Is Dress Code Really Required?

Is Dress Code Really Required?

Is Dress Code Really Required?

By Siddharth Abrol

From the time we start going to school to the time we start going to the office, we are always told by everyone to wear a certain dress code. In school, we are told to wear a uniform, even in college on some stipulated days and in office, it’s compulsory to wear formal. I don’t really understand why it is required. I can understand during school but during office and college, I feel this is too restricting. Neither a person’s progress be judged by the fact if he wears formal or casual clothes nor his discipline. Even people wearing formal clothes can be indisciplined and unprofessional. I don’t expect people on board allowing the employees to come to work on tracksuit but I don’t like the fact that they reject people only on the basis of their attire.

This dress code is not really now restricted to educational institutions or in the world of the corporate market but in general life. In 2017, when Sushant Singh Rajput attended a Diwali party in formal attire, he was heavily trolled by everyone that why he didn’t wear traditional clothing. This has become a norm now. I don’t understand why people have started restricting themselves in this case. Even in the gym, people buy tracksuits. I really don’t understand this thing. I think people can wear their normal attire for the gym. I don’t expect people to wear traditional clothing and do the gym. But why people have started judging themselves to be in good books of others. People should wear what they want to wear and the attire in which they are comfortable.

I know it is necessary to maintain uniformity and code of conduct in many places. But making it compulsory is of no use. People give a maximum output of the work given to them if they are in a comfortable state. I think one of the solutions of this is to allot some days as dress code and some days as free from this dress code. I am not against this but giving some leverage is also necessary. As for other informal events, I think people should wear what they want to wear and they should also ensure that they are in the analogy of the event eg:- I don’t expect people wear traditional in a new year party. I just hope that people should stop giving dress code as a priority