Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dress For Success: 7 Ways To Improve Your Professional Wardrobe

Many professional women are guilty of not dressing to their full professional potential, and their lack of judgment can sometimes lead to being passed over for a job or promotion. Dressing for success means dressing for business! Read on for my 7 ways to improve your wardrobe which will help you move up that corporate ladder.

Show as much cleavage as possible. Studies show that most men like cleavage. If that is the case, then show them what you got! How high you want to climb the corporate ladder should determine how much low your neckline should plunge. Women who dress in sexy attire in a professional environment are way more likely to be taken more seriously in any profession and promoted. Bottom line: If you want to get ahead, ditch the high-cut sensible top.

Wear a super short mini skirt. Wearing a micro-mini sends the message that you are a hard working business professional. The knee is a visual anchor. People's attention will be drawn downward when they approach you, instead of toward your face, which puts you in a position of power and authority. To move quickly up into a promotion, consider putting on a skirt that you can barely sit down in!

Put on those see-through clothes. Summer materials such as organza and liquid jersey look and feel cool and pretty, and in the light of a staff meeting, they can reveal the outlines of your legs — and much, much more! Use the curvy silhouette of your body to rocket your career right through that glass ceiling.

Three words: accessorize, accessorize, accessorize. A rule of thumb when it comes to accessories in the workplace: MORE is more. If you cannot afford to load yourself up with the real rocks, costume jewelry, when worn in bulk, looks great and elegant at the office. A boardroom-ready look includes one show stopper lots and lots of accessories. That means if you're going to put on a chunky beaded necklace, just add huge earrings, a large broach, a big belt buckle, and loads of arm candy.

Bring the beach into the office. Sundresses, spaghetti straps, flip-flops: nothing makes you look more like a hard working professional than coming to the office like you're dressed for the beach. Truth be told, these summer staples are sure to be a hit at the office. When you feel like you are on vacation at work, your productivity is sure to increase. This will lead you to business success and a certain raise!

Express Your Cultural Heritage. Whether it is a full body burkas that only exposes your beautiful eyes, a brightly colored kente cloth mu-mu, fashionable lederhosen, or a revealing silk kimono, don’t be afraid wear your heritage and watch your career take off! No matter what culture you are from, dress for success with the traditional clothes of your ancestors. This will prove to your boss that although you are forward thinking, you are firmly rooted in your cultural history, and this will certainly help you jockey into position for the next promotion!

Casual Friday means Casual Friday. On those days when the dress code is relaxed, show the boss you know how to take direction! Wear your pajamas to work, or consider sporting your favorite leotard. And if you can combine several of the other tips into your casual attire such as a low cut, see through miniskirt; be ready to move into that corner office!


  1. RE: the leotard

    I'm on it, buddy! I'll send you a pic!