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Stress-Down Fridays

By Paperstone on November 2, 2012 in Office Workers, Workwear

Workdays in smooth velour

Fridays in smooth velour? Another stressful dilemma for the dress-down day

Dress-down Fridays, intended to propagate a relaxed workplace culture, have become instead a source of stress for office workers, according to a new poll commissioned by Indeed, one in seven of us has tried to pull a sickie to avoid it.

Nearly a quarter of have turned up late due to workwear-related procrastination and a fifth have returned home to change their dress-down Friday outfit. Forty-three percent spend more time on hair and make-up on Fridays than other days and 24 percent use the day to try out a new look.

Thirteen percent of office drones describe the day as the most stress-filled of the working week.

Said Julie Donnelly, head of womenswear buying at “The pressure to look good in the office has never been more intense, and with 51 per cent of people claiming to go straight out from work on a Friday, day-to-night fashion like our latest range of party dresses, is proving increasingly popular.”

“We’ve all been there… It’s a dilemma that millions of us face every week that can be easily solved with a few individual items that can be mixed and matched to create that killer, day-to-night combo,” opined brand ambassador Fearne Cotton.

A gender breakdown of the survey’s sample and results was not available.


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