Last week, we were surprised to see comments saying that a t-shirt is not appropriate to be worn beneath a suit, and we thought, a) perhaps we’re talking about different things, or b) perhaps we’re terribly wrong. So we thought we’d explore. For our $.02: Agreed, agreed, you can’t wear a Yeah Yeah Yeahs concert … Read More about Poll – How Casual A T-shirt Can Be Worn Beneath a Suit?
We’ve had a number of requests for how to build your wardrobe for a summer internship, so ladies, this one’s for you! Suits. Yes, you will need more than one suit, but not as many as you think. For example, readers asked if they needed 10-15 suits (and we’re hoping the person asking if they … Read More about Building Your Wardrobe for a Summer Internship
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on where to get suits for short women — you may also want to check out our recent roundup of where to find petite-friendly clothing for work, or our work fashion tips for petite women. We’ve had several requests from readers on where to get great suits … Read More about Reader Mailbag: Where to get suits for short women?
Obviously, miniskirts are not office-wear. However, about a week ago, we asked when — and if — miniskirts become inappropriate even on the weekends if you’re a serious, professional woman. As always, the poll is still open, but the initial results are in: 40% said the miniskirt question came down to a woman’s legs: if … Read More about Poll Results – Maybe Miniskirts Aren’t Weekend Wear, Either
2021 Update: We still stand by this advice on pregnant lawyer style — but you may also want to check out our discussion on maternity suits for professional women on our blog for working moms, as well as our latest discussion here on what to wear to work while pregnant. We were out and about at … Read More about Pregnant Lawyer Style File: A Bun in the Oven and a Mother in Court
Can a basic black suit be found for under $200? We love reader mail — and this reader wonders about budget black suits! Hi folks – love your blog! I’m in a bind, hoping you might have some advice. I’m currently an at-home mom but I’m also an adjunct instructor at the university, and I … Read More about Can a basic black suit be found for under $200?
Can younger women wear colorful suits without seeming too… old? Readers had a debate, so we took a poll.
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
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?
For this week’s suit of the week, we’re loving BCBG’s menswear inspired tribute, the Nika suit. We lurve the fit, as well as the tiny details like the layered hem and collar (they’re different without being frou-frou, which is so necessary in a suit). The Nika jacket is $318 in viscose and $338 in wool, … Read More about Suit of the Week: BCBGMAXAZRIA
Another week, another suit! This week’s suit is by Nanette Lepore. We’ve actually had wildly different reactions to this suit: the first time we saw it we thought, oh, hell yes — but then we saw it again and thought it was a bit fug. Now we’re thinking it’s fabulous but perhaps only on very … Read More about Suit of the Week: Don’t You Dare, by Nanette Lepore
Should women unbutton their suits’ blazer buttons to sit? Given all the discussion whirling about interviews, we though we’d take another poll, because we’re really not sure of this answer, either. Should women button their jackets when standing, and unbutton them when sitting? We’re aware it’s proper form for men to do this, but have … Read More about Yet ANOTHER poll: Should women unbutton their suits to sit?