Category Archives: Professional Dress

Michelle Obama’s DNC Dress Inappropriate

The dress First Lady Michelle Obama selected to wear to deliver her speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention was absolutely lovely.  It was flattering, well fitted, flowed nicely, and striking in color. However, the sleeveless choice was not appropriate … Continue reading

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Closet Staples for Men

Men should make an investment purchase for a few must-haves in their closets.  These items may be worn for business meetings, job interviews, social events, and religious ceremonies.  By initially spending a little bit more for quality clothing and accessories, … Continue reading

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Rings – Attire for the Professional Woman

A woman should wear no more than one ring per hand in a professional setting.  Avoid wearing large or clunky rings that may become a distraction or an obstacle when shaking hands.  Only the engagement ring is allowed to shout … Continue reading

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Socks – Professional Attire

The color of your socks should coordinate with your slacks. If you are wearing black slacks, wear black socks.  Brown socks are a smart choice to wear with brown slacks. Do not wear white socks in a professional setting. White … Continue reading

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Handbags vs. Briefcases

Female professionals should choose between carrying a handbag or a briefcase.  Do not carry both at the same time. Depending on the one you choose to carry to meet your needs for a particular day or business meeting, be sure … Continue reading

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Test Fabrics For Wrinkles – Professional Attire

Professionals frequently have days when they have to look as crisp and neat at a dinner meeting as they did at their early morning staff meeting.  One key to mastering this skill is to select professional attire made with quality … Continue reading

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Professional Image – Pens and Pencils

If you would like to improve your professional image, invest in the finest writing instrument your budget will allow. Fine pens and pencils are noticed and remembered by others.  Remove all giveaway pens from your office and briefcase and leave … Continue reading

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Attire – Flip Flops

Flip flops, which are flat rubber thonged sandals, are summer casual beachwear. They are meant to be worn at the beach with swim wear or worn casually with shorts. They are also frequently seen in locker room showers. Never ever … Continue reading

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Making the Transition From Student to Professional – Accessories

There is much more than professional attire to consider when making the transition from student to professional. You must also evaluate your accessories. Carrying an old backpack with a college logo on it continues to identify you as a student. … Continue reading

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Undergarments Should be an Understatement

In today’s fashion industry, it is sometimes difficult to determine if certain pieces of attire are to be worn under or over other pieces of clothing. Young adults are wearing undergarments over garments and readily show more than just the … Continue reading

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