UBS issues strict, weird dress code rules

Banking giant UBS launched a dress
code for its retail client-facing employees in Switzerland, reminding them to
button up.

In a 44 page
document, guidelines on the employees’ dress code include flesh-coloured
underwear for female employees and tough restrictions on the colour of men’s

“The dress code only concerns a few
client-facing employees who work with retail clients in some of UBS’ branches,”
a UBS spokesman said.

Women can wear no more than seven
pieces of jewellery, while men can only wear three, according to the new dress
code. The shirt collar must be wide enough to pass a finger inside.

Female employees must make sure
their skirts are at knee-length and their blouses and underwear are not too

Women are reminded to use perfume
in the morning (UBS adds it’s most effective when sprayed on right after
showering) – but no different perfume should be experimented with during lunch

Speaking of the lunch break:
employees are reminded to avoid strong-smelling food and smokers should try and
keep the smell of tobacco at a minimum by brushing their teeth after having a

Both men and women’s suits must be
in dark colours (grey, navy blue or black), while the owners of the suits are
asked to change them daily.


Female employees must wear flesh coloured underwear.

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