Women are driven and passionate when it comes to our careers, but we have to pay way more attention than men to how we look in the office. For some women, going to work means another opportunity to flaunt a newly bought dress or yet another pair of stilettos. For others, work wardrobe best practices are tougher to navigate.
As a smart working girl, you’ve probably mastered the art of dressing up for huge presentations or important meetings, but have you considered what would be your look for video conferences? Though they can feel deceptively casual, here are some tips you might want to remember before turning on that web camera for a crucial proposal:
Colors and Prints. Blouses in solid colors like red, green, and blue will work well for remote meetings. These colors will also highlight your confidence without being boring, unlike authoritative black, which won’t look so good on camera. Find something that complements your skin tone and you will instantly look sharp yet feminine. Checking to see what your background during the conference will look like may also help. It will save you from wearing something in a shade similar to the wall color. This is a time to avoid clothes with loud or busy prints and patterns. The’re too distracting, especially on video.
Neckline. Have you ever tried wearing something that doesn’t really feel like it has a low neckline, but when you look at the mirror it’s Cleavage City? Well that’s something you should avoid when video conferencing. Just like in any other meeting, you want the other person to focus on your face and actually listen to what you are saying, rather than drawing attention to your chest. You don’t have to sport a turtleneck on a hot day, but remember that being appropriately covered will convey that you want to be taken seriously.