Women in tight clothes make men uncomfortable.
Let me qualify that a little: If you work in a law firm or other conservative setting and want to be taken seriously as a professional, do a “perception check” before leaving home:
- Is my cleavage visible when I lean over (or, worse, when viewed straight-on)?
- Are my clothes straining at their seams?
- Is my skirt shorter than the current (and très chic) Duchess of Cambridge would wear?
- Are my heels straight out of Lady Gaga’s closet?
I feel silly even writing this post. Can you believe we’re still talking about how women should “dress for success”? It’s 2013, and this topic should have been dead and buried long ago.