Today’s question is an interesting corollary to Thursday’s discussion on opaque tights… For the fall, can you rock colored opaque tights (subdued forest green or burgundy) in with an otherwise conservative skirt suit/sheath dress? I work in a tech firm where only the business unit, which I’m not in, fully suits up. Problem is, there … Read More about Reader Mail: Are colored tights ever conservative enough?
Reader M writes to us with a question… Could you do a piece on where to find really good opaque tights? I would love to buy some Wolford pairs, but think $64 may be a bit out of my price range right now. I want TRULY opaque — not the kind that you can kind … Read More about Reader mail: Which tights are truly opaque?
Today’s reader mail comes to us from a reader with an interesting dilemma: I just scored 3 awesome interviews with publishing companies in the South. I know I need to dress conservatively, but it’s so HOT down here in the South that I’m not sure what to wear. I don’t want to look like a … Read More about Reader Mail: How to Look Professional and Cover My Bug Bitten Legs?
So last week, we asked about fishnet tights — and whether they were ever appropriate for the office. It turns out that we failed to account for something that a lot of people thought was an important factor: the width of the netting. (Our apologies!) With the caveat, then, that our poll was imperfect (hey, … Read More about Poll Results: Most of You Really Don’t Like Fishnets
A while back, someone commented that instead of nude hose they wore nude fishnets in the summer. This piqued our curiosity — we used to do this also, back in the days after college, but not in a long while — we stopped because it felt inappropriate. So we thought we’d take a poll… For … Read More about Poll: Can Fishnets Be Worn at a Conservative Job?
Hopefully, no one thinks that miniskirts are a DO for the office. (See our prior poll on this here and here.) But a reader posed this question in comments, and we think it’s a good one: does a time come in a woman’s life — a serious, professional woman’s life — at which it is … Read More about Poll: When Do Miniskirts Become a Don’t, Even Outside the Office?
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend. We really, really … Read More about Wednesday’s TPS Report: Rafe Gloria Platform Peek A Boo T-Strap in Black
Last week we asked whether or not patterned tights were appropriate for professional women. As always, the poll is still open, but the initial results are interesting — the voters were pretty split in terms of what could or couldn’t work. – 36% of you said that men’s patterns (pinstriped, windowpane) in dark, neutral colors … Read More about Poll Results: Patterned Tights and You
Inspired by last week’s Wolford sale at Rue La La, we thought we’d ask — do you wear patterned tights in cold weather? There are a ton of options out there. Our rule of thumb has always been to stick with the kinds of patterns men wear on shirts — pinstriped, windowpane, et cetera. What … Read More about Poll: Patterned tights for professional women?
Last week we asked two poll questions, so we thought we’d take give you guys a break from all the onerous button-pushing and give you updates on how the polls went. It turns out we were 100% wrong about wearing off-black pantyhose to interviews — which just goes to show, you can make a major … Read More about Poll results: Nude pantyhose for interviews, but no real requirements on buttoning
Ah, interview week. The time when stress is running high at business schools and law schools, the time when everyone’s wearing suits in uncomfortable heat, loitering about awkwardly in hotel lobbies, and wishing they were still in flip flops and ripped jeans. Today’s important question is thus: Assuming you’re wearing a black suit, what color … Read More about Poll: What Color Hose Is Correct For An August or September Interview?