Thursday, September 13, 2007

Evening Wear

In a predominantly male dominated world, it has become imperative for women to rise to the occasion and prove themselves at every step. Stylish and expensive clothing worn by women in politics and business conveys the impression of assertiveness and competence.

Typically business dressing is synonymous with dressing for success. Never confuse club attire with business attire. In today’s corporate environment thus, to look powerful and command respect one must always be dressed crisply and neatly. A chance meeting with the CEO should not leave you awkward just because you were inappropriately dressed.

Pants and Skirts
The fabric should be crisp and colors solid – black, navy, gray, brown and khaki. For the most business-like appearance, pants should be creased and tailored; neither tight nor flowing. Skirts are usually up to the knee, straight and narrow fitting. If the skirt has a slit, it should be on the behind only to facilitate walking or stair climbing, never to show off the legs. A women’s suit with a jacket, pant and skirt is a must in a formal business wardrobe.

Shirts and Sweaters
Tailored shirts, blouses, knit sweaters and sweater sets in cotton, silk and silk blends make for both, business casual and formal wear.

Accessories and Cosmetics
Jewelry and scarves must be worn as demanded by current fashion trends. Business dressing should be kept simple and conservative. Avoid extreme of style and color. Make up should be as natural as possible only highlighting the essentials.

Shoes should be made of leather or micro-fiber and colors should be black, navy, brown, beige, tan to match the outfit and accessories. Toes should be covered; sandals, thins strapped high heels, chunky heels and platforms should be avoided. Make sure that you are comfortable walking in the shoes that you wear; discomfort shown while hobbling around does not at all display a professional image.

Purses, bags and briefcases
If you carry a purse, keep it small or alternatively, carry a briefcase for a more structured and professional look. The color of the purse or bag should coordinate with your shoes. Leather and micro-fiber are appropriate while canvas and straw are not.

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Top Brands Direct Clothing For Women

Mail order clothing has been big business for decades, but now that online clothing stores are coming of age, a whole new era of clothes buying has begun. While the traditional mail order catalogue may have been very restricted in the top designer brands available, that is not the case with some of the new wave of online clothing stores.

TopBrandsDirect is a great example. As its name suggests, TopBrandsDirect specialises in top designer brands, in their case clothing, accessories and sportswear. With brands such as Gucci, CK, Ralph Lauren, Adidas and Reebok at heavily discounted prices, TopBrandsDirect has established itself as a leading discount retailer of women's clothing from well known designer brands.

The number of designer brands available in the ladies clothes section is impressive. We counted almost 50 designer brands represented at the online store, and the shopper is able to sort and shop by designer brand. The ladies' section (there's one for gents too) can also be searched by jackets and coats, trousers, jeans and skirts, long sleeved, short sleeved t-shirts, shorts, swimwear, gift accessories, footwear, socks and underwear.

Ladies frilled Top

All in all, this is another user friendly online store, and a good place to search out women's clothing for yourself or as a gift or gifts for your wife, girlfriend or sister.

Miss Sixty is one of the well known brands with clothes for sale at TopBrandsDirect. The frilled ladies top shown left is from Miss Sixty. The split sleeve top below is from A Gift From the Gods. Ladies, you will find lots of sportswear, stylish jogging pants and suits, and trainers (Adidas and Nike are two of the other brands available). There are plenty of tops and shirts, plus skirts, jackets, thongs and accessories.

TopBrandsDirect has a flat rate delivery charge for the UK, regardless of how much you order, so the more you buy, the cheaper it works out. Split Sleeve Woman's TopAdd that to the discounts, sometimes heavy discounts, available, and you are sure to get a very good deal for women's clothing at TopBrandsDirect. You may even find that perfect Christmas present!