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Zurich's strict dress code: no piercings, no heavy makeup, no gym shoes

The “Office de la population” of the municipality of Zurich has posted a dress code for its employees: no tattoos, piercings or underwear should be visible, no heavy makeup and wild manicures, no gym shoes and no heavy perfume. Also banned are:

  • plunging necklines
  • backless dresses
  • revealing blouses
  • multicolored hair
  • strong odors: perspiration or perfume

Back in the 1980s, one of my friends was arrested by the Zurich police for sitting in a park reading the newspaper in brightly colored shorts. The cops thought he was wearing underwear, which at that time, one could not wear in public. I don’t know if this is still the case.



Author of "The Secret of Angat", a novel set in the Philippines during World War II. Founder,; Founder ( - travel) and (beauty, style).

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