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The divorce attorney asked the female staff to remove cardigans


The lead divorce attorney told staff to take off cardigans and wear smart shoes in an incredible email with a 1,000 word dress code. She stated, "We must always look fabulous."

  • Ayesha Vardag of Vardags law firm in the Old Bailey district of London sent the email to the staff
  • She said women have to wear "smart" shoes, but they don't have to be heels
  • The men were told that "tight pants and pointy toes" were "strictly frowned upon".

A senior divorce lawyer urged female employees to drop cardigans in an email with a 1,000-word dress code.

Ayesha Vardag, who runs Vardags law firm in London's Old Bailey, wrote a long email to the staff titled "Dress and Image – Dress Code and Beyond".

In the email, the divorce divorcee reminded employees that, according to Legal Cheek, they "must always look fabulous".

Ayesha Vardag wrote the staff a long email with a 1,000 word dress code asking women to dress "formally" but said they could also be "discreetly sexy".

She advised women to dress "formal" but said they could also be "discreetly sexy and colorful and extravagant" and should aim for a "Chanel / Dior / Armani look".

Ms. Vardag also noted that they shouldn't wear anything "homemade or homely", adding that "cardigans are almost never okay".

According to the email sent in July 2019, she said women need to wear “smart” shoes, but not that they need to be high heels.

She added, "I feel like high heels have disenfranchised and disabled women for decades."

Ms. Vardag runs the Vardags law firm in London's Old Bailey and sent the email urging staff to "look fabulous all the time".

Ms. Vardag runs the Vardags law firm in London's Old Bailey and sent the email asking them to "look fabulous anytime".

There are also rules for men who are told to choose a "Savile Row look" but stress that wool sweaters are "a no-no".

This also applies to "super tight pants or pointy toes", which are "strictly frowned upon".

They are also advised to wear "classic" shoes that are "black" because, as the old saying goes, "never wear brown in the city".

Ms. Vardag also noted that they shouldn't wear anything "homemade or homely", adding that "cardigans are almost never okay".

Ms. Vardag also noted that they shouldn't wear anything "homemade or homely", adding that "cardigans are almost never okay".

Ms. Vardag concluded the email with wisdom about health and fitness, adding, "Eat well, get plenty of exercise, be careful what you drink, get outside as much as you can and shine."

Stephen Bence, director of strategy at Vardags, said employees have "a thorough understanding of the standards" but that a reminder is required occasionally.

He added that they adhere to the highest possible professional standards, including their dress code, which employees agree to upon joining.

Ms. Vardag concluded the email with wisdom about health and fitness, adding, "Eat well, get plenty of exercise, watch what you drink, get outside as much as possible and shine."

Ms. Vardag concluded the email with wisdom about health and fitness, adding, "Eat well, get plenty of exercise, be careful what you drink, get outside as much as you can and shine."

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