Update: We still stand by this advice on how short is too short for a skirt at the office — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on when is a dress too short for work (including what’s a modern length, and if the perfect skirt length is different for … Read More about Poll: How short is too short for a skirt?
How often should you dry clean your suits? Is dry cleaning bad for suits, and something to be avoided? We thought we’d round up some of best tips in one place — so here’s everything you need to know about drycleaning women’s suits! If you had asked me before last Thursday’s post on whether you … Read More about Everything You Need To Know About Dry Cleaning Women’s Suits
Hunting for a guide to pantyhose? Here’s our recently updated tips!
We’ve talked about a ton of different money issues here, but it occurred to me that it might be helpful to do a simple “roadmap” post — a listing of what to do, in what order, with links to the appropriate posts. So here’s my list of what to do with your money — if … Read More about A Money Roadmap: Where to Go Next In Your Personal Finance Journey
What is the proper hem length for heels — and how do you commute in shoes of different heights? Reader Y wonders about flared pants, but I think she brings up a great point about hems and women who commute in shoes other than their office heels. I’m a 25 year old working in Boston, … Read More about Flared Pants, Hems, and Commutes
On Friday, we mentioned that one of our best uses for business cards (after we’ve taken the information from them) is to use them to keep delicate necklaces neat and tidy. Some readers asked for pictures, so we spent some time this morning cutting up old Corporette business cards (and then spending far too long … Read More about How to Cut a Business Card to Store Necklaces Neatly
Whenever you have a seriously important professional day — for example, an interview — you need to be wearing your most conservative, “notice my brains not my fashion sense” outfit. This means, unfortunately, that you need to be sure you know how the suit you wear looks from all angles. How does it look if … Read More about Corporette 101: The Old Mirror Trick
This post is actually inspired by a reader’s question: How long should pant hemlines be, when wearing a suit or dress pants with loafers (with a 1″ stacked heel) or heels? We recall, many years ago, seeing an illustrated feature in the front of Esquire magazine, advising men how long their hemlines should be with … Read More about Corporette 101: Pant Hemlines
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to wear stockings without ripping them — we’ve also updated links below. You may also want to check out our guide for how to wear pantyhose for work! More reader mail to catch up on… I thought this reader Q was particularly relevant given some … Read More about How to Wear Stockings to Work Without Getting Runs and Rips
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
Frequently, women’s suits are sold as separates with interchangeable parts. One woman’s skirt suit might be another woman’s pantsuit — or maybe the same woman owns all 3 pieces and wears the jacket with the pants some days, or the skirt by itself other days, or . . . you get the picture. When you … Read More about Corporette 101: Always Clean Matching Items Together
Sometimes, women new to suits don’t realize that when you purchase it off the rack, there are a number of things that are sewn up for display purposes that should not be sewn up once you wear them. Namely, pockets on jackets and pants, slits in skirts, and vents on jackets. Slits and vents will … Read More about Corporette 101: Rip Your Clothes