Yes, it’s true – how you present at work dictates how you are perceived; it is the ultimate in nonverbal communication and every woman wants to say ‘success’. So says Donna Karan who, for so many years has designed for the ‘career’ woman. She is the genius who coaxed so many women out of their 1980’s career clothes into elegant easy pieces for the office. Donna Karan was the lady who invented the concept of the capsule wardrobe and in so doing solved the problem of women thinking that to compete with a man they needed to dress like one!
When it comes to building self-esteem and confidence, your outer appearance is a major factor in how you feel about yourself and how others perceive you. Looks may not be everything, but when it comes to the kind of impression we have about ourselves, minute details like clothing are a key part of our self-image. Whether you wear expensive designer clothing every day or are a thrifty shopper who seeks out the latest trends in her price range, you are defined by how you dress, and the way you view yourself is also determined by your clothing.
A woman’s style is a personal statement that often illustrates how she feels about life and society and the role she plays within her community and work environment. However, it can also be an indication of her level of confidence and self-worth. According to certain studies, there is a strong link between the way in which people feel and their styles of dress.