The boss's remark was dumb. But, we all say dumb things sometimes. Often we don't realize how our remarks affect others. I believe that s/he was trying to give you some guidance, but it was not done in a productive way. Please take these words with a grain of salt, put the sting aside, and focus on the fact that there was probably a good intent there.
To turn this into a positive experience, ask people you trust and respect for constructive feedback on your wardrobe. They may be able to give you helpful suggestions that you can benefit by.
Question added to topic Grow Your Business • January 23, 2008
Should you compare one employee to another?
My boss told me I should dress like another employee in my office. Was that right?
Elinor Robin, "The Relationship Mediator," has more than 18 years of experience in mediation while working within the public and private sectors.