I am going on a trip to a conference as well for training to two separate companies. I am interested to know what people believe is the correct dress code. As many may know, I work for a yoga apparel company where I wear stretchy pants, tank tops, flips flops, runners, and so on all day long. If I worked at a bank or another corporate type of environment this really wouldn’t be an issue. Now if I am going as the guest to a conference, does that mean I need to go shopping and wear clothes I wouldn’t otherwise?
I figure since I am the “customer” in both situations that I should be allowed to wear and do as I would at my normal job. But the question does arise – am I pushing the boundaries, does dress code really matter to the other company, and would they find it offensive or refreshing?
To make things more interesting, when we have consultants or vendors come to our office, we ask that they wear comfortable clothing (even if it isn’t stretchy pants) and have people come in wearing 3 piece suits, sweat pants, short shorts, dresses, and jeans. Never have I seen anyone receive it as offensive if the person didn’t wear athletic wear. What should I do?