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Casual Workplace Wear for Women

Keep the KISS principle in mind even with casual clothes: Keep It Simple and Sophisticated. Dark colors convey authority; bright colors convey friendliness. Light colors such as taupe and khaki are generally more casual than black, gray, or navy.

Try to avoid these fashion mistakes

1. Avoid excessive use of bright color and wild patterns.

2. Avoid excessive jewelry and jewelry that signals your arrival with tiny clicking sounds.

3. Your shoes do not need to "match" your blouse.

4. Spiky, strappy, sandals in metallic colors or with rhinestones aren't appropriate for most businesses. Nor are open-toed shoes.

5. Casual does not mean you can wear jeans. Jeans are a definite no-no in the corporate workplace unless stated otherwise in your company's dress code.



Formal Business Clothes for Women

Suits

The Keys are fabric, fit and comfort.

For autumn, winter and spring, wool is still the best choice. For summer cotton and linen are good choices, specially if blended with a small amount of stretchy fabric. Tropic weight wool is another good option.

Navy blue, black, charcoal, taupe, white, burgundy, and forest green are all acceptable colors. Although darker colors are typically worn in winter and lighter colors are worn in the spring and summer this rule is no longer hard and fast. Some women can wear red, but oranges, yellows, bright purples, and other loud colors are best used in small amounts.

Have the suit professionally fitted. Choose suits with Jackets and skirts that are appropriate for your body type. Long jackets that cover the hips are flattering for most women.




Skirts

The two most important things are fit and length. Make sure your skirt is not too tight or too short.

Shirts

Blouses made of transparent material are inappropriate. However, high-quality cotton, silk, or a microfiber material are good choices. Collars on lady's blouses are varied.

Coordinate your blouse color with your suit color and choose opaque materials for business shirts.






Shoes and Accessories


Shoes

In a business environment it is strongly advised to keep shoes functional, attractive, clean and shined. Keep a black Sharpie marker with you to touch up scuffed shoes.

Low-healed pumps are suitable for the vast majority of business situations. Heels can be as high as an inch and a half or two inches, but much higher than that looks unprofessional.

Keep the higher heels for your skirts. Two inch heels with pantsuit is too dressy for day.

Open-toed shoes and mules are inappropriate in conservative environments.

Stockings and Pantyhose

They are both appropriate in the workplace as long as they match your clothes and your garters do not show or they are heavily patterned.

Belts

Belts should be leather and from one half inch to three fourths of an inch thick. Coordinate the colors with your outfits and avoid metallic belts covered with studs and jewels, and belts made with plastic or fur.

Jewelry

Jewelry should be worn in moderate amounts and should not attract too much attention. Keep it simple and understated.



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