Being a woman in today’s world can be quite challenging, therefore it’s essential to speak one’s mind, especially in situations that require you to do so. However, it’s also important to know how to dress and what to wear on certain occasions, so you’ll be able to achieve your goals and feel super confident in the process. Power dressing is exactly that: a style that lets women establish their authority and in environments that have been traditionally dominated by men, such as politics and finance. So, due to that reason, here are some power dressing tips that will help you become the best and most confident version of yourself.
1. Always dress suitably
Sometimes, wearing certain clothes can be a bit annoying, mainly if you’re not used to wearing them in the first place. But some occasions and events simply require you to dress formally, and in that case, you should comply, but do it in a way that will make you feel comfortable, assertive and confident. If possible, make alterations to your clothes, so they’ll compliment your figure and highlight everything that looks good on you. This is very important for those who work in banking and other industries that rely on professional appearance to spread a message across.
2. Avoid revealing too much
Even if you’re a dedicated runner who loves exercise, showing too much skin is unacceptable in almost any professional environment. Wearing revealing clothes, especially those that show your low neckline can be quite distracting, which is something you surely want to avoid. Still, there are moments when the weather is too hot to bear, and in that case, make sure to find an appropriate balance between showing too much skin and staying professional. That way, you’ll feel comfortable without drawing unnecessary attention to yourself.
3. Be careful with accessories
Sometimes, a good jewelry piece or an elaborately patterned scarf can genuinely transform your whole outfit, however, it’s absolutely crucial to keep things low-key and elegant, mainly if you love jewelry in general. Therefore, it’s important to mention that in business settings, wearing more than one ring can be fine, as long as you opt for pieces that are subtle, stylish and suitable with your whole outfit. Also, if you love earrings and necklaces, be sure to choose those that aren’t too flashy or heavy.
4. Find a style that works for you
Changing styles from time to time is more than welcome, because, after all, we all need it. But, changing styles regularly is very inconsistent and unprofessional, especially if you want to be taken seriously in your field of work. Still, blending styles can be a great way to build your own signature way of dressing, as long as you do it well and pay attention to all the details. Additionally, your style should always be suitable for the event you’re attending, since the last thing you need is to feel singled out due to wearing the wrong type of outfit.
5. Make sure to be well-groomed
Above all else, you should pay attention to your personal hygiene, including your haircut and face. Of course, women tend to be more pressured into covering their flaws, which is why wearing make up feels so obligatory, but luckily, you can always opt for minimal makeup that will make you look fresh and elegant without clogging your pores. Aside from that, it’s essential to wear appropriate hairdos, so if possible, try to stay away from bright hair dyes and complicated cuts such as undercuts, unless you work in an industry that allows such things.
In conclusion, power dressing isn’t hard, as long as you follow the above-mentioned tips. Also, keep in mind that looking subtle and elegant is a better option as it will help you look professional and self-assured in all circumstances.
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