Millions of Americans have traded traditional work wardrobes for loungewear in the nearly two years of working remotely during the pandemic.
Now, as companies discuss return-to-office plans, many people are also rethinking what their post-pandemic workwear might look like. Will traditional “work vs. weekend” wardrobes become a thing of the past after the pandemic?
“The lines between work and weekend have been blurring for decades,” Deirdre Clemente, professor of fashion history at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, told “Good Morning America.” “This transition, [due to the pandemic] has certainly been faster since business casual became the standard for workplace attire in the early 2000s. So what we view as pandemic dress standards have actually been coming slowly for quite some time.”
“Dress standards change as American culture changes,” she added. “The pandemic has put many aspects of our lives into sharp focus.”
As the trend of casual workwear