London: Women are ready to don provocative dresses in order to get ahead in their career, according to a new survey.

The poll of office workers by has revealed that 78 percent of women thought that the way they dressed affected their day.

Moreover, 27 per cent were happy to impress a male boss by wearing provocative clothes.

"This proves that what you wear at work can really affect you success rate," a daily quoted spokesman for the survey website as saying.

The survey also showed that nearly half the women admitted they were competitive in office dressing.

Another 14 per cent of people said that they had split their trousers at work.