Corporate Wear for Women

Gone are the days of knee-length skirts and trousers for workwear. The new-age working woman is not afraid to experiment and let her hair down when it comes to style at the workplace.

Business suits are passé. This is the age of bohemian, laid back prints and silhouettes- comfort and efficiency fused with femininity.

Shirts are one of the most versatile wardrobe ingredients which can be donned at any time in the world. And now you have cold shoulders, chiffons and colorful prints- think geometrical prints, collarless tunics, tie waists, and collars with embellishments. The old monochrome cotton shirts with the usual pattern are now a thing of the past.

From A line skirts to pleated maxi skirts, the progression of skirts has been impressive to accommodate more styles and materials. Slim fit skirts are accepted formal wear. Skirts are more about comfort and the ability to express yourself while being able to experiment with styles using belts, fringes and more.

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Other ensembles include maxi dresses which are now a common work wardrobe essential due to ease of movement. You can choose from a wide range of styles.

Lightweight coats like trench coats, blazers and kimono-style jackets are a rage now. Bright knitwear is the next big trend, especially for spring, as it makes you stand out.

Wide pants and bell-bottomed trousers are now back in fashion as they give an impression of height and slimness. They are much more comfortable for the workplace as opposed to the typical slim-fit pants.

Any outfit is incomplete without accessories. From brooches to ribbons to tote bags in bright colors-there is an advent of bold designs and bright colors. For any corporate look, the essential element is how you carry it. Feel smart, and the rest will take care of itself.

5 Corporate Looks for Men

There are corporate men today who keep their closets stocked with the latest fashion trends in store. This is the modern man who will rally for his position in boardrooms and presentations but still keep up with what is dominating the fashion market. 

Here are a few of the corporate ensembles every progressive employer and employee should own.

Formal wear:

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This form of attire does not just mean suits and ties! It is a substantially higher dress code that used to be worn by high society heirs. 

It’s not something anybody can wear any time they want. Reserve this for the very important meetings where you are scheduled to meet a lot of high-profile people. You can make a strong impression with formal wear.

Semi-formal wear:

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Semi-formal attire will evolve by the time of day. In the evening, it is the popular black tie (tuxedo) ensemble, while in the daytime, a shirt with matching trousers is appropriate.

Business-class wear:

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Business dress codes to men mean matched suits. Add a couple of leather oxfords, and you will fit perfectly in your workplace. It can also be worn for lighter events like brunch meetings.

Casual wear:

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Casual wear is a statement of comfort and accessibility and is now accepted in many corporate environments. 

Being yourself and feeling relaxed is the aim, but your effort must still show. You can always don casual attire without compromising your style. Make a classy blend of casual and formal.

Business-casual :

The quintessential casual ensemble is a navy blue blazer with light to medium grey slacks or khakis. This look has gained so much craze that it is now called the California suit. You can wear darker hues at night events and meetings and lighter shades during the day.

Opt for any one style but stick to it while putting your outfit together.