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3 Tips When Buying Workwear For Your New Job

From figuring out which dresses for women are appropriate to getting the sizing right for that professional look, shopping for workwear for a new job can be daunting. Don’t worry, though; it doesn’t have to be! 

St Frock is here to walk you through some tips on shopping for work outfits for women. 

Tip #1: Pay attention to work culture.

While knowing the basics of the dress code is essential, it’s equally important to understand the subtleties of your workplace. You might meet the dress code requirements but still stick out because you don’t match the level of formality of the rest of your team. 

For instance a laid-back work environment may not have any particular dress code, but you still probably won’t want to show up in a suit when everyone else is wearing business casual dresses. On the other hand, your dress or skirt may be the right length but the bright and flashy patterns don’t fit in with your workplace’s more corporate vibe.

Tip #2: Consider your specific role.

Your job’s vibe sets your outfit, but your role may require specific workwear pieces. For example, if you work in a very corporate office, a midi-length pencil skirt is usually a good choice. However, if your job requires a lot of running around, work pants may be more practical and comfortable.

Your role may even give you a hint of what type of fabric to wear. If your job requires you to visit outdoor sites during the summer or to meet with clients in warmer venues, for instance, getting breathable but professional workwear, such as a linen dress, is a good idea. 

Tip #3: Get the right size.

Have you ever purchased ultra-fashionable work outfits for women, only for your final look to seem unpolished - because you got the wrong size? Getting the right size can elevate your outfit and help you make a great first impression at your job. 

That’s why St Frock provides handy size guides for each product to make finding the right fit easier for our working girls. Our team even hand-measures and fit tests everything for accuracy. 

So, shop away with confidence! St Frock even has extended sizing available to make sure we’ve got styles that fit and flatter every body, from plus-size dresses to petite formal blouses for women.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I choose the right accessories to match my work outfit?

It’s all about getting a sense of what works for your workplace’s vibe. In a traditional corporate setting, opt for dainty, understated jewellery like slimmer necklace chains, smaller gems and sleek earrings. For creative industries or casual workplaces, feel free to experiment with colours and statement pieces.

What are some guidelines for wearing skirts and dresses in the workplace?

Different workplaces will have different rules when it comes to workwear dresses and skirts, so you’ll have to refer to your job’s specific guidelines on this matter. However, there are some tips you can follow when you’re still unsure about the guidelines for a job you’re about to start:

  • Start with a knee-length garment. Until you get a better sense of the culture, pick a knee-length skirt or dress because it can work for both formal and casual outfits. 

  • Style a mini dress or skirt with tights. If above-the-knee hemlines are allowed but you’re unsure about the formality level, wear opaque tights or leggings to play it safe.

  • Test it at home. Stand, sit and walk around in it before your first day to ensure it provides ample coverage and comfort throughout the workday.

At St Frock, we’ve got the most fashionable skirts and the best work dresses for women. With our wide variety of styles and hem lengths, you can find options that are both appropriate and stylish. 

How can I build a professional wardrobe on a budget?

Multi-use pieces

Get pieces that you can see yourself wearing outside of work, too. This will help you make the most out of your purchase while cutting down on your spending on everyday wear.

Business dresses you can easily dress down with sneakers and a cute jacket, professional printed women’s tops that’ll also look cute with shorts and work pants you can wear with a graphic tee – the possibilities are endless!

Start with black, white and neutrals

While you can explore more colours later on, start with colours that easily go with other pieces. Garments like a black dress or a white shirt are a breeze to style with just about anything, so buying just a few pieces can already give you dozens of outfit options. 

Dip your toe in the water first

Don’t buy an entire wardrobe right away! Buy the staples first and only start expanding your selection of workwear once you get a better sense of the work culture, the everyday tasks you need to do and your office wear preferences. This way, you can avoid spending money on items you won’t use as much.

Buy now, pay later

For some shoppers, more flexible payment schemes can help with managing budgets. That’s why we offer various buy now, pay later options, such Afterpay, Zip and Klarna.

Dress to impress with St Frock

We know you mean business and deserve a gorgeous outfit that shows it. At St Frock, we’ve got a wide variety of workwear, from dresses and skirts to pants and tops, that you can check out. Our collection is your ultimate bestie as you prepare for a new position, an important interview or meeting, or just another week killing it at your job.

Our collection goes beyond women’s workwear for office days, too. As your go-to fashion destination, we’re here to make you feel confident even on your days off, whether you’re looking for everyday wear or formal dresses for a special occasion. Plus, with up to 100 new drops every week, we always have fresh picks for you to explore.

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