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More than 31 percent of women said flip-flops were the single “must have” item for work this summer.
But many companies disagree.
“The dress code says no beach wear and flip-flops are considered beach wear,” said a spokeswoman for BNP Paribas.
Style gurus warn that flip-flops, which are worn mainly by younger women, could be harmful to a career.
“Shoes convey the mood of a woman. Wearing flip-flops conveys the mood that you are relaxed and on vacation. That’s not a good message in the office,” said Meghan Cleary, a style commentator who wrote the book “The Perfect Fit: What Your Shoes Say About You.”
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