Female Bank of England Employees Must Wear Makeup and Heels (Updated)

By
Mervyn King (left) and Sir John Gieve. Mervyn could use a lesson in tying his tie, too.

Well, this is appalling: Earlier this week, the Bank of England held “Dress for Success” day. On that day, they sent out a memo to female employees detailing just how they should dress for success, important now more than ever in These Economic Times, the worst financial crisis Britain’s dealt with since the Depression. WWD obtained a copy of the memo:

The facts are that an informal lunchtime gathering was organised by a women’s staff group at which an external company presented their ideas about building confidence. The session was provided free and had nothing to do with the management of the Bank. A list of ideas about dress was discussed by the consultant. Most Bank staff will not have seen this and those that have are free to treat it as they wish. Like many organisations, the Bank simply expects staff to wear smart business attire.

Well, this is appalling: Earlier this week, the Bank of England held “Dress for Success” day. On that day, they sent out a memo to female employees detailing just how they should dress for success, important now more than ever in These Economic Times, the worst financial crisis Britain’s dealt with since the Depression. WWD obtained a copy of the memo:

Female Bank of England Employees Must Wear Makeup and Heels (Updated)