A great outfit can make the difference between a bad day and a great day. This is particularly true in your workplace. Confidence in the workplace is really important as it can affect how you feel therefore how others see you and your success at work.
Power dressing was a huge trend in the 1980s but now in the 21st century office dress seems to have become more casual. Nowadays wearing smart trousers and a shirt with flats seems to suffice but might not get you anywhere on the career ladder.
Although there are glamorous looks in the office, bosses tend to appreciate the smart and serious look. But fear not because power dressing is back as a new, emerging trend which uses nipped tailoring and the androgynous look.
Dressing to Suit Your Mood
Dressing to suit your mood and your workplace is important so for a business meeting dressing in a smart suit will wow your colleagues while for everyday work at your desk a less formal outfit will make you seem approachable.
Dressing to lift your mood and give you more confidence is also a great way to help boost your career. So if you're in a black mood choose something colourful to wear such as yellow, orange or red which will help to get you motivated and give you a more optimistic outlook.
Dress to flatter Your Body Shape
Choosing the right clothes for your shape is very important to boost your confidence. Every woman falls into a category of shape from apple to pear to petite. Anything which is slimming and hides those lumps and bumps but highlights your good points is good. If you are unsure about which clothes suit you hiring a style consultant will allow you to get professional advice on the clothing you should be choosing for your shape which will set you up for life.
Boosting Your Confidence
Pinstripes on skirts, waistcoats and jackets always give a slimming but ultra smart look. Combining trousers and pencil skirts with heels will give you the "go-getter" attitude and boost your promotion chances. Jackets or blazers nipped in at the waist create flattering curves and why not team a suit with a bold coloured suit or top from orange to red to aqua.
If you're unsure about colour a smart, crisp, white shirt will look great with grey or black suits too.
When power dressing at the office it is best to choose subtle pieces - gold or silver - which add some detail to your outfit but don't overpower it. Bags should be simple and business like to complete your "top business woman" look.
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