Sweat suits

June 24, 2009
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If you haven’t noticed, it’s hot outside. The dog days of summer are upon us right now, which creates a seasonal challenge for attorneys whose jobs require them to dress in suits. I find it nearly intolerable in a short-sleeve dress shirt and skirt, I can’t imagine how those in suits feel.

Walking to court with a long sleeve shirt, tie, and suit jacket on when it’s 90 degrees and humid must make you a dripping mess by the time you reach court. It’s not as if you can bring your suit in a bag, wear shorts and a T-shirt to court, and then change when you get there.

As an attorney you’ve got to be dressed professionally at all times, unless you know you aren’t meeting with clients or won’t be in the office or court. You don’t want to become lax on it lest you become the subject of a 7th Circuit Bar meeting discussion. Since you don’t always have the option to wear a polo shirt and khakis or a sleeveless dress to work, how do you deal with the heat while maintaining a professional look? Any tricks or do you just grin and bear it?
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