As a career woman, I know how finding the right clothes for work is a challenge that every woman has to go through every workday. Men just put on a suit and they’re good to go; they only have to think about what color suits them better or what tie goes with their shirts. But for us women, we have to be careful about how we dress. We want to look attractive but professional at the same time. We have to show off our women confidence without coming on too strong or looking intimidating.
Combining being attractive, which means showing off your curves in a classy manner, and giving off an aura of professionalism, which means you have to be taken seriously and relied on to make competent decisions, is a difficult task. It seems that they’re on two opposite poles. When you want to look attractive, it means you want to look approachable and nice; but when you want to look like a professional, it means you want people to know you’re competent and that you mean business-which is sometimes akin to being intimidating.
Sp here now lies the problem of women in the workplace. We want to give off an attractive vibe to be able to meet someone special and enrich our personal lives. On the other hand, we also want to be treated as a professional to be able to succeed in our respective careers. And dressing the part is crucial to the success of both personal and professional lives. So, how do we combine these two in order to be able to succeed in the two most important aspects self empowerment?
Through communication coaching, I was able to learn the most important aspects of dressing for work. Here are some tips that I found very useful: