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Business Dresses: A trendy and accessorized office look for chic women

Create a complete look for women in the office?

The professional look for women, like any outfit in general, concerns clothing, but also accessories. There's nothing like a banal look to discredit yourself in the office. The goal is to master the art of "dress for success" and bring new pieces to your wardrobe. Of course, it will be up to you to determine the company dress code and what you like to wear in the office.

Accessorize your business attire

Our best advice in general: “avoid bags, jewelry or other pieces... that are too flashy and attract too much attention”. You should always keep in mind that the end result should be sleek, chic and feminine to go to work.

Style mistakes to avoid

Shoes to be worn in a professional environment: They must be clean and in perfect condition if possible. If they are perforated or damaged, they return a neglected image. In the same way as for your outfits, they give indications about you, to outsiders. Another advice, avoid wearing them only for aesthetics. Ladies, your heels don't have to be very high. Save your stilettos for other occasions such as parties. In the office, only one choice is essential, that of “comfort above all”. If your company is not too formal: sandals or even sneakers may be allowed.
The question of jewelry: it is better to be sober and discreet in your choice. As with shoes, refrain from wearing necklaces that are in poor condition. Long, showy earrings and loud bracelets can easily distract or even distract your co-workers. Favor fine and refined pieces. The pearl necklace is usually your best ally in the professional but very formal world, opt for a thin chain instead.
The message t-shirt: in everyday life, the concert t-shirt, the top with humorous messages... are generally very popular. But at work, certain phrases on t-shirts are not always welcome. However, there is no problem for t-shirts with discreet writing or minimalist messages. Chic and discreet, it will be perfect for work.

    The different cuts of dresses

    Your dress should be a reasonable length (just above the knee or longer). For the material or the style, bet on classics that take up office dress codes. Prefer long sleeves or short sleeves (in summer). Do not hesitate to complete your business look, to dress in an elegant and timeless way. Here is a list of the least suitable clothes to wear for the office:

    The bodycon dress has a very tight design or at least very close to the body. It follows the curves of the body to highlight them. You will have understood it, by its very sexy side. The bodycon dress is to forget, this style is more suitable for an evening than for a professional meeting. If you absolutely want to wear a fitted garment that highlights you, opt for the straight cut. With a fitted belt at the waist, it will be just as perfect.
    Animal print dresses are not for work: prints in general are not unanimous, and even less so in the professional world. Bet on other prints such as floral or geometric. If you really want to wear an animal print, do it with a little touch like on a handbag for example.

      Remember that the rules we offer are very general. There are specific cases, it's up to you to adapt your work clothes according to the atmosphere of the company and according to what you like. To sum up :

      - Avoid very sexy outfits at the office: transparent lace, mini-skirts, sundresses, string sandals with high heels, too pronounced necklines...
      - Overly casual looks are not allowed: ripped jeans, shorts, leggings, jogging, caps, flip-flops...
      - Be impeccable: forget clothes that are too worn or stained. Take care of your appearance with ironed and clean clothes.

        Our practical tips for work:

        Tights for your legs. To look like a business woman, it's better to forget the "bare legs" style, so go for tights. When you have chosen the pair of shoes to accompany your office outfit. All you have to do is choose the tights to go with it all. For the office, you can choose tights: opaque, plain or transparent.
        The subject of the tattoos: depending on the nature of your position or the image that the company wishes to convey. An employment contract may prohibit certain outfits. Under no circumstances should you be discriminated against. Tattoos are not yet well tolerated although the situation is slowly changing. Nowadays, tattoos are more or less accepted, it is still better not to touch your face, your neck or your hands. These are the parts where the tattoos will be more difficult to conceal.
        Take care of your nails: taking care of yourself is always appreciated, especially in the office. Where a flawless appearance expresses confidence and self-control. Having clean nails is part of looking professional. Opt for a simple and delicate manicure that will make you happy and will take care of your appearance.
        Take care of your hairstyle and your make-up: in the same category, your beauty treatment must be distinguished and feminine while being effective. Stay natural with your hairstyle, but also your makeup. Your hair should be styled so that it is clean and clear of your face. Your make-up, on the other hand, must remain as close to natural as possible.
        Wear mostly neutral colors: if the cut and style of the garment have a "business" look, do not hesitate to add a little softness with colors in pastel tones. You can mix two or even three colors at most. For maximum security, choose: black, gray, navy blue, charcoal, beige, white and cream... However, if the style of the garment has a "business" look. Do not hesitate to add a little softness with colors in pastel tones, perfect for wearing in the office.

          Accessory trends in 2022

          Pants, skirts, shirts or even blouses for going to work... We're revealing the key pieces for 2022!

          Our selection of shoes suitable for going to work

          We have selected some models, to give you ideas to adopt the next time at the office:

          - Pumps with square toes or colored pumps, an essential basic
          - A pair of white sneakers
          - Wedge espadrilles
          - Boots, ankle boots, low boots or derbies
          - Mules with small heels
          - Moccasins

            The basics to have for a business look:

            The fashionable pieces to have in your wardrobe to create impeccable work outfits!

            - The shouldered blazer or the lapel collar blazer
            - The fringed jacket, the little jacket with wide sleeves or the blouse
            - Pants flared and fitted at the waist
            - The midi skirt or pleated dress
            - The shirt under a sweater or the spring-style floral blouse
            - Fluid unicolor trouser suit set for women
            - High-waisted black pants, a great classic at the office
            - Fluid V-neck blouse
            - The denim jumpsuit to dress a woman

              Summary of professional accessories

              The professional-looking pieces to favor are:

              - Moccasins with discreet heels
              - Preferably opaque tights, for your little legs
              - The chic or half-moon bucket bag
              - A pocket size bag
              - A handbag, leather or fringed which are very trendy this season
              - The little bag
              - Wide belts
              - Scarves as a belt or in the hair
              - Pearl jewelry or those simple and discreet