The Real Simple Reader Etiquette Poll
It all depends on the workplace: 67.2%
Only if you want to get the job: 23.2%
No. That old-school rule has expired: 9.6%
Experts say: “In a creative environment, there’s no need to conform to the traditional interview garb―and that means panty hose,” says Beth Saseen, a senior design recruiter for the Nike Footwear and Product Design Group, in Beaverton, Oregon. That said, if you’re seeking work at a formal office, where women tend to wear skirt suits, hosiery is a must, says Judith Bowman, author of Don’t Take the Last Donut: New Rules of Business Etiquette ($15, Career Press, amazon.com).