In the past, dressing up as a young lady was frowned upon by some of the world’s most prestigious fashion houses, but it’s now a popular trend for younger women.
In a recent survey by Fashionista, the fashion world’s leading online magazine, more than 1,500 women responded to questions on what they wear to their job interviews and party, as well as their own looks.
They were asked what they look for in a female employer, and they also shared their own personal experiences of what they consider to be acceptable and unacceptable.
What they found surprised them: Female bosses are looking for a more feminine image in their workplaces, but that they also want to make sure that they’re comfortable and not too big for their comfort zones.
“The question of what you’re wearing, and how it fits in with your overall image, that really resonates with people,” says Laura Smith, CEO of the Women’s Wear Daily website.
She says that while women who wear women’s clothes often get the job interviews they’re looking for, those who wear men’s clothes are looking to create an image that is different from their own.
“For many men, the idea of wearing a tie and a shirt and a pair of jeans is a symbol of masculine independence, whereas for women, the notion of wearing pants and a tie is a more aspirational image,” she says.
“And the idea that you can wear a suit, and you can walk around and make people feel comfortable and cool is a little bit more aspiratory.”
It’s a sentiment echoed by Ellen Cairns, CEO and founder of the fashion agency Glamour.
“I think for women that want to show off their femininity, we should be looking to show them in a way that’s more aspirant than just a suit and tie,” she tells Fortune.
Cairn says that she believes that many female fashion executives are seeing that in the workplace.
“A lot of them want to get the best out of their employees,” she adds.
When it comes to choosing the right outfit, Cairs says it’s important to choose something that is “a little bit feminine,” but not too feminine. “
If you have a great dress code, and if you can make it a little more aspirating for women and less aspirational for men, then that’s where you’re going to see a lot of growth in the future.”
When it comes to choosing the right outfit, Cairs says it’s important to choose something that is “a little bit feminine,” but not too feminine.
“As an employee, you want to wear something that’s kind of feminine and a little masculine, but not so much that it’s too feminine that it makes you feel like you’re in some kind of trouble,” she explains.
“In terms of our personal style, I think that the more you wear the same outfit, the less you’re really going to have a style,” Cairos says. “
To create a cohesive look, you’ll want to consider what you like about the outfit you wear, what you find appealing about it, and whether it makes sense for your work environment. “
In terms of our personal style, I think that the more you wear the same outfit, the less you’re really going to have a style,” Cairos says.
To create a cohesive look, you’ll want to consider what you like about the outfit you wear, what you find appealing about it, and whether it makes sense for your work environment.
“You want to do something that feels a little different from your everyday wear, and I think for most women, that would be a dress,” she advises.
In addition to personal style and what you’d like to wear in your day-to-day, it’s also important to think about the environment you’re working in. “
So you might have a very conservative look that suits your office, but if you wear it outside, then you might be a little bold and a bit girly.”
In addition to personal style and what you’d like to wear in your day-to-day, it’s also important to think about the environment you’re working in.
“People have this perception that if they’re working on the street, or in a car or in the gym, that they have to be wearing a suit,” Cairs says.
That’s not necessarily true.
“At least for the majority of the people that we’ve talked to, it makes more sense to work in a more conservative environment, because you’re not going to feel like the world is a dangerous place, you’re more likely to be a more relaxed person,” she continues.
“That’s really important to us, because we want people to feel comfortable.”
To help women navigate the world of work, Cairs recommends choosing a clothing brand that has “a strong connection to the company culture, and is a good fit for their work environment.”
“I also think that a lot brands have a connection to their community and they’ve got these connections to the people in their team,” she notes.
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