I read this article in the WSJ the other day, Dressing Up for Sitting Down, about what to wear to a dinner party or event when you’ll be sitting down. It recommended wearing a fun top, statement necklace or top with an interesting neckline. It got me thinking about dressing for business meetings where you’re sitting down the whole time.
At my job, we occasionally have video conferences with people in other cities where you’re sitting the whole time and all they see is your top. My co-worker and I have a joke for what to wear to those – “business on top, party on the bottom!” To one of those video conference business meetings I once wore a plain colored top with a skirt with tulle while he wore a plain top with plaid pants.
If you’re going to a business meeting where you’ll be sitting for most of it, focus on what you’re wearing on top. You can take the same advice for dressing for a dinner party, but keep it more subtle. Wear a fun necklace that isn’t too distracting, a shirt with detail around the neckline or color that’s not too distracting like burgundy or dark green.
Any other tips you have for what to wear to a business casual meeting?