Business Attire For Women Is More Complicated Than It Is For Men
Let’s face it, when it comes to business dress at the office, men have it made. Men just have to wear a blue suit or Dockers with a dress shirt and they’re good to go. Business attire for women; however, is a whole other challenge.
Men can get away with wearing the same suit every day or even having a closet full of the exact same suits in the exact same color. Women, on the other hand, have to coordinate pants, skirts, blouses and jackets to create a stylish ensemble. Business dress codes, whether they dictate professional dress or business casual, are pretty subjective when it comes to what women should wear at the office.
In the old days, business attire for women was considered to be dresses or suits with skirts, stockings, and high heels. These days, business dress in the office can involve Capri pants, a sleeveless blouse, and dressy sandals.
At work, a woman wants to appear confident and professional while still maintaining a feminine style. All a man has to do is put on a long sleeve shirt with a tie and he is considered to be professionally dressed.
Women often make the mistake of wearing too much makeup or too much jewelry, which diminishes their perceived professionalism. The best bet for professional women is conservative outfits in good fabrics and neutral tones. A colorful blouse can add a splash of color and excitement to a black suit or navy skirt.
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