Ah, office jewelry… too much and you run the risk of looking like Tess, pre-makeover (from Working Girl). Today’s reader mail: I adore jewelry, and I can pull of a bit chunkier necklace, but I hate wearing earrings or bracelets at the office. Bracelets always end up hurting my arm when I’m writing, as my … Read More about Open Thread: What Jewelry Do You Wear at the Office?
2016 Update: Check out our latest discussion on whether ponytails count as professional hairstyles. Recently, we were watching the trailer for the new Sandra Bullock movie, The Proposal, and were struck by the fact that, yet again, Hollywood portrays a savvy business woman wearing a high ponytail. Which brought up a few questions in our minds … Read More about Open Thread — Ponytails at the Office: Yea or Nay?
2016 Update: We still stand by the advice in this older reader mail asking if longer skirts appropriate for court, but you may also be interested in our recent discussion on whether women lawyers can wear interesting suits to court. We’ve been thinking about this question since we first read it… I have an important court appearance … Read More about Reader Mail: Can I Wear a Longer Skirt to an Important Court Appearance?
Some have raised doubts about our TPS reports that feature a silk dress. We think the concerns come from the fact that some cheaper silks can be almost sheer — they can show VPLs; they show sweat like nobody’s business; they wrinkle easily; there are static electricity problems if you’re wearing hose. (To which we … Read More about Poll: Are silk dresses appropriate for the office?
Ever wondered how to wear a boyfriend blazer to the office? We got this request a little while ago from one of our readers… Can you help suggest what to wear with a boyfriend blazer? I just got a slim, one-button wool boyfriend blazer (from Iisli – love it) and am not sure what would … Read More about How To Wear a Boyfriend Blazer to the Office
2017 Update: We stand by this advice on wearing vintage clothing to the office, but you may also want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women. The other day, we got a request from a reader asking whether vintage fashions are ever appropriate to wear to the office or to court. … Read More about Reader Mail — Is vintage appropriate to wear to the office?
About a week ago we asked you: when is your skirt too short for work? The poll is still ongoing, but we thought we’d fill you in on the results so far. Tons of people voted (thank you, Above the Law, for the link!), and the majority of you (31%) said that C was fine, … Read More about Poll Results: We wear…. not so short skirts
A few weeks ago on Project Runway the contestants had to design a look to take Brooke Shields’ character on Lipstick Jungle from “day to evening” in a single look. We wanted to scream at the television — we’ve never bought into the idea that women want to wear their office garb out for the … Read More about Poll: How do you handle the day to night transition?
Crops, floodies, capris, bermuda shorts — we’ve seen a LOT of variations on the “summer suit.” As the season winds to a close, we’re curious — are cropped legs ever appropriate for the office? For our $.02…. We’ve seen a lot of people wearing cropped pants at the office — but really only one has … Read More about Poll: Are cropped legs ever appropriate for the office?
Jezebel has a piece today on Nancy Pelosi’s style, inspired by a recent article in The New Republic. They also link to a 2006 WaPo article about Nancy Pelosi’s style. All the pieces talk about her maternal style — the Tahitian pearls, the Armani suits, and how integral they are to her success. We’ve posted … Read More about Nancy Pelosi and the “Maternal” Style
We can’t believe we forgot to blog about this — Jezebel had the most perfect picture of Claudia Schiffer looking absolutely gorgeous whilst out and about with her kid. Yes, she’s a supermodel, but what struck us was how professional and chic and fashionable and gorgeous she looks. And annoyingly, a few days later, they … Read More about The Picture Perfect Professional Fashionista