Although there are many companies that like for the women in their offices to wear uniforms, there are almost as many that leave the women with individual choices as to what to wear and this can perhaps offer a dilemma to many women. First of all the woman in an office will want to portray an image that suits the company, yet also look elegant and smart. For men this is not usually a problem as a finely tailored suit is almost always found to be appropriate. To solve this dilemma, many women are today, opting to also wear suits in an office environment, prompting women’s fashion outlets to create an increasing number of designs for women’s suits. In fact, there are now that many designs of women’s suits available that an increasing number of women are opting to wear them to weddings and other formal occasions. As with men though, any suit always looks better when accompanied by a properly fitted shirt but in the case of women’s suits, it is almost essential that a properly fitted shirt be worn, especially in an office environment. In the office then, womens business suits options are often the best choices but like the shirts that accompany the suit, the suit must be a proper fit in order for it to look appropriate. Any clothing that a woman may choose to wear to the office should be well fitting as anything worn which is a size too small, could be considered to be too provocative for a working environment and could also dictate a look inappropriate to the image the company wants to portray. On the other hand though, wearing clothing that is a size too large can be equally inappropriate as it portrays a sloppy type of image and no business would want that as an image associated with them.
Regardless of whether women in certain companies wear uniforms or not, when a female reaches the ranks of executive, it is almost always thought that a uniform is inappropriate attire for such status and so the female executive will find herself having to search out an appropriate wardrobe for wearing to work. Often the women in executive positions will opt for wearing a suit of some description, either with an appropriate length of skirt or with pants but always with a fitted shirt and of a colour that is neutral. As an executive of course, they will have to have in their wardrobe, fitting clothing to wear at board meetings as well as everyday interviews and conference calls. Having reached the height of an executive position, the choices in what to wear are easy for these self-confident and experienced women but sometimes, even the most experienced and confident female executive, could face indecision when it comes to what to wear to formal functions. The men of course can wear suits but usually on these occasions, women executives are expected to look more like women than businessmen, yet still portray an image that is suitable to the company.