Dress for a woman is more like the right pinch of salt in a meal. The natural beauty in a woman gradually get enhanced with right fitted clothes are worn. Women by birth are gifted with a flawless beauty in their figure and the features of the face, which is why many commercialised products and brands such as L’Oréal, MAC, H&M etc., are thriving in existence by tapping into such markets. In a world striving to attain gender equality with regard to wages and humanitarian acts, it is crucial to be well averse with knowing to dress appropriately everywhere. Out of which workplace is pivotal, as a woman mostly gets judged by her choice of dress when at work. The next occasion mostly judged is at your family weddings for which most of my readers would agree. Generally, the fashion style chosen by a woman personifies her expression of self. Hence the styles you wear imitates your personality.
Types of Dress Codes for Work
Workplace attire is not always professional attire, most of the workplaces practise Friday as a dress down day where the employees are allowed to wear a more casual dress code, possibly the company t-shirt or other casual attire. Let us split the occasions into three main categories to see what the best to be worn.
1) Business Formal Attire
When your presence is required for the company’s annual award ceremony or other dinners planned with your premier clients it is vital to dress elegant and maintain professionalism. In such occasions formal dresses with appropriate heels manageable to walk briskly with uplifted self-esteem. Light make-up and one-piece jewellery would steal the show furthermore. A skirt suit or dark-toned pants suit also match the occasion professionally.
2) Business Professional Attire
For a meeting with a third party group of individuals or for a career with a conservative setting such as in banking and analyst such dress codes fit well. However, these garments need to be tailored properly to fit you well. A business professional woman is identified with a tidy skirt worn under a button-down shirt topped with a blazer. Further note to wear a classic pair of heels, loafers or flats with minimalistic jewellery.
3) Business Casual Attire
For your everyday office schedule that is occupied with client meetings, a more business casual outfit supports you both physically and psychologically. Untucked button-down shirts with a trouser, pencil skirt with a blouse worn with a pair of flats or mules make you ready for a casual business setting.
All in all, the most prominent aspect of exhibiting feminism via our outfit is maintaining dignity and self-esteem. Whatever you wear it needs to occupy a less significant worry in your mind. While portraying your self-identity, the clothes you choose to wear needs to give you comfort and peace of mind.
Yet another feminist telling other women what to do or how to be or how to think. This time, it’s how to dress.
I used to call myself a feminist. I stopped doing so when Gloria Steinem kept repeating versions of “The alternative to feminism is masochism.” By the time I heard it, I had endured verbal and emotional abuse from three different directors at a Women’s Resource Center. Continuing to associate with directors at that center would have been masochism.
I now call myself an equality advocate. I advocate for equality between men, between women, and between women and men.
I see photographs of successful women in a variety of fields, dressing in a variety of ways. I don’t see successful women dressing the way feminists say to dress to be a proper feminist.
I’m 69 years old and tired of feminists telling me what to do. Wearing jeans to appointments with my SBDC consultant, I have launched two directories that will go worldwide. One is a business directory that is less than a year old and has already made a transnational connection on its Facebook page. The other is a first of its kind reputation management directory for people with mugshots. One restorative justice professional told me the reputation management directory would be “very lucrative”. A second restorative justice professional told me to take the directory worldwide because nothing else like it exists in the world. I wore jeans to all of the restorative justice appointments, too. Those three men were impressed with my ideas and actions. My manner of dress had nothing to do with the respect they showed me or the support they gave me.
I arrived at launching worldwide directories by making choices that suited me, not by listening to feminists telling me what to do.
Instead of putting the focus on women’s appearance, feminists would do more for all women by focusing on purpose, perseverance, and proaction. In 1930, white surgeon Dr. Alfred Blalock saw purpose, perseverance, and proaction in black teenage male Vivien Thomas. The 30 year old Blalock hired 19 year old Thomas to be his surgical research assistant. Deaf pediatric cardiologist Helen Taussig asked Blalock and Thomas to develop a surgery to save “blue babies”. Since Thomas developed the surgical techniques, he stood on a stool during the first dozens of operations to tell surgeon Blalock how to perform blue baby heart surgery.
When their operation proved successful, heart surgeons from around the world came to Johns Hopkins University to learn the techniques. All of those college educated doctors took a course in surgical techniques from high school graduate Vivien Thomas.
The way Thomas dressed had nothing to do with the equality he was able to create for future generations of blacks going into medicine. It was his purpose, perseverance, and proaction that made the difference. My purpose, perseverance, and proaction are what the SBDC consultant and restorative justice professionals saw and responded to. Feminist could see the same things if they just looked for them. How about you write a blog post about purpose, perseverance, and proaction?