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Fashionable business attire(for girls)

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  • Cheri.B*Cheri.B* Posts: 1,604Friend of Soompi
    I wanna ask about skirt lengths.
    I was always taught it should be around knee length, but what I'm seeing here are mid- thigh length.
    Can someone clarify of the skirt's length?
  • linhxsoxlovablelinhxsoxlovable Posts: 38Member
    Wow, you guys are great. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful tips and pics! I really do appreciate it.
  • soompier1soompier1 Posts: 2,187Member

    ROOKIE

    QUOTE (Cheri.B* @ Jan 29 2010, 08:20 PM) »
    I wanna ask about skirt lengths.
    I was always taught it should be around knee length, but what I'm seeing here are mid- thigh length.
    Can someone clarify of the skirt's length?

    keep it past the knee or right at the knee. regardless, to be safe always wear tights
  • animeniac206animeniac206 Posts: 287Member

    ROOKIE

    edited January 2010
    Regarding length of the skirt, it should be around knee length. But since I am short, I hem it a little bit above my knee so that it gives me a little bit of height instead and that is acceptable for professional.

    Ex.
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    My two outfits long ago. The length of the skirt are a bit long so it made me look shorter.


  • SophbotSophbot Modello Los Angeles, CAPosts: 405Member
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    I wear this for interviews all the time
    i love high waist pants <3
    I pooted :)
  • smirk_itsmirk_it Posts: 327Member
    edited January 2010
    QUOTE (animeniac206 @ Jan 30 2010, 01:43 AM) »
    Regarding length of the skirt, it should be around knee length. But since I am short, I hem it a little bit above my knee so that it gives me a little bit of height instead and that is acceptable for professional.

    Ex.
    oj091.jpgoj092.jpgMy two outfits long ago.  The length of the skirt are a bit long so it made me look shorter.Always tuck in your shirt! I know theres a need to look fashionable (I used to always do that) but you'll discover soon how serious the office is and that they really take business attires seriously, unless otherwise mentioned.
    Illusions never changed into something real

  • sweetxmemorysweetxmemory Oklahoma CityPosts: 182Member
    edited January 2010
    here's my idea of fashionable office attire image
    (some of it may be too casual for office attire)
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    sorry it came out to be A LOT of pics, I kinda have a fetish for saving inspiring fashion pictures image
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  • jennimajorjennimajor Posts: 1Member
    I knew where can we get a Free Shop for business 
  • rachilderachilde United StatesPosts: 2,332Member
    edited February 2011
    Honestly, appropriate/fashionable business dress depends on your job and the circumstances you've been asked to dress for. Most of these outfits are fine for business casual environments. But not every office is a business casual office and not every business event is a business casual event. I'm not wearing anything short of a full skirt suit with a collared shirt if I'm standing in front of a federal judge in my circuit (pant suits for women are still a no-no in this circuit, which is conservative compared to other circuits). But, I might wear a business-appropriate dress or other business casual attire to juvenile court. As a lawyer, I would never wear 75% of the clothes posted on this thread; but those outfits might be fine if you're interning or working in an industry/office that doesn't require formal dress.

    Personally, I believe in investing in two 200-400 dollar wool-blend skirt/pant suits in a neutral color and prepping the suit up with pops of color or one interesting accessory. Accessories can include a necklace, bracelet, watch, or even cufflinks. A good use of a pop of color can include a scarf, handkerchief, or a bright blouse. You can also play with proportions with your suit. Try to find a suit with a fuller skirt or a more retro cut (think suits for women in the 1940s). Try mixing masculine and feminine elements: pair slim dress pants with menswear inspired dress shoes while wearing a feminine dress shirt. Try wearing slim dress pants with a boxy blazer and a pocket square. Pair a pencil skirt with an oversized blouse or a blouse with wider sleeves. Wear a boucle jacket instead of a blazer. Go for dress pants cut skinny instead of wide. Go for a suit jacket with panels or cuts of unusual fabric (leather/suede panels or patches, for example).

    Business attire revolves around the paradigm of the suit, but I think a suit is a fascinating wardrobe item because it can be cut in many different ways with many different fabrics, textures, and colors.

    In my opinion, a good, stylish business style is tailored and non-distracting. I favor using cut, fit, and proportion instead of just adding more beads or ruffles or a busy print. I'm a small girl so I can only wear so many details before I am engulfed by them! I personally do not like buying dress clothes from F21 or comparable stores. Businesswear is about the details: jacket linings, nice looking buttons and zippers, and a classic--but modern--cut! A lot of the cheaper stores don't put in a jacket lining or use nice buttons or zippers. Anyone can cut a blazer out of a piece of cloth--but a professional attire blazer is made of more than the most flammable polyester shell with blindingly shiny buttons and strings hanging off of every seam! I think a lot of people look boring/bland in business attire because they wear clothes that don't fit them correctly! A good suit fits you like a glove. Always take your suit to a tailor if it is not perfect off the rack (and it is probably never going to perfect off the rack).

    For skirt length: mid-thigh is too short if you're in a formal business setting.

    For shorts: If you work on the floor of F21, okay whatever. If you work as the CEO of F21: girl, put on some pants (or a knee length skirt!)
    BLOO♥
  • zantac_2zantac_2 sydPosts: 3,318Member

    IDOL

    edited February 2011
    jil sanders older fall collections had some clean womens business attire.
  • soiiasoiia I like berries. CanaDAAAAA :)Posts: 604Member
    The author of this blog has REALLY nice office-like style :) She is extra petite, but it doesn't matter :P
    Petite Fashion
  • kwaakwaa LAPosts: 74Member
    yeahhhh i agree. most of these pictures are business casual. if you were going to an interview at a professional school, you'd stick out like a sore thumb lol. they want you to wear more formal things and you should always wear dark pantyhose/stockings if you're wearing a skirt/dress. also, don't wear shoes with open toes or strappy shoes.

    for my very first interview, i wore a suit and i was soo uncomfortable. being 5'0, it's hard to pull off a suit and not look like a child playing dress up. it just wasn't proportionate to my body and i felt like i was moving like a robot. i also wore 1in pumps that were open toe. i didn't get into the program.

    for another interview, i got a really nice dark colored sheath dress from the Banana outlet for about $130. it was down to my knees. i also covered up the arms with a lavendar cardigan with ruffles in the front. this time, i wore 4in closed toe pumps with stockings to give me some height (sucks being short) needless to say, i was super comfortable and had a great connection with my interviewees. i got into the program.

    i think 4in+ heels are not always advisable. sometimes they can seem slutty. so make sure the rest of your outfit is super conservative! and you probably shouldnt wear platforms haha.
    -Kwaa!!
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