Is it inappropriate for a woman to wear a pink business suit in a corporate job?
I was shopping online for some business suits to match my personality (just got job as a paralegal for a corporate law firm) and a found a very nice, soft-pink, business suit. I was telling a guy friend about the suit (who, mind you, does NOT have a corporate job) and he immediately said "oh, you can't wear a pink suit!" as if showing a little femininity is wrong. The suit is not bright or gawdy, it reasonably conservative, and looks professional despite being pink. Thoughts?
- Anonymous4 years agoFavorite Answer
Only you know the office culture where YOU work. Based on what you've seen there, surely you can make a judgement about what is appropriate attire for the workplace where you go every day.
- xfilesfanLv 74 years ago
Showing femininity isn't unprofessional; you can wear a pink blouse or tasteful jewelry and look quite professional. But unless you are Delores Umbridge, you probably shouldn't wear a pink suit to work.
- 4 years ago
It depends upon your work environment and the culture it is into. My advice is to go with so dark and grey shades that can give you a professional look and feel.
- Anonymous4 years ago
I loved my designer pink suit (Michael Kors). Very femme. I paired it with either navy or black shoes and blouse. It was short sleeved too. Perfect for me. I still have a picture of me wearing it--a group photo with a US president.
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- troLv 74 years ago
pink is not indicative of professional decorum
you don't want to stand out like a sore thumb, you need to blend in with the professional atmosphere
- Cookie DoughLv 54 years ago
No, I'd imagine it should matter if you're doing your job properly
- TavyLv 74 years ago
Have you ever seen anyone wearing pink in a Court of Law?
Presume you want to be taken seriously not as an airhead wearing Look at me clothes.
- Anonymous4 years ago
- Jeff DLv 74 years ago
It depends on the business, I guess. Some companies like to project a more reserved image. Many law firms do have a dress code, though it may vary if you don't have court appearances or client meetings.
- NamjodhLv 74 years ago