What should I wear to work: Working Indian Girl?

This is a common question with the working women who is trying to balance her personal life along with the professional life. In the run, she lacks to keep up with fashion and dress up to add to her personality. Every Woman is quite aware today, that how clothing plays a vital role in one’s life. Depending on the dress code your company enforces, you could be spot on –or woefully off-base in your fashion choices.

Every morning, working women will have a thought to wear western or Indian, Sandals or pumps, tied hair or open? And quite more questions which you might be asking each morning as you select your office attire.

Again your choice of dress, color and style will be depending on your mood, health condition and off course your laundry.
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Dress codes:
There are typically four types of corporate dress codes:

  • Business Formal
  • Business Professional
  • Business Casual
  • Casual

Business Formal
If you hold a high-level position, or are a board member or a lawyer, you might be asked to come dressed “Business Formal” or in “Boardroom attire”. This is highest level of professional dress.

For Working Women:
Western Attire

  • Women can carry a business suit preferred color blue/black/grey/white/pastels.
  • White, collared or V-neck button-up-shirt
  • Accessories should be minimal, a scarf around the neck and matching with the vibrant color ring/band or belt matching with the shoes or bag.
  • Hair should be well-groomed, tied or open
  • Closed-toe heels in a neutral color such as taupe, black, grey or brown.
  • Conservative accessories- for instance, diamond studs rather than chandelier earrings.
  • Nails should be clipped short, clean and buffed and if you have long nails should be professional manicures with French or neutral shade nail paints.

Indian Attire

  • Women can carry single colored kurtis- high quality preferred color should be again black/white/brown/ivory/beige/blue/pink or grey.
  • You can pair with the dark color leggings/tights which should be fresh and not worn more than 20 times.
  • Accessories should be again minimal like a pair of studs. Just a watch and one band would be good to go. Make sure none of your accessory makes any noise.
  • While at work make your attire look formal so match it with comfortable pair of heels, never wear flats.

Business Professional
A step down from business formal, business professional clothing is still neat, conservative and traditional.

Western Attire

  • A suit or skirt, top and jacket in a conservative neutral single color, such as black, brown, navy, blue or grey
  • Collared button-up shirts in any solid color.
  • Dark or nude-colored hosiery
  • Larger, more noticeable jewelry- as long as it’s not distracting. Think along the lines of one statement necklace or a chunky watc
  • h. Minimal but high quality is preferred.
  • Skirts never more than two finger- widths above the knees.
  • Closed-toe pumps in a neutral color such as black or brown

Indian Attire

  • Women can carry single colored or geometric designed kurtis preferred color should be again black/white/brown/ivory/beige/blue/pink or grey.
  • You can pair with the same or contrast leggings/tights which should be not loose at all.
  • Accessories should be again minimal like a pair of dangling or a long neck piece which compliments the kurti . Just a watch and one band would be good to go.
  • While at work make your attire look formal so match it with comfortable pair of heels, can be hedges or platform heels to give you formal look and make you feel comfortable at the same time.

Business Casual
Business Casual is one of the common dress codes in maximum offices. It allows the employees to add personality to their work without looking unprofessional. In a business casual, you can expect a lot more in the way of color and accessories.

Western attire

  • Rather than full suit- a skirt/pants worn with a cardigan or jacket. You can also add patterns like strips and checks.
  • Colored shirts/blouses with v-neck, round neck or collar neck.
  • Slacks and khakis
  • In Accessories: You can pick larger Jewelry, such as a statement necklace or large cuff –style watch. Doesn’t necessarily need to be the highest quality-gemstones and other casual materials are fine.
  • Shoes may be comfortable flats and loafers, as well as pumps, but should remain closed-toe. Can be any color although black/brown/red/navy/blue and grey are among the most appropriate.
  • Nails can be well groomed but there should be restriction on using the neon colors or red.
  • Hair can be more casual, with less conservative colors and even more noticeable (chunky or high-contract) highlights generally acceptable. It should still neatly styled, such as blow-dried or in a ponytail or bun.

Indian Attire

  • Women can carry any colored, floral or geometric designed kurtis. Still not the bright colors.
  • Kurtis can have some embroidery which should be not distracting and adding a style to the kurties
  • Neckline can be round/v-neck or square
  • You can pair with matching leggings/tights/salwars/dhotis
  • Accessories can be complimenting the attire. But a pair of Indian jhumkis, will make it look more Indian and pair of shuds will make it look more classy.
  • Wearing a watch matching with your ear piece will add up to your style.
  • Any comfortable shoe, with leggings or tights- flats but toes covered; with dhotis- heels (wedges), with salwars- heels (platform)

If you’re fortunate enough to work in a casual office, the trick is to avoid getting too casual or creative with your dress. Doing that your coworkers make specific judgments regarding your capability based on your clothing, which may extend to employers as well. By arriving to work in casual clothes that are still neat, pressed and  appropriate for the type of work you do, you can make sure that a casual dress code isn’t holding you back.

Western Casuals

  • Nicely fitted tops and blouses, although shirts should never be tight or revealing.
  • Slacks or skirts in more casual fabrics, such as cotton. If denim is permitted, dark-wash only. Avoid overly casual denim cuts, like cutoffs, faded, torn or flare
  • Skirts should remain at knee lengths
  • Open-toed shoes are permitted, avoid sneakers or flip-flops
  • Casual accessories like larger rings, bracelets, earrings or necklace is fine but should not hamper your work and should not be worn in more quantity eg: rings not more than two, bands not more than one.
  • Nails can be painted in brighter colors, or with any type of pattern. Avoid characters or designs over nail paints- they look loud

Indian Casuals

  • Women can carry kurties/ suits of any color or type. Denim kurtis or basic kurtis can be paired with denims
  • Denims should be straight cut, in any shade but avoid cutoffs, faded, torn or flare.
  • Women can carry cut sleeve jackets of cotton or khadi on the kurtis to look good and casual.
  • Casual accessories like larger rings, bracelets, earrings or necklace is fine. It good to go with one jewelry at a time. It good to keep changing your jewelry with the attire you carry or your look becomes monotonous and bore.
  • You can wear shoes which match with your bag, scarf, and jacket or nail paint.
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