Although formal attire for men, for years has meant the wearing of a suit, women have had far more options on what to wear. Today though, there are a growing number of women that are opting to wear a suit, not only in the office but also for more formal occasions such as weddings. This has led to there now being a wide variety of stunning women’s tailored suits available from which a woman can choose. Obviously a suit is perhaps a logical option for a woman to wear in the office as often in many offices, the men are required to wear suites. Certainly if a woman was to reach an executive position within a company, a suit is an ideal choice.
It is considered in many circles of society that a suit is appropriate wear for all businessmen, with the possible exception of course of the more arty companies, companies that perhaps deal with the arts or advertising where fashionable attire makes a statement about their business. For women in business though, the rules of society are not as mundane as women can be accepted wearing anything as long as it was conservative and perhaps of a neutral colour. One of the things that a woman has always had to be aware of though, is that whatever she chooses to wear, it is of the correct size for her. If a woman were to wear something that is perhaps a size too small, it could be taken that the woman is looking a little provocative for the business arena. On the other hand though, if a woman were to wear an outfit that was a size or two too large, it could look messy and unattractive, leading the company considering it not an image that it should be portraying.
Although every woman would like to look her best at all times, often in the work place, they are asked to wear uniforms so as to look as an appropriate image to a company’s needs but when or if that woman reaches the level of an executive, the uniform is usually thought of as being inappropriate and it is then that the woman has to use her judgement on what is appropriate to wear. In this situation, many women executives, for ease as anything else, opt to wear neutral coloured suits, similar to those worn by their male counterparts and although this is adequate and appropriate or perhaps conferences, interviews or even board meetings, a suit for a businesswoman at a formal function, seems a little out of place. This can cause the female executive some concerns as, although she may look elegant on a number of different style dresses, not all would necessarily be appropriate for either her image or the image of the company for which she works. There are today therefore, more fashion outlets that specialize in clothing for the woman in business and if not actually buying from those outlets, a female executive can at least get some ideas as to what are thought to be appropriate formal wear.