get me wrong, I think she looks great and pretty sexy, but is there a place for boobs out in the boardroom and does a woman get taken seriously if her cans are out? I know if she worked in my office we’d all be talking about her over drinks on a Friday afternoon, which is horrible I know as we should stick by our fellow sisters, but honestly women are such assholes to each other – nothing new there!
I took to Google to see what the general consensus is and of course I wasn’t surprised to read that women should avoid looking “sexy” in the office. I’m not sure why, but that really bothered me. In fact, this whole article bothered me!
How to Avoid Looking Inappropriate for the Office (for Women) lists all the things women should abstain from. I took great offence to the advice of steering clear of vibrant lipsticks especially “fire engine reds or bubblegum pinks”. FUCK THAT NOISE! I don’t care where you work, if you want to wear bubblegum pink lipstick that’s your choice and shouldn’t be deemed inappropriate just because others don’t have the chutzpah to pull it off. Don’t get me started on the advice to “carry a simple purse” that’s just crazy.
All right darlings, I’ve ranted enough and now it’s over to you. What’s your stance on “corporate boob” Is it inappropriate or should we all be getting our ta-ta’s out for the next AGM?
Also what are you favourite terms for your boobs? Do you have a name for them? Nothing to do with the post, just want to know ‘cos I’m a perv LOL! 😉