Most sites give you a list of basic Western wardrobe that you can wear to work. Following is a list of Indian clothes that you can include in your work wardrobe:
- A pair of Cigarette pants (straight narrow pants) in dark colors such as black, navy blue, grey, and brown. Replace your leggings (those ugly pants that hug your body at the wrong curves) with these ankle grazer, tailored pants to instantly elevate your office look.
- Kurta with Chinese collar in solid neutral colors such as black, white, grey, brown and beige. These provide an authoritative attribute to your personality. “What about prints”, you ask? Restrict them to small-scale geometric prints.
- Crepe Saree in solid colors with no border or a very minimalistic border. This fabric suits most body shapes, provides the necessary sheen, and is apt for most business settings. Do not wear sheer fabrics, and loud prints- you are at work and not at a wedding.
- Collared saree blouse, since, a collar is absolutely necessary if you want to look authoritative at work. Experiment with different kinds of collars such as spread, mandarin, roll, and tape collars. Ensure that the back is not to deep or does not have fancy neck shapes. Conservative is the key to look most formal.
- Duster jackets add layer to your clothing, give you a narrow centre front, and make your outfit interesting- effortlessly!
- Stoles in medium-to heavy fabrics, and in all colors and prints. These make your outfit look fun, and break the monotony in neutral colored attires.
- Peep-toed shoes in solid colors (neutral colors are the best unless you want to risk all the attention going to your feet with bright colored shoes) to complete your Indian business formal look. Do not wear open-toed sandals even if you have perfect pedicured nails. Pumps look great with kurtas but not with sarees.
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