Dressing in formal business attire is something that requires very specific clothing choices. Dress in formal business attire with help from an award-winning producer and professional stylist in this free video clip.
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Hi, I'm Erin, and I'm a fashion stylist. And, I'm going to show you how to dress in formal business attire. Okay, so your boss says the CEO's coming into the office for a very important business meeting, and tells you to dress to impress. In this case I say you got to go with a power suit. Our model, Heather, is wearing a black pantsuit. I think the pantsuit commands a little more authority than the skirt suit. Her suit looks like a set that was bought together, but is actually separate. So, just keep that in mind with your suits. You can always break them up. I put a classic white button down cotton shirt under the suit. The contrasting lighter color draws attention to her face, which is what you want to do, especially if you plan to do some serious talking during your big meeting. I've kept Heather's hair, makeup, and accessories very minimal. Again, she wants to be taken seriously, and not distract anyone from the important information she plans to share. She is wearing a simple silver and black necklace, and nothing else. On her feet, she's keeping her legs looking long by sporting a pair of pointed toe patent leather pumps. Black shoes will also work with a gray suit. If you opt for a navy one, wear brown shoes. Now, go get your power suit ready, and knock their socks off.