What are the best tips on how to dress professionally on the coldest days — particularly if you’re headed to a Very Formal occasion like court?
Courtroom Attire for Women Lawyers
What is the best courtroom attire for women lawyers? What are the best suits to wear to court -- and must you wear heels and pantyhose? We discuss many topics relating to conservative offices and looking professional as a young woman -- but below is collection of our best posts discussing fashion questions about court appearances. Pantsuits or skirt suits? Interesting/fun suits? The best budget suits? We've talked about it all. These other features and guides may be of interest to you, as well:
- Our popular Suit of the Week feature, as well as our big yearly roundup of The Best Women's Suits in Every Budget!
- our (frequently updated) Guide to Interview Attire
- our frequently updated Guide to Comfortable Heels
- for more casual days where you don't need a suit, check out our daily workwear reports, suggesting one item of work-appropriate clothing in a range of prices (Mondays are splurges; Fridays are always under $50!)
- just starting out? Check out our resources for summer associates!
This spreadsheet will help you estimate here you are now versus your billable goal for the year — and show you how many hours you need to bill each day to hit your goal.
Hunting for a guide to pantyhose? Here’s our recently updated tips!
Reader H is gearing up for trial out of town, and wondering what to wear when she’s working late in the war room…
When is the right time to wear pearls? We’ve talked about how to buy pearls, but Reader C sent in a super short email wondering when to wear them… One of my favorite jewelry pieces is my strand of Mikimoto pearls that I got for my 30th birthday. They were an investment piece, and they … Read More about When Should You Wear Pearls?
A young woman associate wrote to us, wondering if a $2700 bag was too expensive of a briefcase for someone just starting at her law firm.
A number of readers had problems getting through courthouse metal detectors, so we shared our best tips for women lawyers at the courthouse metal detectors.
So a few weeks ago there was this survey: more makeup makes you look more competent. Or so they say. This seems like exactly the kind of thing we should explore here… hence today’s open thread. Do you think makeup or eyeliner says anything about your competence? Let’s Assess The Models’ Competence Based on Eyeliner … Read More about Eyeliner & Competence: An Open Thread
Update: We’ve still stand by this advice on looking great the day after the all-nighter, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of the best makeup products to fake a good night’s sleep.We’ve all been there — stuff needs to get done, and stuff needs to get done now. In the high-stress job, the all-nighter … Read More about Looking Great The Day After the All-Nighter
March 2018 Update: We just updated our Guide to Suits! Our new “Guide to Women’s Suits” is now up! What are the best tips you have for basic women’s suiting? What brands are your favorite? What is your ideal interview attire — or what would you recommend as the ideal courtroom attire for women lawyers? … Read More about Introducing: The Corporette Guide to Women’s Suits
An injured woman lawyer wondered: could she wear flats to court?
Today’s reader mail comes from a reader who will be second-chairing a federal trial that is expected to last for more than a month… First, do you think I should wear skirt suits every day or can I wear pant suits and save the skirt suits for days that I may actually get to examine … Read More about What to Wear for a Month in Court