Corporate uniforms are generally regarded as a professional and sophisticated style of formal office wear for men and women. This usually denotes a suit for men, while women can wear either a skirt suit or pantsuit.
As a specialist in the design and manufacture of coordinated corporate wear collections in Cape Town, Imagemakers often advises our clients about what type of jewellery with our formal office wear.
It is best to err on the minimalistic side rather than to cover yourself with jewellery when it comes to corporate wear. However, a selection of classic gold or silver pieces, and even pearls, will always be chic and dress up an outfit immediately.
What Earrings Should I Wear with my Uniform?
Unless your company has a strict policy about jewellery, gold, silver, crystal, or pearl studs can provide you with a sophisticated look. A pair of classy knot studs or simple gold or silver hoops will also add a touch of class to your uniform.
What Bracelets Can I Wear with my Uniform?
This will depend on company policy, as well as the type of work that you do. Bracelets can get entangled with office equipment, and bangles can be disturbing in the office in terms of noise. A dainty bracelet that will not get in the way is always preferable.
What Types of Necklaces Can I Wear with my Uniform?
You will need to take your neckline, top style, and colour into consideration. Your simple gold, silver or pearl necklace should sit significantly above or below the top of your neckline.
What Jewellery Should Be Worn with Each Neckline
If you have a high neckline, you may consider a pair of statement earrings, but nothing too flashy. It is also best to wear no necklace or a long pendant-type necklace if you are wearing statement earrings.
If you are wearing a shirt with an open collar or a simple rounded neckline, a short pendant-type necklace looks best with this. However, a long pendant necklace may also be worn with a rounded neckline. A deep V-neck allows for either a round necklace or a mid-length pendant to be worn.
General Tips for Wearing Jewellery with a Corporate Uniform
- If you are wearing a patterned top, you should consider keeping your jewellery reasonably simple.
- A loose flowing top should never be worn with a necklace, but rather earrings and a ring and/or bracelet.
- Oversized, sparkly and brightly coloured jewellery is best left out of the office altogether.
The above guidelines will serve you well during business meetings, events, and presentations.
Imagemakers has a dedicated design centre where we turn out a fashionable range of corporate wear to suit a variety of body shapes and sizes. We prefer to gain a thorough understanding of our client's needs before you place an order to ensure your complete satisfaction. This is how we have maintained our business operations since 1982.