When a professional business woman wants to be taken seriously by her counterparts, she must remember to dress professionally. If she doesn’t, she will not be taken seriously no matter what she says or brings to the table. It’s all about impressions, if your dress is inappropriate or too casual, your colleagues will tune you out. From the start, make a serious, professional, strong statement in the office with the bohemian attire you wear.
To make a strong, assertive, professional statement, there are fashion no no’s every professional woman should make sure to avoid. A business woman never knows when she will meet with potential clients or be called into a meeting. Therefore you must always be dressed and prepared to meet these “potential” clients. Even on casual Friday. Now let’s look at some examples of inappropriate office attire for executive level women.
Open Weave Sandals
The open weave sandals in the link above are gorgeous and they are fine to wear to work, but they are not fine for the executive woman who is trying to make a statement. When working in a male dominated world, and the business world is still male dominated, it’s a good idea to wear shoes that make a statement. The pump design here is great for the office. It fits the taste of women who want to be stylish, yet also want to maintain that serious professional aura. This pump also works well when going from the office to the dance floor. It’s symbolic of the new age woman who desires to be professional yet demonstrate her feminine ambiance.
See Thru or Sheer Blouses
While the model in the link above looks absolutely gorgeous and could be the bell of the ball, she would definitely not be taken seriously at a business meeting. Most of her male counterparts would be thinking about her beauty rather than her brainpower and what she has to offer the company. What would be more appropriate for the female executive when selecting a blouse or top would be something shown in the category here. The battle to maintain our position and climb in the corporate world is still ongoing. We must continue the fight in order to keep our male counterparts aware of our intelligence and not our anatomy.