Debra Bar is head of marketing at Bank Leumi in New York, but her office wear these days doesn’t scream “bank executive.” She has purged her closet of business suits, replacing them with colorful dresses that she enjoys wearing more. Her heels are gathering dust in a desk drawer while she dons flat shoes, and even sneakers, since injuring her knee.
“No one really notices that I’m not wearing heels every day,” she says. “As long as you look nice, no one cares anymore. There’s no dress code.”