May 18, 2009

The Nail Polish Throwdown of 2009


A classic case of varying opinions in the office: nail polish at work…yes or no?

The whole thing started because I mentioned that I needed to go get my nails done after work and that I was a little burnt out on the whole French Manicure thing. One of the ladies mentioned that I should switch to painted nails for a time or two which I am not opposed to as long as it is not something extreme. Another lady spoke up quickly and said that it is absolutely unprofessional and rather unacceptable to wear any kind of nail polish to work no matter what color it is.

I have always been told that something light is fine for the office but apparently I missed something along the way.

What do you think? Is it unprofessional to wear nail polish to work??

21 comments:

Brandi said...

I think it is fine to wear nail polish to work. Nothing too extreme though but a classic red or a very netural color.

Angela said...

I wear nail polish at work...I have never had an issue with it. I don't see why it would be a big deal - especially if it's a light pink or neutral tone!

Liana said...

im all for polish! except for a yuckylike blue or yellow, which is unacceptable anyways!! and keep them looking nice...i think nails with chipped polish is kinda gross ;)

Channa said...

I think as long as it is a normal color, not blue, green, yellow, orange, etc..nail polish is good!

Melissa said...

I think as long as it's a tasteful color, it's fine! I do!

KRISTEN'S PALACE said...

i think like neon colors may be a little much and black lol.but reds, and pinks are precious :)

Deals, Steals & Heels said...

i wear all sorts of colors...but i work in a newsroom, not a corporate environment, so it doesn't matter =) they are OPI "it's all greek to me" today!

Imjustagirl said...

I'd rather see polished nails at the office then ragged yucky nails! I am all about any color as long as it appropriate for what you do and they are clean and unchipped.

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KLC said...

That's so ridiculous!!! I mean obviously dont wear lime green orange polish, but you wouldn't anyways! Pinks and red are totally fine!!!

Domestic Goddess said...

wear it to work....not super crazy colors...but all the fun new trendy summer colors are so appropriate!

Lis said...

I have always warn very light colors to work - I worked for a very conservative company and I felt completely comfortable in them!

I have hear about some places thinking nail polish in any color is a no-go and I just don't understand that!

Pink Julep said...

I have never in my life heard anyone say that... I think you could certainly wear nail polish anywhere...

One of my favorite neutral tones is OPI "Get Me to the Taj on Time"... you might like it.

Chanel Fashionista said...

I wear nail polish all the time. I thnk that as long as you keep your nails neat and filed and use "normal" nail polish colors, it is fine. I actually think manicured hands look better than plain hands for work!

Lil' Woman said...

I think it is perfectly fine to wear nail polish to work...like allthe other said..no crazy colors or chipped nails but pretty pinks or reds would be fine.

brown eyed girl said...

I think as long as your nails are kept clean and polished looking, you're good to go. I wear very, very dark red on my toenails and wear open toed shoes in my office, but I always keep them polished and looking nice. I think the same applies for your hands, look nice, clean, and professional!! ;)

Candice Pair said...

I think it is perfectly ok to wear nail polish to work. But if you are looking for something light and neautral, Bubble Bath by O.P.I is awesome...I wear it daily!

♥ H ♥ said...

what?! that is rediculous! I have worn black to a previous job and no one said a word about it! And I was in a very professional setting! I think as long as your naisl are cut nicely then whatev! Tell your co-worker lady to get with the times!

Anonymous said...

i wear polish to work every day. if it was bad someone forgot to tell me? all of my coworkers do too. i actually think it looks a hundred times better when your nails are nice and polished.

ClassyLady1986 said...

I think it can be considered unprofessional depending on the color...However, if it is something classy, I don't think it should matter, but I could understand if you had bright green nail polish. I'm a nursing student and we are not allowed to have any fake nails or have our nails painted anything but clear,so during the summer I am always getting manicures!

The New Black said...

I think that polish is great, as long as it's a classic color.

Save the day-glo oranges and yellows for the club!