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At a corporate office: It depends. “Don’t go without hosiery until you see someone senior doing it,” recommends Kat Griffin, the New York City–based founder of, a fashion and lifestyle blog for lawyers, bankers, M.B.A.’s, and consultants.

At a business-casual office: Sure, but opt for shoes with more coverage instead of sandals. “In our workplace, hosiery is encouraged, but we do make exceptions
for the summer,” says Lauren Mathisen, a recruiter for Jones Lang LaSalle, a commercial real estate firm headquartered in Chicago.

At a creative office: Absolutely—nude hose can actually make you look stodgy. (No offense, Duchess.) Still, don’t go there with a miniskirt.

RS readers who said yes: 75%*

*According to a Facebook poll of 2,560 Real Simple readers.

See what the experts say your work clothes reveal about you in Are You Dressing Properly for Work?

(Joana Avillez)

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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