type of dresses are appropriate for the workplace?
those time-crunched days, there’s nothing like throwing on
a terrific-looking dress when you don’t have time to coordinate
separates. Clearly, dresses can simplify and shorten the getting
However, you have asked a quite important question
regarding wearing dresses in the workplace. Many dresses on the
marketplace are not appropriate as they convey more of a social
attitude. Dresses made of floral and/or fruity prints are prime
examples of those not appropriate for a business setting. In addition
to those, dresses made of spandex, denim, see-through sheers or
other evening fabrics, and the overly ornate types are simply not
professional. Evening styles or those with long full skirts do
not qualify either. Then we have those that are sleeveless, low
cut, overly tight, too baggy, or too short. None of which will
get you ahead in your career.
Speaking of the too baggy styles, you know those
that resemble a sack and tie in the back? Those do not cut the
mustard for the workplace either, even when they are made in a
jumper style. No type of sun dress belongs in the workplace, regardless
of the fabric.
By now, you’re probably asking, “With
such a long list of dresses that do not fit on the appropriate
list, which ones do command respect in the workplace?” Dresses
designed in a more tailored style work well. The classic coat dress
is a superb example. Look for dresses that are made in solid color
or geometric print fabrics. Whether the dress is long or short,
simple straight lines and day-time fabrics speak the professional
language. Day-time fabrics, such as wool, heavy cotton, linen,
rayon, jersey, and silk will work hard for you on the job.
Sleeveless dresses that come with a matching jacket
cover the social and workplace realms. Wear the dress with the
jacket for the office and without for social occasions. They are
excellent choices for those days when you have a social function
or dinner after work, with no time to change. Simply remove your
jacket and your set for dinner or a social occasion. If the situation
requires a dressier look, take dressier jewelry and shoes to change
into for the evening function.
There are numerous styles that go the office well;
whatever style you choose, just make sure that it looks great on