3 Most Common Formal Outfits for Women. The workplace outfits have a much deeper significance for women. You have to look presentable, competent, and efficient. Let’s not forget the confidence you must display so no one can shove you aside. As per the World Bank’s research, the total female employment population in Pakistan is 22 percent as of 2019 and with women empowerment, it will continually increase in the future. We understand that it’s hard to get up daily and pick an outfit that best represents your personality. Some pull it off with a headscarf, while others take scarves or coats.
When it comes to finding a dress to wear on a night out, the options are endless. Certain outfits flatter certain body types, weather, and occasions, so it can be overwhelming to try and tackle the choices alone. Here is your guide to all dress types, for any occasion.
3 Most Common Formal Outfits for Women
1.Typical Eastern Wear
First of all, choose a dress in which you feel comfortable. If eastern wear is your type, don’t try moulding yourself into a Western outfit. Once you’ve decided your type, choose your colours wisely. Some subtle band basic colored shirts and trousers would be fine, but don’t go overboard with the formal category. Here in Pakistan, many of us assume heavy embroidery is formal, but that falls under fancy, not formal. Choose light embroidery, if you like it, otherwise plain dresses. A dupatta, scarf, or headscarf, can do justice to your attire. Regarding the materials, you can go with a Turkish hijab, it sits well on your head and reflects professionalism with that subtle shine. Or choose Thai silk, that’s another trending material for the current season.
2. Western Jeans with Blazers
Gone are the days when jeans were regarded as ‘unprofessional’. Well, obviously you can’t wear damaged, stressed, or torn jeans to work but a plain one is fine. We would recommend going with a darker shade like black or navy blue jeans. Pair that with grey, camel, or any darker shade blazer. When we say ‘jeans in the office’, we mean sophisticated and chic style with plain shirts or t-shirts in summers mainly. And for winters, you can pair the upper with a high neck.
If modesty is your type, we recommend covering hair with a headscarf that compliments your overall appearance.
3. Formal Suits
Business suits attract all the limelight when you step into the office wearing them. It resembles empowerment and reflects exclusivity to your work. But always make sure that you have them in the perfect fitting.
John Varvatos, an American men’s wear designer once said:
“A black suit can be classic and timeless and certainly for most occasions. But remember, it’s not so much the color of the suit as it is about the fit, cut, style, and, of course, attitude you have when wearing it.”
A white or black button-down or high-neck would look perfectly well with a black, grey, tea pink, camel, beige, or navy blue suit. Pair it well with heels or wedges.
For a more modest look, you can add contrasting coloured Turkish hijab or any other material you feel comfortable with.
Some suitable fabrics to have your suits stitched would be silk, cashmere, wool, serge, or Gabardine.
Other Styling Tips
- Your makeup has to be light with sophisticated shades. As we mentioned before, the outfits have to be simpler, so should be your makeup.
- The headscarf you’re carrying has to be plain every time.
- Pointed footwear looks more professional. If you’re comfortable with heels wear them but ensure it doesn’t make an irritating sound. Otherwise, canvas shoes too can work.
- If you’re wearing jewelry, make sure it’s elegant enough to compliment your outfit.
- Leave your hair loose only if they’re short till the shoulders. In contrast, tie a ponytail, braid, or a neat bun.
We have given you a mere idea of what main three categories you can choose from. If you’re just entering into the world of professionalism, do some shopping before you head out. In case you need assistance with some plain headscarves, browse through the best online scarves shop and find your best match. Always remember that formal attires are all about how well you carry yourself. If you find comfort in Eastern wear, ace that with sophistication and the same goes with Western wear. Whatever you’re going to choose, have faith in yourself and tell yourself looking in the mirror that you can conquer everything. Women are in power and it’s time to prove that through your formal outfits.