In a bid to protest against new safety rules at work, some men wore dresses and skirts to their workplace.
A group of construction workers wore dresses and skirts to work, after health and safety officials banned them from wearing shorts on their construction site.
The men, who were working in Chertsey, Surrey in the UK were not pleased by the new health and safety rules forbidding shorts.
But when they realised they could get around the ban by wearing women’s clothing thanks to gender equality regulations, they showed up for work in skirts and dresses.
Simon Miles, 45, wore his wife’s denim skirt while working on the Bellway Homes site, telling The Sun:
‘Shorts were made for brickies.
‘I was going to find another job and some of the other lads were really struggling and uncomfortable in jeans. We gathered it was a health and safety issue.
But we realised that as there were women working in offices on the same site in skirts, they couldn’t stop us doing the same.’
The workers also noted that they were inspired by schoolboys wearing skirts to get around a ban on shorts.
Simon added that he later switched to a green dress.
Adam Houdoire, 29, chose to go for a £10 dress from a supermarket.
‘I love it. It gives you far more freedom.’