You’ve seen them I’m sure; young ladies on their way to work in their miniskirts and fishnets with open-toe rubber flats. This type of attire makes one look unprofessional. St. Lucians have created a reputation for themselves of being a people who adopt styles and attempt to modify them as best as they can to express some sense of individuality and uniqueness. This, at times, is done to a fault, as is the case with young women wearing fishnets to the office. Don’t misunderstand me, we get it! You’re tired of the same ol’ nylons. Fishnets are not banned from the office, but they have to be done right.
The wrong way to wear fishnets to work is to wear the wrong fishnets. Your wide-holed, slice-your-thigh fishnets should be worn to the club, be it strip club or dance club, but not to your place of work. You should also refrain from wearing fishnets that are heavily designed with flower patterns, “diamonds” and rips.
Generally, fishnets give the impression that the wearer is daring, sexy and seductive, qualities that a young professional ought not to make part of the list of adjectives used to describe her in an office setting or business establishment. Your hosiery (fancy word for stockings) should never detract attention from your professional endeavours. As a professional, you want to ensure that you attract the right kind of attention that will earn you the respect you deserve for your hard work. Women in the workplace face enough challenges as it is.
So just how should a professional wear her fishnets? Here are a few pointers which should help address this dilemma:
Respect yourself, respect your place of work, and respect your co-workers. Keep it classy!