Re: Quit wearing heels
It amuses me that I have two daughters who occasionally have to wear uniforms. One involves a horsehair wig. The other involves a white hat, hi-vis jacket and steel capped boots worn with clothes that make it clear that someone else is digging the holes. Both are authority symbols.
Wearing "men's" clothes in jobs which used to be men-only is a sign of status. But for office workers who have to go on shop floors, it might be seen as identifying with "them" rather than "us".
Status signalling is complex.