Business Dress

Photo:John Lewis Business Dress 1990

John Lewis Business Dress 1990

John Lewis Heritage Centre archive

Sharon Wharton

When I first joined 15 years ago in 2000 I remember our uniform... navy skirt (straight with two pleats),  a green blouse with navy spots with rounded collar and a navy blazer. We wore a square badge with the John Lewis logo.

The uniform was awful; really old fashioned... no individuality... very strict. Managers were allowed to wear suits.

The introduction of new business dress followed. I wore a suit. Nobody abused it... there were no short skirts!

This page was added by Owen Munday on 12/05/2015.