I want to wear my yoga pants all day everyday….but since the effect of my not-so-tiny heinie would be too much for corporate America, my outfit of choice during the summer season is a dress. Dresses are so versatile and can fit and flatter any body shape and size, and also provide just enough breeze to keep cool in the heat. Plus, I have your typical curvy hourglass figure so I practically live in dresses because there are so many suitable options out there. And, dresses are so easy! Here are some tips to consider when choosing the right dress for the office:
Company culture. Be conscious of office “norms”. You don’t want to walk into a conservative corporate office in your favorite maxi if it will make you stand out in a negative way. Instead, be bold with accessories or shoes to show your personality while choosing the perfect dress.
Length. Cover your booty. I have been known to push the envelope on length, but if you are questioning your skirt length, err on the side of conservative. I tend to stick to right above the knee or right at the knee. If your skirt is midway up your thigh when you sit down then it’s probably best to keep that as weekend attire.
Style. Your dress should make you feel like a movie star. Have fun with it and choose dresses that you will be comfortable in all day long. Try to stay away from dresses that are too form fitting and leave nothing to the imagination. There’s a reason why Victoria’s Secret is no longer selling “work attire”. Instead, think of the versatility you have when wearing a dress. Throw on a blazer or cardigan for a more formal look. Wear sandals to dress it down.
Smile. A smile is the best accessory you can wear with anything. Be confident and say “Thank you” when you receive compliments on your awesome style. After all, you are probably rocking it!
Similar dress to my Old Navy sundress from last season.
Here are my “No” choices, obviously way too short and/or too tight.