Business Professional Attire FAQs
What counts as business professional attire?
Dress to impress every work day by wearing fitted women's business professional attire. These flattering work clothes for women can help you feel your best, whether you're sitting at a desk or presenting in the boardroom. With business professional clothes and dresses made from signature stretch fabric, you can enjoy all-day comfort.
Business professional attire is similar to business formal attire, except the guidelines are not as strict. Generally, modest necklines and hems hitting the knee are expected. The goal of business professional attire is to look refined, but you can still add a touch of your personality with elegant pops of color and patterns.
Women can wear work dresses, pantsuits, dresses or skirts, and even jumpsuits when styled correctly. For shoes, closed toed styles such as flats or heels are typically encouraged. Women's jeans are not usually appropriate for more professional environments, but if your office has casual Fridays, they may be an option.
Shop our work clothes for women to find the right business professional attire to boost your confidence in the workplace.
Can you wear business professional clothing to other places than work?
Your business professional clothing, especially work dresses and pantsuits, can be worn anywhere. Our flattering workwear dresses keep you comfortable all day long, whether you're going out for drinks after work or attending a celebratory dinner. You can pair business professional pieces with more casual clothing items, like a leather jacket, to dress them down. Or, you can wear them with a statement-making heel and jewelry for a head-turning look.
How can you style women's business attire?
One of the most classic business professional outfits is a structured black dress such as the versatile sheath dress. Wear it on its own or layer it with a chic blazer. An all-black ensemble creates a neat profile that is always office appropriate. If you prefer color, no need to shy away. Block colored dresses in refined bursts of color have their place in the business professional office. You can also elevate classic khaki and gray workwear pieces with a colorful scarf or blouse.
Finish off any look with a dress jacket or blazer for warmth and an added layering piece.
Dressing for success in the office means using the right accessories with your outfit to pull it all together. Conservative and elegant jewelry can enhance your look rather than distracting from it. Carry your necessities in a sleek purse or briefcase that matches your usual color palette to ensure you always look put-together. When it comes to completing your ensemble with the right shoes, an elegant pair of heels or flats with simple detailing tie it all together with ease.
What styles of business professional attire can you find at White House Black Market?
Our business professional work clothes for women take the classic pieces you need and add modern touches. Find workwear pieces with feminine silhouettes featuring gentle ruching and draping, fluttering hemlines, and cinched waists. We also incorporate details that make them extra special such as keyhole fastenings, concealed zip fastenings,elegant end cap sleeves, and graceful necklines.
From smartly tailored pants and jumpsuits to dresses that smooth and hold your shape, our selection includes everything you need to make a statement at work. Shop women's business attire that makes you feel and look your best in the boardroom.