Women at a disadvantage with work wear
The Great Britain's Women's Engineering Society (WES) is attempting to tackle this situation by gathering evidence of women's professional wardrobe tribulations. Its goal is to determine the nature and extent of the problem and to collaborate with clothing manufacturers to address need. WES president Jan Peters notes that not only is wearing ill-fitting garments in dynamic settings potentially unsafe, but the prospect may dissuade women from pursuing careers in certain fields. "We need the makers of safety wear— work boots, high visibility jackets, protective gloves, and the like—to cater to our needs," Peters says.
So never mind being dressed to nines—hopefully in the near future women won't have to resort to wearing a men's size 9 boot while working in a kennel or cattle shed.