This summer dress code policy serves as a great starting point for creating your own policy—but we recommend that you use it only as a starting point.
Because dress codes, especially summer dress codes, are subject to interpretation, the more guidelines you provide the better. For example, where this policy indicates thong-style sandals are inappropriate it would be preferable to provide examples.
Although drilling down to specifics may seem like overkill, employers have found it beneficial. In fact, to avoid confusion, several companies have resorted to creating videos to convey dress code dos and don’ts to employees. The message, it seems, is that if you provide brief guidelines you run the risk of employees showing up for work during the summer months in attire that is too brief.