Women are always concerned about wearing something that is nice but appropriate for whatever occasion they may be dressing for and although a businesswoman’s sense of style may be as good as any other woman’s, they are often in a dilemma as to what is appropriate to wear at their worksite. Business environments are often predominantly male and usually those men will all wear business suits to work and although women could also wear business suits, are they expected to or are they allowed a wider range of attire?
First of all, the reason why men wear suits is because they tend to instil in people that the person wearing it means business and this too can be said about a woman wearing a suit but even in a business environment, a woman does not have to instil that impression on all occasions. Not a rule but more of advice then, is that a woman, for a normal day at the office can show freedom of choice in what she wears, providing of course that it is conservative in taste. A businesswoman should though, perhaps wear a suit for job interviews, meetings and presentations where it is essential that she looks ready for and means business.
Although where to shop for women’s business suits or fancy ladies suits was once sometimes a problem, today that can easily be done online, saving hours of traipsing round the shops looking for an appropriate fashion outfitters. A ladies suit will differ from a man’s as it may consist of a jacket and pants or a jacket and skirt and will be accompanied by a blouse as opposed to a shirt and tie. As far as colours are concerned though, there is often little difference between men and women’s suits. Men often choose pinstriped suits or the work environment and will often have a plain dark coloured suit for funerals and other sombre occasions. If they are perhaps messy eaters, they may also have a dark suit for when they visit restaurants but for the more upbeat occasions they may have light coloured suits. Similar thoughts on colour should be kept in mind when a woman is selecting their suit.
Suits have been in style for certain occasions for over a decade and although many of the younger generation may think them a little old fashioned, generations before them have also thought so but they have proven to be able to withstand time and fashion and are still the most suitable attire for many occasions. A suit is appropriate or any type of religious ceremony like funerals and weddings and is also the best attire to wear for job interviews, they give the best first impression. A suit can also give a great first impression on that first date and may be appropriate attire to get you into one of the top restaurants that have strict dress codes. A suit is also appropriate for wearing to any kind of legal meeting or appearance, where they once again provide a good first impression.