Those Stockings Will Make Your Legs Look Fat

ordinarypeopleAh yes, the trusty old employee handbook guidelines.

One of Australia’s largest banks apologized on Monday for a “grooming handbook” that suggested staff wear flesh-colored underwear and advised against shiny stockings because they make legs look fatter.

The grooming guide — which also recommended that earrings should be no bigger than a small coin and that women should wear no more than two rings on each hand — was given to retail banking staff at the Commonwealth Bank.

“The guidelines are just that — guidelines,” bank executive Hugh Harley said in a statement. “I apologize to any staff who may have been offended or who do not feel comfortable discussing such matters.”

Bank apologizes for grooming guide [Reuters]