ONE woman has recently put her flair for design to the test as well as ensuring regional Australia had a voice.
Commonwealth Bank Australia handed over the design reins to a panel of 25 employees, including Wagga's own Sara Sutton, to design the new attire for over 8000 people nationwide.
Ms Sutton, the regional general manager for NSW and the ACT, said it was important to design a uniform that listened to the needs of those who wear it every day.
"Everyone works in such unique climates - from snow fields, to remote communities, the tropics, to inner city metro locations," she said.
"I wanted to ensure our uniform was flexible to employee needs, but also met our customers' expectation of professional standards."
It has been 15 years since the last significant uniform redesign, by Australia fashion designer Lisa Ho.
For the first time, ties for male colleagues are no longer compulsory.
Ms Sutton has been working with CBA for 18 years and said she wanted to make sure all body shapes and sizes were considered in the design process.
"I also suggested offering short sleeve dresses, the option of a less fitted dress, and the need for our male colleagues to have a more modern business shirt," she said.
However, Ms Sutton admitted that not everyone was a fan of her suggestion for a yellow check pattern.