Virus changes office clothing 疫情改变职场人士装扮
Kiss your sharply-tailored menswear, your sheath dresses and high heels goodbye.
The new work-from-home reality has rapidly recalibrated the fashion code for professional wear.
"When Covid-19 hit and people were forced to work from home, there was an absolute halt in buying formal workwear," said Jessica Cadmus, a New York-based stylist. "The emphasis from my clients now is on polished loungewear, where the fit is not as tailored and comfort is key."
Her male clients, she said, are looking for new shirts but not trousers. "
They are not asking about sports coats, suits, or shoes. It's just shirts," she said. Women want statement necklaces, earrings and broaches instead of suits and dresses for a more put together look for video calls.
Some people aren't even changing out of their pajamas.
In June, 47% of consumers told market research firm NPD they are wearing the same clothes throughout most of their day while at home during the pandemic, and nearly a quarter said they liked wearing activewear, sleepwear, or loungewear most of the day.