Recently Bluesuits hosted a shopping event for Columbia Women in Business conference committee where our guests could shop directly from the company with special student discounts.
It seems that Michelle Obama’s Dress style has become the dress code for women business leaders of the future.
While we recommend a charcoal, Navy or Black skirt suit as proper interview and work attire in our professional attire guide these Ivy league girls are going for pantsuits and shift dresses.
Mary Martin, the president of Columbia Women in Business was looking to build her work wardrobe. She will be working in the consulting industry and was also trying on a sheath dress.
Mary got her cue from a female partner at Boston Consulting Group who was wearing a beautiful dress in a meeting at the firm. A few other students purchased pantsuits and skipped the skirt altogether.
As the day went on every single woman who walked in asked to try a shift dress, some liked the sleeveless shift dress with a jacket, some liked the cap-sleeve dress and some went for the ¾ length sleeve dress.While these women will be among most successful business women of the future they were no strangers to the world of fashion and had very strong opinions about fit, fabrication and style.
Rest assured I did advise everyone to purchase a jacket, skirt, pants and dress to start a work wardrobe and build their wardrobe with co-ordinates.
So has the office dress code changed? What is your experience? Are suits out?