Last week we had the pleasure of attending the Professional Women’s Alliance conference here in Phoenix. After mingling with other attendees and hearing some incredibly inspiring women speak, our newest blog post focuses on professional workwear for women.
Although the “traditional” rules of dress for the office have become more relaxed over the past few years, women are faced with limited options when it comes to professional workwear. We have rounded up four garments that we consider key pieces to have in your closet-regardless of your profession.
For important meetings with higher-ups or to make a great first impression, opt for this item. When you put on a great fitting blazer, you instantly send the message of “I mean business”.
What to look for:
-Slim notch lapel
-Classic colors: black, navy, or dark grey
What’s also nice about blazers is that you can mix and match it with dress pants, skirts, and even dresses to tone down the “stuffiness” that may be associated with them.
2. Classic trousers
Choose a pair in a medium weight fabric that will provide comfort and last you for years. As for the silhouette, stick with a straight leg cut as it flatters practically every body shape. Tip: Make sure you get them hemmed at the right length. Decide ahead of time if you will mainly wear them with flats, heels, or a mid-rise shoe
3. Pencil skirt
For warmer months or when you just want to feel a bit more feminine, a pencil skirt is definitely a workwear basic. It can easily take you from work day to night time dinner, so stocking up in basic colors will make outfit planning a breeze! Again, make sure you consult a tailor to determine what length is best for your height and body shape.
4. Shift dress
A truly classic silhouette, this dress now comes in a variety of style nuances that best suits your body shape-from sleeveless to ¾ sleeves, different necklines, etc. There are endless ways to wear it! Dress it up for an evening event, or keep it simple for a daytime office look.
Artful Tailoring provides custom clothing services for women. From suiting to evening dresses, we craft each piece according to your unique body shape. As an added bonus, a majority of our fabrics have stretch integrated into them, which is especially nice for women. This adds comfort and helps achieve a better shape over a curved physique.
We can incorporate your style throughout the entire garment! You pick your fabric, lining, buttons, and hidden details like the under collar and inside the sleeve placket. You’ll be walked through the entire process by our expert tailors, who can offer recommendations on color theory, styling details, fabric choice, and more.
You don’t have to compromise your personal taste in professional work wear. See how Artful Tailoring can turn your work wear woes into looking forward to getting ready each morning! Book your appointment today.