There’s an interesting story in today’s WSJ regarding pantyhose, and how it causes a generational divide between workers. That’s definitely true! We here at Corporette think they should be worn on the most formal of occasions — court appearance, meeting with the CEO, etc — but for daily work they aren’t necessary. We were surprised, … Read More about Generation Pantyhose
Women’s suits: No one really knows how often to dry clean them. For men, the answer that is given time and time again is the same: Rarely. Once a season, maybe. The less the better. But then again, men’s suits fit differently than women’s, and the things men wear beneath a suit (the long-sleeved shirt, … Read More about Poll: How often do you dryclean suits?
– Fashionista declares it so it must be so: Black nailpolish is dead. (If it were ever appropriate in an office anyway, which is debatable.) [Fashionista] – Oh, good, we like to laugh: “Report: Women Increasingly Choosing Dead-End Careers Over Dead-End Relationships.” [The Onion] – 5 mini-laptops worth lugging around. [Smart Money] – In case … Read More about Weekly Round-Up
Well, not exactly. Lauren Della Monica, over at Damsels In Success, posted her biggest lessons learned from two of her careers: as an editorial assistant at Vogue, as well as a litigator at a big firm. Her resume is inspiring, anyway — she’s opened her own art consulting firm and is only 33 — but … Read More about Vogue Versus the Law Firm
Can you wear rainboots, such as Wellingtons, to the office? Above: Womens Hunter Original
– The Girls in the Beauty Department round up the best pink nail polishes. [Glamour] We totally want the one The Daily Obsession recommended, though (pictured). (Available at Nordstrom.) – Eeek! How did we miss this? “Clothing” arguments for a new legal dress code. We luuuurve the rule that “if you wear it to play, … Read More about Weekly Round-Up: If you wear it to play, don’t wear it to work
– Ask a Working Woman Survey: Indeed! You’ll learn all sorts of stuff. Such as, nobody likes pantyhose. But seriously, go take the survey! [Feminist Law Professors] – WaPo thinks Vogue’s shoots of lady politicians is a window into how these women would like to be perceived. [WaPo] – Uh oh: Barack has now been … Read More about Weekend Roundup
2016 Update: We stand by the advice below, but you can also check out our most recent discussion on dining etiquette for business lunches. No, we’re neither Debrett’s nor Emily Post, but we know a thing or two about conducting ourselves properly at a business lunch… we’ve also seen some truly bad manners. Thus, whether you’ve … Read More about 10 Things You Should Know about a Business Lunch