Business women can remain stylish and professional without having to appear trendy and inappropriately dressed for conducting business. Unfortunately in this day and age there is a thin line between classy and trashy in which women should consider the type of image that they want to project when representing themselves. Here are a few tips that can knock out negative images and promote a good balanced fashion sense for the leading business woman.
High Heels vs. Stilettos
In a business environment, wearing high heels is great for creating a chic and more fashionable look. The extra height creates a flowing silhouette which is flattering for all figures. But women should pay close attention to the height of their heels. Too high heels can create a non professional image. Stilettos are great for parties and social events but not for business functions. Stiletto heels are too thin and too tall. Women should select shoes that have a good balance and medium size heel thickness.
Tailored vs. Tight
A great way to improve and enhance your physical image is to wear tailored or custom made clothes. It is important to buy clothes that fit you well and show that you are comfortable and confident in your business attire. Tight clothes are unacceptable for business events. The poor fit can cause you to appear bigger than normal and does not flatter your figure. As a matter of fact, wearing tight clothes can magnify flaws and imperfections rather than conceal them.
Sheer vs. See Through
Blouses are great pieces that can soften a look and add elegance and style. Sheer blouses look very nice with opaque tank tops, camisoles or layering underneath. The color of the top under the blouse should match the color of the blouse to create a soft-3 dimensional, monochromatic look. The sheer blouse should be slightly loose and not tight. This type of style is sophisticated and tasteful. Wearing a tight, see through blouse without the proper layering can appear to be very unprofessional.
Bold vs. Loud
Women can wear one or two bold pieces in their outfit without creating a distracting look or appeal. A loud outfit could result from a complicated design or busy patterns. The key to a successful outfit is to have balance and keep it simple. You should stick to similar shapes, sizes, colors and styles.
There are ways for women to project a healthy sense of femininity and style in the workplace without looking out of place. Business style does not have to be boring and rigid. Business women can wear styles that flatter their figures and are fashionable.