There seems to be a misconception that the modern woman must wear a man’s style power suit. These very plain suits lack the embellishment that most women’s clothing has. The suit maybe made of a very strong and rich material, but it truly lacks the feminine touches. These suits may present a strong image, but the image is more masculine than feminine, making it look more like the woman wants to be a man, rather than her being a powerful and comfortable woman. This can greatly hinder the woman in her climb to the top.
For a woman in the position of power, it can be difficult to find the right balance between a power suit and a cute, feminine outfit. Luckily, simply adding embellished items like the embellished cardigan or embellished tops. A little hint of embellished knitwear can go a long ways. It can sometimes be all that is needed to make the outfit really stand out. A floral dress can be a very professional and powerful article of clothing as well. It is important to keep these floral dresses minimal though, as they can also look over done and even matronly.
There is a fine line between the professional dresses and the party dresses. Polka dot dresses can be very professional, but sequin dresses are party dress all the time. Tea dresses can be used as a professional dress and with the application of a dress suit jacket, the tea dress can be a key feature of the professional woman’s attire. High waisted jeans are not professional though. Woman’s jeans should always stay out of the power suit attire, no matter how nice they look.
With a little work, the professional woman can step out of the man’s clothing and enter a world of beautiful feminine touches and outfits, while still maintaining that strong business person or professional image. Remember women, you are women, and accentuating that does not detract from your ability to handle the work just like any professional man.