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Is workwear an outdated notion?

As a recent survey finds just 10% of workers get dressed for their working day before changing into more comfortable clothes later, Insider Engage asks, will the (re)insurance market turn its back on formal business attire for good post Covid-19?

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Credit: Charles Tyrwhitt

In the new world of post-lockdown working, there has been one very visible change to the men and women of (re)insurance – a noticeable dressing down of appearances in meetings.

As we continue to embrace working from home – be that from your kitchen table, a spare room or the garden shed – many of the market’s executives have taken advantage of the more relaxed nature of our new office environments.

Once renowned in the City of London for being the smartest-dressed members of financial services, with Lloyd’s of London only relaxing its dress code in its very recent past, the last few months have seen brokers and underwriters ditch their jackets, ties, and even their shirts in favour of sports and leisurewear.


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