Do you prefer dressing up and feeling professional or dressing down and feeling comf

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  1. Ms. I

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    For me, it all depends on what I'm in the mood to wear & the day has nothing to do w/ it, although I do dress more casually on Fridays. I could wear jeans all 5 days a wk if I wanted to. The type of clothing I wear the least are dresses, but I bought a few lately.
     
  2. KLSSwimmer

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    I absolutely love the pictures! They are great!
     
  3. scholarteacher

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    I dress up from the ankles up, and wear tennis shoes! :)
     
  4. shouldbeasleep

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    There's one more, Peach. How about those rare teachers who wear the clothes adorned with apples and rulers and A B C and 1 2 3. I have a friend whose mother buys them for her all the time. I know I'll offend someone if I tell you my opinion of them, so I won't say a word.
     
  5. Peachyness

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    I actually did draw one of those, but I was afraid that I may overstep the line!!! :lol:
     
  6. Miss84

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    Unfortunately I have no say in my work attire as I have to wear a mandated uniform to work. In fact if I happen to run an errand after work, I get dropped jaws when I explain I am an elementary school teacher and not someone who works in a government office.
     
  7. JustMe

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    I'll be honest...when I turn forty I may wear a cardigan or two with school-themed button covers. I think they're cute! Seriously! :whistle:
     
  8. chemteach55

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    I threw away every pair of heels and stockings when I stopped selling real estate. I only wear skirts on the days that we have mass unless it is real cold (maybe 2 days a year). Most days I wear khakis and a polo with cute sandals. I would quit teaching if I had to dress up to do it. We can wear jeans pretty much anytime we want except on a mass day. Our coaches teach in shorts which is pretty much the norm for south Louisiana (at least the schools that I have taught in). My principals wear polo shirts and khaki pants most of the time.
     
  9. Peachyness

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    UGH! I tried to dress up all cute and pretty like on Thursday. Of course, I had to wear nice high heel shoes. My feet were so sore and torn up and blistery at the end of the day.... I just don't know how woman can wore those types of shoes!!! I think I'll stick with my flats for now on...

    On that note, I finally got my comic strip about different types teacher dress looks up on the web. Same thing that I posted here, except I added a few more comments.
     
  10. MrsC

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    For our first day of school on Tuesday, we all wear our polyester staff polo shirts with either black or khaki bottoms. Although it's chilly here today (thank goodness!), if the heat and humidity we had all this past week return, we won't be a pretty sight (or smell) by the end of the day!
     
  11. Peachyness

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    :lol: I hope not!
     
  12. Joyful!

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    I'm a skirt girl. I work for a business casual place by their definition which is more like super casual in reality. My nod to the heat and the casual aspect is that I only wear stockings in the dead of winter. (Which lasts about 3-5 weeks here in my part of the Sunshine State).
    I am very comfy. I will say that there are days when I wear a lands end kind of skirt that has the softest material, almost like pjs or a t shirt, and the softest waistband. That is my concession to my I need to be more comfortable days.
     
  13. teacherSMK

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    I dress up more than down. But, in a Kindergarten classroom, an element of comfort is required. I wear khakis and dress slacks a lot. Always with nice, professional tops. I like skirts and dresses. I wear them as often as I can, but like I said it is more difficult with the little ones.
     
  14. swansong1

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    I dress down. I have different colored jeans for each day and I look for really colorful shirts to mix and match. I can't remember the last time I wore a skirt or dress. Don't even have any in my closet. I have some problems with my feet and have to wear sneakers to accommodate the pain, so I look for colorful items in that category, also.
     

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