Here’s a fun topic that we haven’t discussed in years — what makes something frumpy? How can professional women avoid frump? I agree with a lot of what I said four years ago in terms of avoiding professional frump — primarily: wearing clothes that don’t fit — this is a big one! A lot of … Read More about Professional Frump: What To Avoid
A reader wondered how to wear colorful pants to work — and if only younger women could wear them.
Is ombre hair appropriate for the office? When does any hair color become “unprofessional”? Reader P wrote in with a great question, and perhaps might lead us to an interesting discussion of when hair dyes and colors cross the line: I was wondering if you could do a post on whether ombre hair is professional. … Read More about Is Ombre Hair Professional?
Update: We still think this is a great discussion on whether older women can have long hair and still be professional — but you may also want to check out some of our more recent discussions on aging gracefully, including how to go gray intentionally. Long hair on older women: the perennial question. Despite our … Read More about Can Older Women Have Long Hair and Still Be Professional?
These “pearl” bracelets and necklaces are filled with a non-toxic icy gel that can be frozen to keep you cool. I saw them touted in O:The Oprah Magazine as a great way to make it through menopausal hot flashes, but I think they’d be great for hot, sticky summer mornings in the subway. I prefer … Read More about Coffee Break: Hot Girls Pearls
Update: We still stand by this discussion on corporate women and gray hair, but you may also want to check out our latest discussion on how to go gray intentionally. Men who go gray gain an air of experience and gravitas — but women who go gray are often seen as “letting themselves go.” Why … Read More about The Feminine Touch of Gray: Corporate Women and Gray Hair
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
Hopefully, no one thinks that miniskirts are a DO for the office. (See our prior poll on this here and here.) But a reader posed this question in comments, and we think it’s a good one: does a time come in a woman’s life — a serious, professional woman’s life — at which it is … Read More about Poll: When Do Miniskirts Become a Don’t, Even Outside the Office?
Is it acceptable for businesswomen to have long hair? We took a poll…