Evidently it is believed in some circles that women need to be told these things:
Businesswomen clueless about how much leg to show at the office can now turn to Forbes for advice. The magazine’s frothy new spinoff, ForbesWoman, out next week, advises females to avoid showing “the beauty minefields: scaly skin, poorly maintained toenails and cracked heels, to name a distasteful few.” Also verboten is the dreaded “shrimp cocktail effect,” in which toes hang over the front of the sandals. “That’s the worst, isn’t it?” Manhattan stylist Sarah Shirley tells the mag. “Nothing looks trashier.”
It’s hard to imagine how ForbesWoman could be much frothier than Forbes itself, whose Web presence is saturated with slideshows of stuff like “Ten Best Places to Overpay for a Latte.”
On that first question: if you’re thinking you might be showing too much leg for the office, you’re probably showing too much leg for the office. And how much I would appreciate it should not be one of your criteria.