Can you wear “interesting” suits to court — colorful, patterned, fanciful, haute? (You know, kind of like in our weekly Suit of the Week feature?) Reader E asks — specifically wondering about this teal LK Bennett suit that Kate Middleton is wearing here and here — and I think it’s a great question for all the women lawyers: … Read More about Can You Wear Interesting Suits to 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 frequently updated Guide to Interview Attire
- our frequently updated Guide to Comfortable Heels
- our popular Suit of the Week feature
- 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!) -- as well as our Wardrobe Essentials for Work page, with all of our favorite basics for work like blouses, skirts, pants and more.
- just starting out? Check out our resources for summer associates!
The Kind of Magical Billable Hour BFF
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.
Suiting Brands for Women: Plus Size Suits, Petite Suits, Tall Suits and More
In case you missed it, we did a major round up of the best suiting brands for women a few weeks ago, from the budget brands to the boss brands. As promised, we’re back with a focus on specialty suiting brands for women — if you’re looking for plus size suits, petite suits, tall suits, or even suits from independent/specialty … Read More about Suiting Brands for Women: Plus Size Suits, Petite Suits, Tall Suits and More
The Corporette Guide to Interview Suits
Updated: Check out our Guide to Basic Women’s Suiting and our roundup of the best women’s suits! With interview season for schools right around the corner, we thought now would be a great time to do a general guide to suits — where to get ’em, how much to expect to pay, and what the general pros … Read More about The Corporette Guide to Interview Suits
The Guide to Pantyhose for Work
Hunting for a guide to pantyhose? Here’s our recently updated tips!
What to Wear When You’re Out of Town & Working Late
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 Should You Wear Pearls?
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?
When Can You Buy an Expensive Briefcase or Handbag for Work?
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.
Staying Polished at the Metal Detectors: Tips for Women Lawyers at the Courthouse
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.
Eyeliner & Competence: An Open Thread
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
Looking Great The Day After the All-Nighter
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
Introducing: The Corporette Guide to Women’s Suits
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