As much as I love clothing that is “borrowed from the boys” it’s always nice to get in touch with our feminine side. When sitting down with clients a common topic that comes up is that they want to dress like a more ladylike, but still want to be taken seriously. This is especially true with clients that are in a field that requires them to become to be extremely assertive like medicine, law, and finance. For years they have worn a uniform of suits and darks colors, but they don’t feel that it actually them or how they want to be perceived.
I have found that women that dress in a feminine way are actually perceived as being more powerful then someone that shows up in a navy pant suit. It may have something to do with the confidence that a women in a hot pink dress exudes over someone that is trying to blend in. When you are wearing something that may be considered to be a little flashy or not typical, you make calling attention to yourself and telling people that you have an opinion that they should listen to.
I am not suggesting showing up like Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde, but adding a few feminine details into your wardrobe (especially ones that you personally like) will make you feel more confident and will get you positive attention. Here are a few suggestion on how to get some lady like details into your closet.
Form-fitting is your friend
Strike a balance between skin-tight and baggy with pieces that flaunt your body in just the right ways. Click here to see some of my favorite fitted dresses.
You’ve likely got some curves, so why not show them off? A belt at your natural waist is a no-brainer solution.
Click here for some amazing belted jackets, dresses, and blazers.
Pop of Color
The perfect lady like contrast to black is a bold color that makes a statement. If the color isn’t near your face be sure to wear an accessory in the same color near your face to grow the attention back there. here are some of my top picks.
Is there anything more feminine than lace? Click here for some great pieces with killer lace accents.
Add a touch of embellishment
A bit of embellishment on a top or skirt is a ladylike touch that can stand in for jewelry. Here are some awesome styles with a little sparkle.
Show a little Ruffle
Something about a frilled detail is inherently girly. Click Here for a few pieces that are perfectly ruffled.
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