Swiss banking giant UBS has issued a strict dresscode for employees, calling on them to wear “skin-coloured” lingerie and to ditch “fancy and coloured” artificial fingernails.
In a document of over 40 pages, UBS underlined details from head to toe, including permissible hairstyles, what cut of skirt and which type of socks to wear.
“The reputation of UBS makes up our most precious asset. Adopting an irreprochable behaviour implies having an impeccable presentation,” said the bank, which has been trying to rebuild its reputation since suffering record losses during the financial crisis.
Women should not wear “flashy” jewellery or skirts that are “too tight behind.”
Underwear must not be “visible against clothing or spilling out of clothing.” Rather, they should “skin-coloured under white shirts.” Employees should ensure that natural roots are not showing if they have coloured their hair.
Men should wear a “straight-cut two button jacket and pants that make up part of a classic professional suit.”
They should not wear ties that do not match the “morphology of the face” nor socks with cartoon motifs.