Dressing for business involves following guidelines. We may want to impress our employer and colleagues by wearing dazzling dresses and lots of make-up but this is neither the time nor the place. According to a recent survey, a third of company bosses were of the opinion that in the office, their female colleagues are wearing too much make-up. The conclusion the pollsters made was that women want to impress and choose bright red lipstick, heavily made-up eyes and far too much blusher in the belief that this will do the trick. This is ill-advised because a night out will not therefore provide the opportunity to look much different. The Welsh singer, Katherine Jenkins, attended the 20th Unesco charity gala recently attired in a wonderful, black printed evening dress in which she looked stunning and her bold red lipstick and dazzlingly made-up eyes were absolutely applicable.
Meanwhile, back in the office, if we are trying to establish ourselves, classic clothes will impress most, combined with a modest amount of make-up and jewellery. We all genuinely want to give our best impression at work. It is best achieved by looking well-groomed in a skirt and shirt. However, expectations vary and in the creative arts or fashion industry, a black skirt and neat top may look too corporate.