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Fishnets at the Office? U.K. Firm’s Reported Ban Sets Off Great Debate

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An unidentified law firm, thought to be in London, has reportedly banned fishnet stockings.

A law firm employee posted news of the ban on, the Daily Mail reports. The employee said the firm banned the attire because it was too much of a distraction and projected an unprofessional image.

The newspaper says the issue “has left lawyers as neatly divided as a divorcing millionaire’s fortune.”

One investment banker disapproved of the idea. “Fishnet stockings? Are you out of your mind? Which law firm do you work for? Soho Working Girls LLP?”

But others said the law firm was too strict. “Why is everyone getting their knickers in such a twist over this?” wrote one person. “Thigh-high boots are not going to be appropriate, but why should female lawyers be consigned to wearing a uniform of boring suits?”

The Daily Mail’s fashion editor, Natalie Theo, weighed in, pronouncing fishnets to be “totally appropriate” for the office.

A hat tip to Legal Blog Watch, which posted the Daily Mail story.

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