When interviewing, must you button your shirt all the way to the top? How many buttons are acceptable to leave unbuttoned? Reader S wonders… I am going for an interview at quite a conservative organisation. I have a navy skirt suit and was going to wear a white button up shirt. Do I need to button … Read More about How High to Button Your Shirt for Interviews
Are crossbody bags professional? Could you wear one to a business lunch, or a networking event? Reader C wonders… Is a crossbody bag considered professional? I’m tired of carrying a ton of bags to work (briefcase, pump, lunch bag, and purse) and am trying to downsize my handbag. I’m considering purchasing the Lo & Sons … Read More about Are Crossbody Bags Professional?
If you’re planning to attend an alumni lunch for your law school — and you’ll be taking the opportunity to network there — how should you dress? Is wearing a suit a must in this situation? (Pictured, Boss Juicy 6 Jacket, $575 at Nordstrom — check out our full guide to women’s suits for more ideas.) Reader K wonders… I am … Read More about What to Wear to an Alumni Lunch Event
Are suits made from tropical wool acceptable to wear during the winter, or are they only designed for cooling you down in hot summer weather? And how does the suit color factor in? Reader P wonders… I bought a dark navy colored suit last year from J. Crew in tropical wool, and I am wondering if it … Read More about Can You Wear A Tropical Wool Suit in the Winter?
Wondering what to wear beneath unlined suit pants and other unlined women’s dress pants? We’ve got some great ideas for you…
2016 Update: See our latest discussion on the best work clothes for different body types! Which are the best workwear brands for you if you’ve got hips — and you’re tall? Which brands are best if you’re curvy and short? Which brands should the apple check out first? How about suiting brands? Ladies, I got … Read More about The Best Workwear Brands for Hips (Or Other Body Shapes)
2016 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to wear black and navy togetther; links below have also been updated. You may also want to check out our discussion on what tights to wear with navy skirts! Can you wear black and navy together? What about a dark blue pinstriped blazer — how can … Read More about How to Wear Black and Navy Together
2014 was a great year for women’s suits — these are some of my favorites from our weekly roundup. (Each picture links back to the original post… and of course, don’t forget to check out The Corporette Guide to Basic Women’s Suiting.) Here are links to our favorite women’s suits from 2013, 2012 and 2010. … Read More about Kat’s Favorite Suits of 2014
Can you wear a sheath dress by itself to an interview? Can you wear a sheath dress and a jacket to an interview?
2018 Update: We still stand by these tips on expanding your suiting collection, but you may want to check out our recently updated Guide to Suits, as well as some of our more recent Suit of the Week picks! We also had a fun discussion about whether you can wear interesting suits to court. How … Read More about Expanding a Suiting Collection
What should you wear — and not wear — to look professional (and stay cool) when it’s hot outside? Which summer work clothes are the best? We’ve recently gotten two reader questions on the question of how to look professional when it’s hot. First up, Reader M wonders: Hi. I’m 30 years old. I am … Read More about Summer Work Clothes: How to Look Professional When It’s Hot
When is it NOT acceptable interview in a gray suit? Reader L, a med student, wonders… I am in medical school, and will be applying for residency next year. Seeing applicants this year, I notice that it is a sea of black suits (women in pantsuits). I have a gray skirt suit from Banana Republic … Read More about Gray Suits for Interviews?