Office approved outfits, when you sit down to think of it is really simple because you have to wear clothes that do not stand out or make others too uncomfortable, which means that no cleavage, loud prints, and nothing too short or tight. Having said that, let us look what we can wear – your simply cut dresses without too many embellishments, trousers, tops, shirts, skirts and simple jackets. These of course, have to be in simple and serious colors, which means you will be good as long as you do not go for fluorescent colors or flashy colors. While this sounds simple in theory, we all know in reality it is anything but.
So, we suggest that you take stock not of your wardrobe but of your figure first. Let us start with what you do like about your body – for instance, some of us like the fact that our legs are trim or that we have a good firm bustline or that our waist is trim and so on. Now that you have looked at what you do like, it is time to look at what you don’t. Ensure that you do this when you are in a good frame of mind and not in one of those low moods where everything makes you feel bad about yourself. Be very objective but not harsh. And talk to those who care about you to get a realistic feedback on whether your assessment is correct or not.
Once you have identified what needs to be highlighted and what needs to be downplayed. For instance, a heavy tummy area can be camouflaged with a flattering top with a vague waist area. But the one point we want to make here is that if the flaw you perceive in your figure is an obvious one, then you are better off not doing too much about it. Because fussing too much about it would only draw the eyes of the onlooker to that area and make you feel even more conscious. Instead it would be best to highlight the good parts of your figure, which could be your lovely arms, pretty neck, trim legs or a nice face. Do ensure that you do not go overboard with any of these to the extent that the outfit looks more like a party outfit than an office approved one.
Invest in good quality skirts and pants and play around with the kind of tops and shirts you wear with them. This way you can get more out of a limited number of garments.