Last year I wrote about wearing dressy bermuda shorts in business casual settings and I was surprised at the number of negative responses. To reiterate, I’m advocating the look of dressy long bermuda shorts that are the same length as work appropriate pencil skirts or dresses, worn with dressy separates and business appropriate accessories and footwear. I’m not encouraging short relaxed Bermuda shorts worn with a knitted top and casual sandals.
I wear dressy, knee-length bermuda shorts for business casual settings so I still vote yay. I make sure to dress them up with heels and, often, a tailored jacket. Of course if your work dress code does not allow shorts of any description, its a no go. They also won’t work in a business formal environment.
So ladies, have you had a change of heart? If you don’t fancy dressy Bermuda shorts, or aren’t allowed to wear them in your own work environment, can you appreciate the look on others? Or do you think that dressy Bermuda shorts are inappropriate in business casual settings.