NEW YORK — If you’re looking for a new look for your office, you’re not alone.
A growing number of Americans are choosing to dress more conservatively, especially with the advent of the “tweed” suit.
According to a survey from the marketing research firm Drexel University, 41 percent of respondents said they are more conservative now than they were two years ago.
In the last two years, more than half of Americans said they have changed their wardrobe, and more than a third said they’re “leaning more conservative.”
The new trends are a result of the changing landscape of fashion, which is more comfortable for more people.
“For the first time in my life, I’m actually comfortable in my own skin,” said Stephanie, a 40-year-old freelance graphic designer who works in New York City.
She’s not alone in her style change.
More than half (54 percent) of Americans who say they are “leaner” now say they’re more conservative, according to a Drexleel survey released Wednesday.
The survey of 2,500 Americans from Jan. 20-26 found that 45 percent of people are “more conservative” now than two years prior.
There were more changes in dress for women in 2012, with more than twice as many women reporting that they’ve worn a “treedress suit” or a “slimsuit suit” for the first six months of their career.
When asked whether they have ever worn a suit or dress at work, 47 percent of women say they have.
This year, the trend of wearing suits is on the rise, as more and more American workers are seeking more casual attire.
And a recent study by the American Apparel & Industrial Workers of the World (AAPIW), a trade group, found that the “skeleton suit” is becoming increasingly popular among workers who are on the move.
An analysis of the study by The Huffington Post found that more than 30 percent of men and about 35 percent of the women surveyed have been wearing suits and dresses in recent years.
While the suit is not the only option, it is a major one, according