After a short holiday hiatus, Modern Manners Monday returns. I am revisiting George Washington’s Rules of Civility as it provides ample material. Today’s topic is near and dear to my heart as BTG will attest.
“In your Apparel be Modest and endeavor to accommodate Nature, rather than to procure Admiration. Keep to the Fashion of your equals Such as are Civil and orderly with respect to Times and Places.”
One should always dress in a manner appropriate to the situation and environment. Cleavage is not acceptable in the workplace unless you spend your working hours wrapped around a metal pole. I would also add that as a parent, one should consider the impression they make upon their kin. If you deem it tolerable for yourself, you are declaring it passable for your children as well.
As for the photo above, to quote BTG: “There is no place where that would be appropriate, not even the bedroom.”