Whether you are in high school or on the work force, there is usually a stated guideline of how you can dress and how you cannot. Dress Codes are set to insure that people do not dress scandalously and distract others from working. They are also designed so that workers or students can represent the school or company in a certain way. Some dress codes are stricter than others. If you feel that the dress code imposed upon you is cramping your style just a little too much, you can always break it — carefully.
Rules to follow if you do not want to get written up:
1. Play It Smart
Do not violate multiple dress-codes at once. Be selective. Choose one at a time. Also, know which violations will vex your teacher, supervisor, etc the most. If you have heard that your boss beheads anyone who wears flip flops, do not wear flip flops. Go for classy sandals instead.
2. Do Not Call Attention to Your Violation.
If you are wearing a short skirt, do not twirl around in it. You want to lay low. If you rob a bank, you do not wave the bag of money in front of a police officer. You walk behind his back and tuck the money bag under your jacket. Do the same with your violation.
3. Play Innocent
This is easiest if you already have a good reputation. If a seemingly innocent person does something wrong, a teacher or boss is less likely to reprimand them.
4. Use Your Religion
Christianity generally works best. If you wear a d©collet© blouse, wear a cross necklace. It is easier for someone to face your bursting breasts than God hanging around your neck. Amen!
5. Avoid Certain People
If you wear flip flops even though you know so and so will crush your toes if they catch you, then do not let them catch you. Do not go where you know they will be. If you do not know where they will be, then reconsider wearing this particular article.
6. Hide Without the Seek
If you are wearing flip flops and you run into the above flip flop-hating authority, then hide your feet. Drop your purse on them, or tuck them under a table. If they are not visible, you did not break a rule as far as the supervisor is concerned. Same goes for any other violating articles. Cover your welcoming bosoms with a book or folder. Lay your folder upon your super short skirt.
7. Be Friendly/Smile
People tend to prefer doing nice things for nice people. You get what you give. If someone is looking suspiciously at your garment or accessory of choice, smile and say hello. Instead of writing you up, they may just compliment you!
If you are going to break a rule, do so wisely, and if you are caught, go down with dignity. Avoid swearing and hostile attitude.
If you follow these guidelines, you should not have to sink in your ship. At best, you will waltz out of work or school, without the weight of a write-up or reprimand, wearing what you want to wear. Bonne Chance!