Professional Dressing For Women: 8 Fab Attires
The latest trend as seen at New York Fashion Week – Retro Revival! After all, fashion is cyclical, and the styles from the 70’s and 80’s are right on trend once more. Things are moving in a romantic, soft, alluring, structured and dressy direction – which is inevitable, after years of unstructured drape, tomboy slouch, and sporty looks. Old silhouettes like flares and maxis, boho flirty blouses with frills and embroidery, and old-school fabrics like denim and suede are fashionable and current. Professional dressing for women has just gotten better.
So, what does that mean for the modern working woman of today, who wants to make a statement with the way she dresses? It means that we live in the best fashion era of all time, wherein the slouchy and tailored fits all come together in fabulous prints, and you’ll be spoiled for choices! (We’re jealous.)
If you want to look stylishly on-trend at work, here are eight of the top fashion trends we highly recommend for professional dressing for women.
Professional Dressing for Women
The Romantic Blouse
Ditch your crisp button-downs for a floral, romantic blouse that looks pretty when paired with a fitted pencil skirt or dress pants and heels.
With a relaxed fit and pussy bow collar, this Whispered Wisdom Top ($39.99) from Modcloth is elegant yet feminine.
Flared Dress Pants
Flares and bootcut pants are on-trend and perfect for the office. Choose a weighty fabric that drapes well, and give your business-suit a trendy makeover by pairing your neutral pants with a contrast blazer. Try the Drew Classic Flare Pants ($53.97) from The Limited – perfect for entrepreneurs.
Rocking a more retro tune, Rebecca Minkoff’s spring collection was also soaked with suede. Splurge on the Amis Coat ($898) – a classic trench in suede that adds instant polish for the new season. Cut with clean lines and perfectly tailored for a utilitarian feel, this double-breasted coat has side pockets and waist belt to keep the look simple, yet elevated.
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Sharp shoulders are big this season. What could be better for work than a power-shoulder structured blazer or jacket? The Smythe Sharp Shoulder Blazer ($595) has peaked lapels that accentuate the structured shoulders of this chic single-button blazer that makes a bold impression with its electric-blue hue and sharp tailoring. This outfit can be perfectly paired with a straight midi skirt or fitted ankle length trousers for a stylish day at work.
Dun Dun Turquoise Ayers and Nappa Leather Satchel
Add a punch of color and style to an all neutral outfit with a statement-making satchel bag.
We love the Paula Cademartori Dun Dun Turquoise Ayers and Nappa Leather Satchel ($2275). Accessories are a must in professional dressing for women.
The Block Heel Ballerina Pump
The block-heeled ballerina pump is very comfortable and stable. It also has a fabulous Modern Retro integrity. The block-heeled darling is perfect for the office, giving your boring work outfits an instantly modern look. Try the Women’s Romy Pump Shoes ($54.99) from Land’s End.
The retro “fabness” of a monochrome black and white look is incomparable and an excellent choice for professional dressing for women. The Tahari Black And White Stretch Jersey Color Block Dress ($59.40) is perfect as a day to night dress that can be dressed up or down by simply changing your accessories. It transitions easily from work to weekend because it has a timeless design that will never go out of style.
The midi skirt has been making a comeback for several years now. The Everette Midi Skirt ($230) from Reiss is perfect for a modern entrepreneur, minimalistic yet feminine. Wear with a crisp white blouse and ladylike heels to add a hint of girlish charm. Professional dressing for women has just changed big time!
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What is your go-to attire for professional events? Tell us in the comments below – we’d love to hear!