Working Girls: How film and TV sexed up women’s office wear – and why it’s time to make a change
From Mad Men to Industry, women’s on-screen office wear has reflected their professional standing while alluding to their sexuality, but the pandemic has given us pause to reconsider what we put on when we step back into the office, writes Harriet Hall
What do you wear to the office? A suit? A tailored dress and heels? Jeans and a smart top? Do you even remember? The last 18 months have fragmented the idea of the workplace, once on a pedestal as a destination of productivity, the office now stands among several divisive issues borne of the pandemic: alongside mask-wearing, vaccination and holidaying abroad.