How to Dress for
by Nikki Willhite
Business apparel can differ from
office to office, depending on the the type of business. Creative, artsy
environments are always more casual than more conservative businesses.
This article has some tips for
dressing for the conservative office.
First and foremost, make sure your
clothing is always neat and clean. Do not wear items with stains, need
washing, having missing buttons, etc.
Be modest. Showing too much
skin makes other people uncomfortable. Short, tight skirts can be very
revealing when you sit down. If you have any doubts about an outfit, sit
in a chair in front of a mirror to see if your outfit is modest.
Do not wear an abundance of flashy
colors. You will not be taken seriously covered in hot pink from head to
toe. If you are wearing a suit, a blouse or scarf in hot pink may be
If you office is very conservative, keep your suits
dark, including your blouses.
When you are working with people,
you want them to look at you, not your clothing. If you are receiving a
lot of compliments on what you are wearing while at work, your clothing is
speaking louder than you are.
Do not wear flashy shoes with high
While much of the workforce has
become more casual, typically the promotions are not given to the people wearing
polyester and vinyl. You don't need many work clothes if you choose them
carefully, but they do need to be of good quality. Buy quality separates
that all go together, and mix-and-match them to make many outfits.
Dress as if you had the position
above you. That, coupled with a good work ethic and product, will
get you there.
About the Author: Nikki Willhite,
mother of 3 and an interior design graduate, has been writing and publishing
articles on the topic of
frugal living for over a decade. Visit her at
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