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Old 05-24-2017, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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No to the skinny jeans.

For my business summer casual, I wear lightweight dressy women's trousers and a nice, perma-press blouse or light-colored, plain polo shirt and dark flats. It seems like I always end up on the floor, fixing an outlet or splicing computer cables, so no more skirts for now. Your situation may differ.
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Old 05-24-2017, 01:57 PM
 
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I've gotten a couple comments, so just to clarify ...

That's not me in the picture I shared. It is my style though. I'm just not nearly as young, perky, and skinny as that. ;-)
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Old 05-24-2017, 05:58 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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If you're slender, a pencil skirt with a tucked-in blouse and a belt, or a thin sweater would be the right look. Your skinny slacks and your white denim jacket would probably work too, with a thin shirt untucked under the jacket, but the shirt not longer than the jacket. If you're curvier than average, a tunic top with slacks or a skirt that's at least knee-length works.

Look on Pinterest for "women's business casual" and you'll get lots of ideas. Once you know what you're looking for, you might check out some thrift stores. They've always got clothes like that, and that way you won't spend a lot on outfits you're not going to wear again.
Good ideas! I'm slender-athletic build, but not skinny. Small average chest. Former dancer. Long legs in proportion to torso, to give you a picture.

You thing the white denim doesn't cross some kind of line?
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:00 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Why can't the shirt be longer than the jacket? I intentionally wear my shirts longer than my jacket.

Like this ...
I would totally wear that! I thought that was you as well.
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:03 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Rep to everyone who has helped!

It's strange how I completely know what "business casual" is for MEN. But when it comes to women, I am a little blurry.

Thanks for the focus! Keep 'em coming!
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:11 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Women can get away with a lot more in the "business casual" realm than men, especially when trying to dress for comfort in hot, humid weather: sleeveless shirts/blouses, sandals, and shorts.

Men's clothing is so backwards! There really isn't a culturally acceptable counterpart to the extra casualness of women's clothing, particularly in summertime. A lot of this is cultural double standards, but it does seem like there could be a better alternative to thick clothing (business casual or not) and long sleeve shirts (makes no sense) available to men in hot, humid climates when women have so many more options. Even the traditional African clothing is more sensible in this regard with the loose fitting dashikis that can still look dressy.
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:44 PM
 
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you ladies are thinking too much....

you have much much more leeway than men...


ive been to many offices business casual means no tie...no dress pants no sportsjacket/suit

women if they look good can pretty much wear whatever they want..

women make the clothes the clothes don't make the women,,,its all in how she carries herself..


if you want to make an impression....smile more ,


oh yes, this is sheena....im sure you have nothing to be concerned about
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:38 PM
 
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I used to work at a car dealership where some women apparently thought they were working at a night club.

Now I work in an office where anything goes. That includes flip flops, yoga pants, tops off the shoulder. So I guess they think they are working at the gym or on the beach. UGH.
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Old 05-24-2017, 10:52 PM
 
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Good ideas! I'm slender-athletic build, but not skinny. Small average chest. Former dancer. Long legs in proportion to torso, to give you a picture.

You thing the white denim doesn't cross some kind of line?

Nah. Wear it over a t-shirt that actually says "BUSINESS CASUAL."
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Old 05-24-2017, 11:24 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Good ideas! I'm slender-athletic build, but not skinny. Small average chest. Former dancer. Long legs in proportion to torso, to give you a picture.

You thing the white denim doesn't cross some kind of line?
Look at this: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/575897871081367810/ or this https://www.pinterest.com/pin/392376186266668843/ or this https://www.pinterest.com/pin/357402920411480899/ Those would all be acceptable to wear to most offices.
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