2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on what women should wear to work in Silicon Valley, but you may want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women. What should you wear to work when you work with some colleagues who dress very casually and very formally — is there … Read More about Adventures in Business Casual: What to Wear to Work in Silicon Valley
Are skirts and dresses unprofessional? What if you have a boss who has a firm opinion, one way or the other? What if you have a boss who forbids YOU from wearing dresses and skirts, when other women in the office can and do? Reader A wonders… I recently started a new job in a creative … Read More about Are Skirts and Dresses Unprofessional?
2018 Update: We still stand by this guide to stylish cardigans for the office — but you may also want to check out our recent roundup of jardigans! We shared our first Corporette Guide to Cardigans way back in 2010, so we figured it was time for an update — and the timing is just right for those … Read More about The Corporette Guide to Stylish Cardigans for the Office
2019 Update: We still like a lot of these lightweight pants for work, but you may also want to check out our more recent roundup of stylish summer dress pants for women, as well as our more general discussion of the best pants for work. Which are the best lightweight pants for a work — … Read More about Lightweight Pants for Work
I’ll be honest: a lot of my hesitancy with newer, trendier looks for the office is that they never seem to be that figure flattering. So I’m thrilled to bring you today’s guest poster: Angie Cox of YouLookFab, offering her expert style advice on how to elongate outfits and achieve figure-flattering business casual style. Angie … Read More about Guest Post: Figure-Flattering Business Casual
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to wear on the first day at a very casual law office — but you may also want to check out our newer discussion on what to wear on your first day at work. (You may also want to check out our Ultimate Guide to Business … Read More about What to Wear on the First Day at a Very Casual Office
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on professionalism in a laid back office, but you may want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women. Reader M wonders about professionalism in a laid back office: I was wondering if you could do a piece regarding how to stay professionally dressed … Read More about Professionalism in a Laid Back Office
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on comfortable casual for a heat wave — but you may also want to check out our more recent post on summer work clothes or our brand new Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women! How do you dress professionally for a heat wave? I got an … Read More about “Comfortable Casual” for a Heat Wave
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on transitioning from a conservative office to a more casual one, but you may want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women. Since she’s started at a more business casual office, Reader L wonders how she should transition her wardrobe of blazers and … Read More about Transitioning from a Conservative Office to a More Casual One
Today’s reader question brings up an interesting question, we think: What should the “casual but professional” uniform be for women? Here’s the reader’s question: In a couple weeks I’ll be wrapping up my MFA and have to do a public reading. Publishers and agents are known for showing up at these end of year readings, … Read More about What Is the Casual-But-Professional Uniform For Women?
We seem to be getting a ton of negative feedback on the reader mail question yesterday, wherein we recommended that our reader wear dark trouser jeans to Sunday brunch at the partner’s house. Although she wrote in to clarify her situation, we were still intrigued by the feedback. As we noted in our original post, … Read More about Poll — Are jeans ever appropriate if you’re in a semi-work situation?