You’ve come a long way, baby, but it may be the wrong way. Some women lawyers have gone from blue suits and white bow-tied blouses to dressing like hookers. It’s liberating to dress as you please, but is it liberation?
The late federal judge, Lenore Nesbitt, would be rolling over in her grave if she saw some of what passes for proper legal attire. Back in the day, she would send women out of her courtroom if they wore open-toed shoes. Pearls were de rigueur if you appeared before her. She would have been truly horrified to see bare-legged lawyers wearing sandals to court. I can only imagine her reaction to deep cleavage and pierced body parts.
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