8 dress selection tips for successful ladies.
Your dress express a great deal about the confident, super-achieving professional that you are. Dressing to impress is never more important than when you’re stepping out for a professional rendezvous. Dress that exude professionalism, control and comfort can go a long way in cementing your image as the perfect power woman who will deliver as she promises. Here are a few tips to dress right and crack that business meeting:
A crisp formal suit is an ideal dress which can never go wrong for any kind of business meeting. Neutral colours like black, brown, blue and off-white are perfect. Stay away from flashy colours and pair the suits with long pants or a formal skirt with a collared shirt or a shell top. A professional suit denotes the importance you give to that particular meeting.
Your choice of pants indicate a lot about you. In fact pants can make or break your look, so be extra careful while sporting them. Khaki, corduroy and twill are excellent choices for fabric. Make sure that the hem of the pant covers your ankle but doesn’t fall on the floor. Avoid pants in denims, synthetics (polyester and rayon) and pure cotton materials.
Skirt suits are suitable for those who want to look graceful and stylish, while keeping their corporate look intact. The colour, material and length of the skirt are highly important. Ensure that your skirt suit is properly fitted, neither too long nor too short.
When it comes to shoes, keep them as simple and modest as you can. Stick to closed-toed pump shoes for a professional look. The colour of your shoe must go with the outfit you are wearing. Try to avoid high heels, flat sandals and stilettos. Your walk and handshake are two things that show how confident you are in a business meeting.
Wear minimal accessories
Prep up your look with a pair of elegant earrings and perhaps an understated neckpiece. A classic bag and a tasteful watch will further enhance the look. A little more than this will reverse the impact. Try to avoid glittery and showy accessories.
Color and Patterns
Choose your colours wisely and thoughtfully. Stick to sophisticated shades like dark grey, beige and navy blue which will keep you on the safer side. Conservative and sober patterns can further add to your professional and business-like demeanour.
Fashion simply means being comfortable and presentable. Don’t go for something that doesn’t match your persona. It is imperative that clothes be clean, ironed and crisp, and shoes be polished properly. A judicious combination of the right clothes and the right attitude will do wonders for you in a business meeting.
Cost / Quality
Put your money on quality, not on popular brands that are uber expensive. Business meetings are not for showing off labels but to present a pleasing yet sophisticated image in front of your potential clients.