What to wear to an important meeting in the summer
I wrote a post called HOW TO DRESS LIKE A GIRL BOSS OR BOSS LADY earlier this week. And then I received a few questions regarding what to wear to an important meeting in the summer. First I want to thank you for those questions and comments! I LOVE getting them!
For me, the best outfit to wear to an important meeting in the summer, must fit in these standards. It makes you look professional but stylish, capable but still approachable.
I will never suggest that you resort to unisex your identity as a female, because I love the female’s power. A lot of times it just makes everything so easy when you ask for help or in a negotiation. Looking weak while coming on strong is a great combination! 😉 For that reason, I will wear a dress. But not just any dress, it has to be THE dress to make it a perfect one for closing that career making deal. So what makes up a perfect power dress? I am SO happy you asked! Read on.
We all know a mini dress is not an option unless you are on a special mission 😉 I usually go for a hem that ends just above the knee to keep my propotions right for working in the office. But for an important meeting, it is more proper and elegant when the dress is just a little bit below your knee.
A fit and flare dress is very flattering, but for this kind of meeting, I would choose a more simple and sleek cut. Fit but not flare, it is a bit looser fit but not like a bodycon. Cover your arms just a little bit and not low cut on your neckline either. Keep the balance of feminine and sexy. Elegant can be very sexy without revealing a lot.
I will not suggest that you wear black. Everybody else does, so if you do, then how can you stand out easily? This is definitely a good time to go bold or go home. Your choice. But stick with solid colors, especially don’t go with floral prints. 😉 Save those for your garden party.
Now let’s talk about why my look is a good example.
I wore this yellow dress from Lyudviga Couture to shoot I WANT HER CLOSET a few weeks ago. You can read the interview LYUDVIGA COUTURE INTERVIEW and see more gorgeous designs of hers. I chose this yellow dress because for this episode I visited a boss lady Rose Zelenka Marchese , who will be starting her magazine this September and fashion line later on this year in Paris. I needed something to match her girl boss style.
The color is very happy and approachable. The length and style is timeless and classy. I added on the white belt to define my waist and a white necklace and white watch to echo. A pair of nude pumps will not steal the spot light from this dress but does help in adding the illusion of length to my legs. The black classic Miu Miu satchel makes the outfit pop while still staying grounded.
What are you going to wear to your important meeting?
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