Looking good on the job is top priority for many of us, and yet office dressing can be extremely tricky. Here, we arm you with tips to live by, so your work wardrobe doesn’t become an occupational hazard.
Corporate fashion requires a deliberate style or image. No matter where you work, the way you dress makes a difference in the way you are perceived. Every day is a chance for you to craft the image of yourself exactly as you want to be treated. Remember that and take the time to really shine.
The rules for office dressing don't necessarily change from year to year — they change from occupation to occupation. More conservative lines of work, like finance or law, really do demand a stricter dress code. Whereas a graphic design or architecture firm may allow, or even encourage, a creative style in the work place.
There are many factors that make clothes confidence-builders, such as the fit and flattering colors. These pieces make you feel happier. For some women, it may be a suit, a well-fitted blazer, an A-line skirt, or a silk blouse. All women can find at least one piece that makes them feel the most confident.
The term “professional” dressing has broadened over the years. One style does not fit all. Matching hat, bag, and shoes are certainly not a must any more. Gone are the days of pantyhose as a uniform requirement. And gone are the days when woman felt they had to hide their femininity in an unflattering suit to work in a predominantly-male environment.
Crop tops, skin-baring V-necks, and micro-mini skirts/dresses are considered inappropriate in the office no matter what.