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25 Things a Professional Woman Should Never Wear

Kayla Baxter, Anna Hennings, and Alice Handley | AdminSecret

July 13, 2010


Why not?

There is a right way and a wrong way, to wear sequins. As a small adornment on a solid-colored blouse with clean lines (i.e. not much else going on), sequins can be an appropriate accessory. But much more than that can lead you to straight into fashion victim territory. Wearing sequins can make you feel like a star – but overdoing it at the office can make you look cheap, out of touch and, at worst, unprofessional. Let your hard work and intelligence shine more than your clothes!

Rule of thumb: Never wear more sequins in one outfit than can fit onto half a standard piece of paper (8.5” x 11”). Try not to wear more sequins than fit onto a postcard.

Try me instead:

Let your accessories do the talking. Wear your bling on a watch, earrings or statement necklace instead of on your shirt.

The Exception

Lounge singers, Elvis impersonators

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