Make a fashion statement

OFFICE WEAR

The busiest time of the day is perhaps morning when you get ready for work. Looking your best in office is not just about getting that promotion, it could simply be about keeping your job.

Designer Reynu Tondon said, “One has to forget the world around and dress up accordingly. For office, people have to wear formals as they have meetings. Women can wear white shirt, a pair of black trousers, white high boots and team it with a white jacket.

One can also put orange nail polish to add some glamour to the wardrobe.” She also added, “For those who don’t have a specific dress code, one can go for a formal black dress, or a checked dress in shades of white, black or grey.”

Designer Priyanka Modi added, “At work one can wear comfortable pants or jersey, long skirts with tuck-in ruffles blouses and shirts with printed scarves.” Women sometimes forget the thin line between dressing feminine and dressing seductive while choosing office attire. Many BPO and call centre offices these days have relaxed their dress code to allow informal and semiformal dresses on Fridays and Saturdays. Yet, one should always play safe in office while choosing dresses. A person should always wear decent outfits to your workplace which will not just help one look dignified, but also discourage unwanted advances and comments.

David Abraham, a designer goes by the rule of simple dressing with comfort. “It is very important to look professional. Your clothing needs to be appropriate both in terms of the environment you are functioning in, as well as your professional role. One should not dress to stand out too much,” he said. He added, “Indian clothing such as salwar kameez and sarees are always appropriate.

Western jackets and suits in simple cuts and sober colours work well too. One sees smartly dressed professionals in service sectors such as hotels and airlines.” David also hinted, “One should stick to clothing that is comfortable, functional and are in restricted colour palette.” In terms of accessorising he said, “Accessories such as scarves, dupattas, and bags can be used in brighter colours.”

Every company’s objective in establishing a business casual dress code is to allow the employees to work comfortably in the workplace. Employees need to project a professional image for customers, potential employees, and community visitors.
So, clothing that reveals too much cleavage, back, chest, legs or stomach is not appropriate for a place of business, even in a business casual setting.

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