Received Thursday, June 3, 2010
I am starting a new position next week and am slightly unsure how to dress. In my last position, I would dress mainly for comfort/functionality (it was freezing in their house and we weren't allowed to go anywhere, so I didn't care too much how I looked.) However, this is a much more professional position (through an upscale agency, who actually suggested I wear only khakis, which I only own one pair of.) I am very big into fashion and like to dress up and look nice, but it has to be a compromise since I am working with an infant and not at a fashion magazine.
So I am curious- what do other nannies typically wear to work? It said in my contract no ripped jeans, sweats, or tank tops (which I wouldn't wear anyway) and other than that, I'm a little unsure. I am really short and live in heels, but would it be innappropriate to wear them? (Obviously only when I am able to- once the baby is walking/running, that most likely won't be an option!) I want to make sure I'm covered up appropriately and don't look sexy, of course. With that in mind, would dresses/skirts be ok to wear in the hot summer months? Ideally I would like to mend conservative/function/fashion. Is this possible? Thanks for your kind suggestions!