Today we will be learning about how to dress for success for women. Have you heard of the saying, don’t judge a book by its cover? I bet you have. It’s one of the most used sayings in the modern world. It’s simply saying don’t judge me by my outward look but consider what is inside me.
But let’s face it, we as a race tend to judge by the outward look. And that is why first impressions matter a lot. And for this reason I am giving you the 7 great ways on how to dress for success for women.
From just the way you put your make up to the outfit you choose can be a determinant on how successful your day can be. In today’s society you will find that the work place is becoming more and more casual with their clothing.
But have you ever noticed that a good skirt suit and matching heels, will have you exuding a level of confidence that cannot be attained by just wearing a T-shirt and jeans alone. And it is this that separates those that are successful from those that are not. So how do you attain that successful look? Here’s how.
How To Dress For Success For Women:
1. The Casual Dressing:
I would highly recommend that the casual dressing be a bog no-no. Unless the work place has a more casual dress code try to maintain the office look as much as possible. Casual dressing tends to show that you are casual with your work and that is not an impression you want give when in a business meeting.
And with the credit punch still on casual dressing will take you to the back of the line of job opportunities and promotions. Even men now are starting to dress up to beat the crunch.
2. Power Of A Good Suit:
A really good skirt suit can make you beam with power. And the best part of skirt suits is that in any environment you are in they will always work. From a casual environment to the office environment, the skirt suit is your office best friend. Just make sure it’s not too tight.
The main objective here is to look elegant. Remember, no matter how shrewd successful women are with their wallets, they understand the effect of what a good wardrobe will do for them. So don’t crinch when you here the prices but think of it as an investment that might help you secure that dream job.
Women who are successful are not brought down by beauty and fashion trends, they use them to succeed. It is therefore imperative to know and understand how to fully groom yourself. The thing about grooming is that it sends the message that you are attentive to detail and very comprehensive.
In some ways grooming alone is more important than fashion. Therefore, choosing the right makeup becomes very important. Light touches here and there will give you a natural look. Create grooming habits that are efficient to you and you will be able to stand out even if you are you don’t own expensive clothes.
4. Distinguish Yourself:
When choosing what to wear, wear something that makes you be you. Do not go copying what you see outside. Get your own style. This is what will make you stand out from everyone else. Your independent visual identity is what will reinforce your style as one of power and success.
Choose colors that tend to bring the best in you. Know what every color represents and wear that to specific occasions. For instance, red represents someone who is aggressive at what she does. If you don’t know your style, you can hire a personal stylist to help you out.
5. Don’t Reveal Too Much:
Avoid clothes that reveal you body too much. Clothes that reveal your midriff and your cleavage should be utterly avoided. Also avoid beach sandals. I get it they are easier to walk in but they are not office attire. So avoid them entirely. And like I said before, hairstyles and make up should not be extreme. The hair should be well cut and clean without a lot of colors or better yet, no colors at all.
6. Accessorizing Like A Pro:
Sometimes a little painting here and a little brushing here is what turn a mediocre painting into a masterpiece. This is what accessories do to clothing. The right handbag, belt or scarf can make an otherwise normal looking dress up feel like it was Giorgio Armani who dressed you up.
It can also be the same thing that can end up destroying a very sharp look. Accessories are what helps you change without actually having to change. Jewelry is you friend so use it to the maximum.
7. The Importance Of Shoes:
There is nothing as bad as seeing a woman who can’t walk in high heels. It shows that you have no idea what you are doing. So if you can’t walk in high heels then avoid them all together and wear low heels. They will still work. If you want to then practice until you get the feel of it.
Also, keep and maintain your shoes in good and optimum conditions. Unkempt shoes are just you shouting you don’t know how to take care of yourself. Take them to be repaired. Keep them in good condition and always polish them.
Recap Of Everything:
Now as you are leaving the house, just take a look in the mirror and see how good-looking you are. This will give you the confidence to face the world and compete with the boys for that dream job and position.
You ought to remember that now dressing to impress is one of the best strategies you can employ to survive in the current economic situation we are in. So follow the advice and you will be more than ready to face the corporate world.
What do you do to dress successfully as a woman? Is it easier said than done? Let me know in the comments below what works and what has not.