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How can I look more "tough"?

I'd like to incorporate a bit more edginess into my work look (I work in a creative field, and as a lady, I want to project a bit less sweetness and a bit more edge). What are some ways I can do this? Open to any appearance-related suggestion-- clothing, hair, makeup, accessories, etc.-- with the exception of satanic face tattoos. [more inside]
posted by enzymatic on Nov 17, 2013 - 36 answers

Google disagrees with me on what "petite women's work pants" are.

Can you recommend durable, somewhat fitted, not outrageously expensive work pants that will fit a small woman (5'0", 100 lbs, athletic build)? And by work I don't mean office-appropriate: I'm a carpenter and I spend my days at a grimy construction site. [more inside]
posted by halogen on Sep 20, 2013 - 8 answers

Dressing for work and bike commuting while still being me?

This morning I realized my current work wardrobe is not hacking it for work or for commuting. I need some new stuff but don't want to buy the same old stuff, but I also don't want to feel like I'm wearing somebody else's costume. Help! How can I feel like myself and look decent at work? [more inside]
posted by kendrak on Aug 6, 2013 - 22 answers

Do the clothes make the library man?

How should a mid-30s, male public library director dress? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2012 - 13 answers

Dress a file clerk for summer!

Another fashion question. I need summer clothes to wear to work. Difficulty level: I'm poor and I work around boxes. Lots of boxes. [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Apr 17, 2012 - 10 answers

How are well-dressed lab rats shod?

Classy, not-too-ugly shoes. Level of difficulty: for a lady, chem and clean room lab appropriate (no heels, foot completely covered). [more inside]
posted by tchemgrrl on Apr 13, 2012 - 22 answers

Fashionfilter: How can a female geek dress for success?

I've been a programmer for my entire adult life, which means jeans, tshirts, and sneakers. I recently decided to move into management, so now I'd like to start transitioning into dressing better - for the management job I now have and for the next. [more inside]
posted by bikergirl on Aug 2, 2011 - 20 answers

Cardigan Hunt of 2011

Upgrading work wardrobe, in need of cardigans. I think. [more inside]
posted by Maarika on Mar 15, 2011 - 24 answers

Better than a Tom & Jerry sweater?

I own two short-sleeve jackets that I love. How often can I wear them to work without people wondering why I keep wearing the same thing over and over again? Do my coworkers even notice my clothing or care what I look like? Even better, where can I buy cheaper (but not obviously cheap) jackets? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Jul 19, 2010 - 14 answers

Hacking my work wardrobe

Is it okay to construct a professional wardrobe from minor variations of the exact same outfit every day? I'm thinking same kind of white shirt and jeans daily, varying only my jacket. [more inside]
posted by eduke on Jun 2, 2010 - 24 answers

Copy my work shirts, one piece of material at a time!

Copy my dress shirts - Is there a tailor who can make exact replica's of my best fitting button down dress shirt? [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Feb 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Help my friend find a job in a fashion/clothing company in London

Help my friend find a job in a fashion/clothing company in London [more inside]
posted by noztran on Jan 12, 2010 - 1 answer

I'm short and I'm shaped weird and I can't find any damn blouses. HALP.

Where do petite women find clothes that don't look like your grandma? [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Jan 12, 2010 - 49 answers

How fancy can a cardigan get?

I am looking for formal, professional-looking cardigans for work. I'm a petite female who is basically trying to avoid wearing a blazer. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Oct 6, 2009 - 28 answers

Help me decide what's appropriate for this job interview (clothing-wise)..

What should a California girl wear to a job interview in Boston in few (cold) weeks? [more inside]
posted by brynna on Oct 29, 2008 - 8 answers

Where Have All The Palazzo Pants Gone?

I am looking for work pants that are not too casual, not too formal, and fit over my butt without suffocating me. [more inside]
posted by rhiannon on Jun 1, 2008 - 16 answers

What (not) to wear

What should I wear to meetings with telco companies like T-Mobile and Cingular in the US? Consider that I'm a Dutch business development executive / deal maker from a hip, young, rapidly growing and very down to earth Dutch IT company, which doesn't allow its employees to travel business class (not even when traveling trans Atlantic). I would prefer wearing something comfortable, meaning no suit and tie. But is this in any way acceptable?
posted by IZ on Jan 23, 2007 - 21 answers

How to tell a new employee her clothes are too sloppy?

How do I gently inform a new employee that she needs to dress better? [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Jan 17, 2007 - 60 answers

Shopping the sales -- how does it work, when does it happen, where do I go??

Over the next few months, I need to buy a lot of new clothes to bulk up my professional (woman's) wardrobe. I want everything I buy to fit well. Slacks, skirts, blazers need to be lined. I will not buy anything without trying it on first, so web and catalog shopping is out. I don't have the budget to buy this all at full price. What kinds of strategies can I employ to get the best deals possible? Are there specific stores I should be shopping in? Are there sales I should watch for? Are there specific dates, weekends or times of year when I can get the best deals? How can I find out about and obtain about great coupons and upcoming sales? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Aug 30, 2006 - 41 answers

Dressing past the interview...

What should I wear to work in a higher education student services setting? Interview attire is one thing - I'm all set with that. But once I get the job, what should I wear to work? I want to build up my professional wardrobe and I want to do it right. [more inside]
posted by srah on Sep 23, 2005 - 15 answers

Up on the roof in a thong, giving new meaning to butt shingles.

I have been having a heck of a time trying to find work clothes suited for women. I finally found a pair of work gloves that aren't way too big, but I would really like a pair of Carhartt-type bib overalls. I tried some on earlier this evening and although they had sizes that corresponded to the size of men's jeans that I wear, the legs of the pants were voluminous, clown-like, and just uncomfortably large. It seems as though they are cut with a larger/different body type in mind than a 5'3" female. Are there any comparable work clothes out there that, without being pink or other such nonsense, are more suited to a woman's frame?
posted by stefnet on Jun 9, 2005 - 13 answers

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