Dress code is the unwritten rule of clothing as an aspect of human physical appearance. A person's clothing may give the indications of their gender, income, occupation and social class, political, ethnic and religious affiliation, attitude and attitude towards comfort, fashion, traditions,..
The way how we dress certainly has an important role in how other people perceive us. I think it also indicates our relationship with ourselves, the way we respect ourselves and others.
Some time ago I read an article about some incident when a woman was forbidden to enter a court of law because she was wearing slippers. She claimed they were an elegant slippers, but they are still slippers and thus inappropriate to enter in one such institution.
Then I also read about the people who complained they could not enter a bank because they dressed in shorts, spaghetti straps, short skirts,.. Many of them and people who commented on this issue said it's their money and they should be allowed to enter a bank how they want, even in panties 😆
I am against some strict rule about what is decent to wear and everyone should try to express themselves through their individual style, or they can also follow the actual fashion.
But people should be aware of what is decent to wear in different situations.
For example, if outside is over 30°C and your professor comes formally dressed then you should also do the same, that way respecting them, yourself and the institution where you came to learn.
Personally I never liked to wear too short shirts that show my stomach, even when I was a young girl. But this kind of dressing is quite properly if you are on a beach.
Today I went to the doctor, nothing serious, just check up, and there were some six people in front of me. I knew I'll have to wait long, but at least it's free if you have an insurance. So the ladies started to talk and one of them said to the other that she wants to give her an advice. The advice was that she should not dress so elegant when going to a doctor because a doctor may think that she is rich and if the doctor is a bad person.. may also asks for money or presents. She said the poorer you look the better for you, then we all laughed. But everyone reassured her that this doctor is not that kind of doctors. From my experience this doctor really likes her job, and is always positive and with a smile on her lips.
That lady who got the advice said that she always dresses that way, elegant, and in my opinion not exaggerated. Then I looked at myself, I had a jeans, brown shoes, a blouse, a coat and a brown purse, a quite decent I thought and kinda neutral. Well I don't want to dress in some clothes that look old or too cheap but neither I would put on myself two or three rings, and earrings and necklace and all golden 😀