There are 70 employees in the division where I work and 15 are female. Most of the females are either hardware or software engineers or technicians. Most of the time, they dress like the male engineers and technicians ― business casual or more typically, less than business casual slacks and tops.
On the other hand, I am attached to the marketing department reporting to a female manager, who reports to a female director. They typically dress business formal. Their offices are at the opposite end of the building from mine, so I don't run into them that often (and see what they are wearing).
This morning, my boss came to talk to me about an assignment. She was wearing a sleeveles black sheath dress, black heels, nude hosiery, multi-colored scarf and understated jewelry. She looked very classy.
I was immediately distracted, inspired and jealous at the same time.
I want to come to work dressed like her! And I lingered on that thought for awhile instead of doing my job.
Good thing such encounters occur infrequently. If I worked in an office full of women all dressed business formal, I'd never get any work done!
|Wearing Rebecca Minkoff.|
|Actors Aman Verma, Zane Hassan, Arshad Bradyun and Kartik Malhorta|
on stage in Sydney, Australia in Butterflies Of The Mughal Garden (2008)