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25 Things a Professional Woman Should Never Wear

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We hate to admit it, because we personally feel that clothes shouldn’t matter. In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on the caliber of their work. Unfortunately, that’s not how the world works.

How you choose to dress each morning reflects how you feel about your job – that you take your position seriously, that you are ready to work and that you pay attention to detail and know what you expect to encounter that day. You wouldn’t go to a construction site in your favorite four-inch stilletos, right? Of course not, you’d go in a hard hat, because it’s appropriate for the situation. Appearances matter!

We’ve all been there, though. The days you wake up feeling sick, but still have to make it into the office, so you throw on any old thing that’s (kind of) clean. The office where you never see anyone but your hated boss and your frumpy coworkers. The jobs you work from home in your pajamas and no makeup.

Regardless of the excuses, there are some things that professionals should just never wear. Ever.

We’ll show you what these things are, why they’re a terrible wardrobe choice and if you’re guilty of having one in your closet – or (gasp!) in your daily rotation – we’ll give you a much better alternative.

The First Fashion Faux Pas →

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    lolly51990

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    Flip flops & roman sandals are an epidemic in offices lately.

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    LIBERTY

    almost 3 years ago

    4 comments

    great! I like these forbidden things to move up with liberty .. going up to the Corporate ladder. It matters.

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    MJMartin46

    almost 3 years ago

    2 comments

    There is actually a couple assistants who came in the office wearing these. One with a denim skirt......a long one. :o/

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    manifestation1

    about 3 years ago

    4 comments

    I'm also finding that we're living in a different age where there is a huge difference between a generation gap of seasoned veterans and young pups of ages 30 and under concerning what the appropiate idea dress attire should be for the working world. It is evern more appalling these days to show up for an interview decked from head to toe in a suit and pumps with a portfolio only to learn that the person sitting next to you in the lobby are applying for the same job, but shabbly dressed in casual slacks/or mini skirt hanging below the belly button with a girly short-sleeved dem-top and high heels exposing bare toes and legs.

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    Account Removed

    about 3 years ago

    Good advice

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    GeorgiaGurl

    about 3 years ago

    12 comments

    @tandersongs I think if the choice is between clean and neatly done cornrows and a Jimi Hendrix in the 70's afro, as an employer I'd prefer the cornrows. Not everyone likes the close-cropped bush or a baldie.

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    tandersongs

    about 3 years ago

    2 comments

    This was cool and good for some people. I want them to have one for the men. Like men shouldn't wear their pants below their butts showing their boxers or briefs. Or men shouldn't wear (never ever under any circumstances at all) white tube socks with black dress shoes and black slacks to work - just not cool. Nor should men wear corn-rows to work just not professional. And wear a shirt that matches what your neck size is - you can't just buy any shirt and wear a tie and the neckline is to big - not cool at all.

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    JayTimesTwo

    about 3 years ago

    4 comments

    rileymelissa09, if it's a waste of time, then why did you read it in the first place? It was obvious from the title what the article was about. Perhaps, this article is for people who want to *become* professionals, instead of for people who are already professionals. I can't see people who are already professionals getting much use from this article.

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    rileymelissa09

    over 3 years ago

    4 comments

    This was a waste of time. If you have to be told any of the above 25 items, then you shouldn't be calling yourself a professional in the first place. Where do these people work?

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    over 3 years ago

    4 comments

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    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

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    ramiroraghvan

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    This one is a crock. I see them everywhere, even lawyers and judges in a courtroom.
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