Mar 27, 2007

The working woman's fashion conundrum

Dressing fashionably without looking frivolous.
In an age where the rules of professional dressing are constantly shifting, and women have much more freedom than in decades past, there is still one area where there are more unspoken rules than ever: finance. While their male counterparts may sport "business casual" khakis, many women on Wall Street feel they must toe a careful and conservative line. They often feel obliged to dress up in order to command authority. These women still struggle not to be defined by traditionally feminine pastimes, like dressing well.

I always thought Miranda on "Sex in the City" had a nice conservative--yet attractive--work look.



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