WOMEN’S DRESS CODE FOR ALL OCCASIONS – 2022
Have you ever received an invitation only to be stumped by the dress code? We don’t blame you! Navigating the difference between dressy casual, smart casual, black tie and black tie optional can seem like an impossible nightmare.
Luckily, we’re here to make occasion dressing a dream rather than a disaster.
Here is our guide to women’s dress codes for all occasions and what to wear for each of them.
Remember: it’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed.
Keep your watch and jewelry choices simple and lean toward the conservative.
Avoid extremes of style and color.
If your industry is creative, you may have more flexibility than someone pursuing a conservative industry.
Should be leather or fabric/microfiber.
Appropriate colors are black, navy, brown, tan, and taupe (to coordinate with your other attire and accessories).
For the most conservative look, toes should be covered.
Excessive straps and spike heels are not appropriate.
Chunky heels and platforms are not appropriate.
Your choices reflect your judgment.
Make certain you can walk comfortably in your shoes.
Women can wear casual pants or skirts.
Neither should be tight.
Fabrics should be crisp; colors should generally be solid; navy, black, gray, brown, and khaki are always safe bets.
For the most business-like appearance, pants should be creased and tailored; neither extremely tight nor flowing.
If you are pursuing a conservative industry and are in doubt, observe well-dressed women in your industry on the job, at career fairs, at information sessions, or consult your career coach.