2015 Update: We still think this is an interesting discussion of pantyhose and dresscodes — but you may also want to check out our more recent Guide to Pantyhose for Work or our discussion of how to wear pantyhose in summer. Do any workplaces exist that still require pantyhose to be worn year-round in the summertime? … Read More about Pantyhose and Dresscodes
2017 Update: We still think this is an interesting discussion on breast reduction, coworkers, and other cosmetic surgery/office considerations — but you may also want to check out our more recent thread on taking time off work for plastic surgery. How do you deal with cosmetic surgery (breast reduction, breast enlargement, nose jobs, etc) at … Read More about Cosmetic Surgery and the Office
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to wear beneath wrap dresses; if you’re looking for more current advice on which are readers’ go-to underwear picks, check out our more recent discussion of the best lingerie for office looks. What do you wear beneath wrap dresses? Are there camisole-slips? Reader V has … Read More about Slips, Camisoles, and More: What Are Your Go-To Pieces?
2016 Update: Check out our latest discussion on the best camisoles for workwear! Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation … Read More about The Hunt: The Perfect Camisole
A reader alerted me today to a post on XO Jane about a fashion editor wearing a sheer top to work, entitled “DO THIS DON’T: WEAR A SHEER SHIRT TO WORK.” Uh, no. Now, as this editor admits, she’s never worked outside the fashion and beauty world, so maybe our resumes just aren’t lining up … Read More about Sheer Blouses: Some Don’ts Should Stay Don’ts
2015 Update: We still stand by this advice on having bare arms at work, but you may also want to check out our latest discussion on the sleeveless professional look. Can you have bare arms at work? Are shells and tanks acceptable to wear under jackets? As everyone’s layering for fall, this seems appropriate to discuss now, … Read More about The Bare-Armed Elephant in the Room
Reader C wrote in to recommend this item, which seems like it fills a definite niche: This cami bra is my new best friend. I have it in white and in black. It is perfect under wrap dresses and the like for work. Some people might prefer the “cami” to come up a little higher, … Read More about Coffee Break – Cami Bra
Reader J has a question about lace skirts: Can you give some advice as to how to wear lace skirts? I bought a black lace skirt, which has a tan lining, a couple of years ago, and have never been able to find anything to pair it with. It hits just below the knee, and … Read More about Lace Skirts and the Office
Let this post serve as a general PSA: As spring approaches, winter things should be heading into sale territory (and there are still some crazy sales to be found on last year’s summer things, as well). In general, I’m a big fan of silk long johns — they block the wind like nobody’s business, and … Read More about Coffee Break: Cuddl Duds Climatesmart Temperature-Sensitive Long John Pants
Reader S wonders about tights… I seem to be having a spell of terrible luck with tights this year – I wear a pair two or three times and then find a hole or a run. I’m willing to pay more for tights that last longer, but I’m afraid I’ll just continue to have the … Read More about The Care and Feeding of Tights
Today, reader J has an interesting question that kind of reminds us of David Lat’s first blog, Underneath Their Robes… I’d love to hear what the gals are wearing under all these fabulous dresses and suits. I love my Spanx hide & sleek full slip for wearing under dresses to keep them from clinging, and … Read More about Unmentionables: What are you wearing beneath your suit?
2019 Update: Yes, we still love silk long johns for warmth — nothing beats them for a super thin but warm option. Still, you may want to check out our most recent discussion on warm women’s dress pants for the office, as well as what to wear beneath unlined suit pants. Pictured above, $19-$145: one … Read More about The Warmth of Silk: Why You Should Splurge on a Pair of Silk Long Johns to Wear Beneath Suit Pants