What should you wear on a long flight with colleagues if you want to be comfortable but still look professional? Reader N wonders… Could you do a post on comfortable, but professional attire for international or long flights? I have an upcoming business trip where my boss and two colleagues will be on a long flight … Read More about Dressing Professionally But Comfortably: What to Wear for a Long Flight
What are the best ways to care for fine jewelry like sterling silver, gold, and platinum, as well as diamonds, pearls, and other gemstones? In the past we’ve talked a lot about jewelry, including jewelry storage, how to start a jewelry collection for work, and how to buy pearls — but we haven’t looked at jewelry care … Read More about Tips on Fine Jewelry Care
Business casual can be tricky — particularly when you’re transitioning from a conservative office. But what if the culture at your company isn’t just business casual, but ultra-feminine business casual — and you’re still most comfortable in a gray suit? When you’re in a new job and feeling pressure to dress a certain way to fit in … Read More about A Feminine Approach to Business Casual
Networking dinner attire can be tricky. But if you’re a business student on a budget — and soon to be job hunting — the question is that much harder. Reader K wonders… I’m a student in my last semester of business school and I have some networking dinners to attend in November. Could you recommend … Read More about What to Wear to a Networking Dinner As a Student
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to wear flats in winter — you may want to check our more recent discussion on cute flats for the office for more updated brand and style options. In cold weather, what are the best ways to wear flats to work? With socks? Tights? Reader … Read More about How to Wear Flats in Winter
2019 Update: On the hunt for the best work pants? We just did a roundup of the best pants for work in 2019, including a ton of washable, stretchy options! Ok, ladies, let’s hear it: which are the best work pants? I’ve seen many readers bemoaning the decline in old favorites like the Banana Republic … Read More about Open Thread: Best Work Pants
Are skirts and dresses unprofessional? What if you have a boss who has a firm opinion, one way or the other? What if you have a boss who forbids YOU from wearing dresses and skirts, when other women in the office can and do? Reader A wonders… I recently started a new job in a creative … Read More about Are Skirts and Dresses Unprofessional?
2018 Update: We still stand by this guide to stylish cardigans for the office — but you may also want to check out our recent roundup of jardigans! We shared our first Corporette Guide to Cardigans way back in 2010, so we figured it was time for an update — and the timing is just right for those … Read More about The Corporette Guide to Stylish Cardigans for the Office
2017 Update: We still stand by our advice on what to wear for informational interviews, but you may also want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women. This recent threadjack on what to wear for informational interviews at law firms may also be of interest to you. What’s the best way to … Read More about What to Wear for Informal and Informational Interviews
For some women it makes more sense to splurge on “investment” shoes for work that (hopefully) you can wear for years, rather than choose cheaper ones that you’ll keep having to replace. Reader M wonders: I am struggling with my shoe game! I would like to invest in shoes that are stylish, comfortable, and long lasting. I notice that guys purchase … Read More about Stylish, Comfortable Shoes That Are Made to Last
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on whether you can wear a black suit in a summer interview, and you may want to check out our roundup of the best women’s suits of 2018. Can you still interview in a black suit in the summertime? When you have to attend a job interview … Read More about Can You Wear a Black Suit in a Summer Interview?
2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to create a capsule wardrobe for work — but you may also want to check out our free four-week outfit challenge if you’re hunting for work outfit ideas for conservative offices. (Our Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women may also be helpful for you, … Read More about Creating a Capsule Wardrobe for Work