“Look at her!”
A television reporter, Ines Sainz, covering the NFL was harassed by players for her work attire.
If you’ve heard one joke, you’ve heard a million about Hillary Clinton’s endless colorful pantsuits. Even she jokes about them.
And this outfit to the bottom left is what the Wall Street Journal calls “wearable” clothing for the average women that came out of designer shows this week at Fashion Week.
What the heck’s a working women to do?
Men have their work uniforms, dark suit and tie for days when the big boss is in the office, or for job interviews; and khakis and a polo shirt for casual day.
But women have an endless array of outfits to chose from. But chose at your own peril. The risks of picking the wrong get up are looking slutty, dowdy, or ridiculous. And any of these adjectives can sometimes even hurt your career.
Not only that, women have to consider changing their looks as they move up the ladder. One high-powered corporate woman I know recently told me a promotion she got sent her shopping for better-looking clothing. She felt she had to look more put together and just couldn’t throw anything on anymore.
Her solution, a bunch of simple, but tailored dresses she bought at Marshalls. It was easier, she surmised, because she didn’t have to spend the time matching tops with skirts and pants, or jackets.
Still, even a dress can have its problems. If it’s too low cut, you’ll end up the office tramp. But if it’s too high cut, suddenly your the uptight bitch.
Or maybe we should just stop caring about such labels altogether gals! All this focus on what we wear is taking our eyes off the prize. Women still make up less than 13 percent of the corner offices, according to Catalyst, a group that helps promote women in leadership.
How about we all start donning this number:
But you probably don’t want to do this: