While traditional business formal attire can be limiting in terms of style, it can also be refreshing to wear a pre-defined uniform that requires a more subtle expression of individuality. When it comes to color, conservative suits come in black, navy and charcoal. Only. Period. End of story.
Look for two- and three-button styles without any potentially distracting embellishments.
What is most important in a conservative skirt is hem length; keep it at or just below the knee. Avoid skirts with pleats or side slits. Litigators accustomed to be “judged” from behind often prefer our Cebu pencil skirt because the rear pleat makes it even less leg-revealing than a skirt with a traditional kick vent.
Look for flat-front pants without cuffs or other embellishments. At Moi-Même we can tailor your pants to your preferred custom hem length so you can have them cut to fit your favorite pair of closed-toe heels.
At Moi-Même, we combine chic design and an expansive range of sizes by body shape with made-to-order construction. We call it Personal Tailoring.
With Moi-Même Personal Tailoring, you can design your business suits – selecting silhouettes that flatter your figure and choosing styles and colors that are chic and appropriate for your workplace. Once you’ve tried Moi-Même Personal Tailoring, you won’t want to waste another minute rummaging through the department store.
With our made-to-order service, we offer 72 patterns for every single style — reflecting a diverse population of body shapes and helping most women achieve a more personal fit than what can be found on the store rack. Armed with just a handful of measurements, we help you find the Personal Fit that’s the best match for you.
Did you know…
In the most conservative environments, “business formal” specifically means a skirt suit. Would you believe it wasn’t until 1993 that women were permitted to wear pant suits on the floor of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives?
Today trouser pants are appropriate in nearly all situations, but very traditional white-shoe law firms may still expect women to interview in a skirt. And, speaking of shoes, only closed-toed shoes are appropriate in business formal settings – so save the pedicure for another day.
Want to learn more about what to wear to a business dinner, trade show, conference and – more generally – what is considered appropriate dress for any workplace? Check out our complete Moi-Meme Guide to Women’s Professional Attire.