Why Office Wear is a Step-up for Ladies

Why Office Wear is a Step-up for Ladies

Why do Offices have Dress codes?
Work dress codes are continuously relevant. Reasons vary from practical and safety, to being smart and conveying the right image.
Why do Offices have Dress codes?
Work dress codes are continuously relevant. Reasons vary from practical and safety, to being smart and conveying the right image.
Having a dress code for work has advantages for both the company and an individual. Ladies office wear has been shown to create the right tone within a working environment. It can foster increased unity within a team, resulting in increased individual work efficiency and effectiveness.
Having a dress code for work has advantages for both the company and an individual. Ladies office wear has been shown to create the right tone within a working environment. It can foster increased unity within a team, resulting in increased individual work efficiency and effectiveness.

How to Promote the Right Work Image

How to Promote the Right Work Image

Ladies' formal business wear promotes a professional image. Clothing chosen by corporate women, is coordinated to convey an image of being well put together. Thereby someone who is efficient and effective in her role. Corporate wear for ladies, should include a mix-and-match element across a workday capsule wardrobe . Thus, a woman’s business attire should be smart in both options and presentation. Ladies work attire is divided into four main categories.

Ladies' formal business wear promotes a professional image. Clothing chosen by corporate women, is coordinated to convey an image of being well put together. Thereby someone who is efficient and effective in her role. Corporate wear for ladies, should include a mix-and-match element across a workday capsule wardrobe . Thus, a woman’s business attire should be smart in both options and presentation. Ladies work attire is divided into four main categories.

Business Formal : The smartest of corporate wear for ladies. Usually in dark more neutral colours, with the intention of being simple and classy.

Business Professional : A less formal and more traditional or conservative approach to ladies’ office wear wardrobe staples. Often personalised with patterns and a range of colours.

Business Casual : Is a work wardrobe aimed at staying presentable and looking tidy. Keep business in mind but remain comfortable, as you pick styles and colours that suit you.

Functional Workwear : Garments are specifically designed to protect employees. As well as give them both comfort and ease of movement while working. For example, the Imagemakers SilverLife ™ range of ladies clothing (silver+ protection fabric).

Business Formal

Simple, Elegant and Classy

The smartest of ladies’ corporate wear which can be likened to black-tie dinner attire. Usually, ladies formal wear for business women has clean cuts and are darker, as well as more neutral, in colour choices. A typical corporate formal woman’s wardrobe will consist of collared button-down shirts and classic-style blouses. Jackets are matched to pants or skirts. All work outfits, and formal suits for women, are paired with basic accessories and neutral coloured closed-toed pumps.
 
 

Business Professional

Formal and Personalised though Style and Colour

A ladies workwear wardrobe that can be personalised with patterns and a range of colours. As well as different fabrics and an array of garment designs. Think along the lines of elegant designed, flattering dresses, slightly roomier pants and a trendier inclined blazer. While ladies’ business professional wear can express individuality, it’s good to keep in mind that styles should be traditional office inclined.

Business Casual

Comfortable with a Smart Nod

Wardrobe staples for business casual women’s office wear bears in mind a corporate workwear approach as opposed to a casual outfit. For instance, a ladies business suit can be dressed down with smart sneakers. A jacket or layering piece is a must. And cardigans or lightweight knitted tops are appropriate ladies work wear. It’s also perfectly acceptable to wear a brightly coloured blouse or short sleeved shirt. Cropped or uncropped, trousers can be slim or wider in leg fit are appropriate. While skirts and dresses should remain modest at knee-length. Think of clothes that are less than formal, but more than casual in their style. And then mix-and-match your work garment choices.
 
 

Functional Workwear

Protection and Comfort Focused

Functional work clothing uses materials and designs which protect workers from workplace related risks. Its therefore important that ladies functional work attire allows for ease of movement while being both comfortable and resilient.
Traditionally natural fabrics made from cotton or wool incorporated synthetic and plastic fibres for protection. Today, innovative materials like silver+ protection are available which are more effective. For example, the SilverLife clothing range which is durable and long-lasting, while also meeting required industry protection standards. Designs are crafted with care. Making them well suited for those in the medical profession, wellness and salon industries as well as in hospitality.

Great Ladies Office Wear Tips

Getting dressed in the morning can be lengthy. Especially with an uncoordinated wardrobe. So, when you looking to make things easier, remember this:
The Basics to Creating a Ladies Work Appropriate Wardrobe:
  1. Choose a colour palette. Keep it simple & if you have the choice then match colours to your skin tone.

  2. Pick the right type of ladies’ office attire: Formal Business or Corporate Casual wear.

  3. Select the right women’s work uniform for yourself. Choose styles and sizes that best flatter your figure. Sticking to mix, match and layer pieces .
 

The Imagemakers corporate wardrobe range includes styles for all types of figures, in colours you can count on. Measure yourself and check your size against our online or catalogue guides . Watching our quick guide to measuring can help you do this. Then peruse our examples of capsule wardrobes with our 5 items = 8 outfits, 7 = 18 and 9 = 33 combinations. All designed to maximise options, minimise costs and have you looking beautifully put together.

Work Appropriate Professional Styled Dresses

 
Every Ladies wardrobe needs a dress. They need to be elegantly styled to flatter you, while remaining work appropriate in length, colour and fabric. Dresses are great as part of a go-to outfit as they can easily be dressed up or down with pumps, heels and boots. Making them an ideal item to invest in yourself with.
A neutral-coloured dress in a simple shape is a great starting point for your lady’s capsule work wardrobe. Imagemakers Jasmin wrap dresses come in navy or black, have a tied waist and are made from a silky knit fabric. They are office garments, designed to be chic and compliment your figure, while still conforming to your office environment.
For a more formal option, Romy and Rebecca corporate style dresses are available in silver and graphite suiting. They have simple, sophisticated cuts and can be accessorised with a belt. To add your own touch to these classic styles, dresses can also be layered with blouses, tops and shirts. Look at Karabo shirts in plain white or topaz for inspiration and take your from ordinary to extraordinary.
If you want something with panache, then look at the Claudia shirt dress style. It boasts various patterned sleeved dresses, with slightly scooped hem lines and buttoned collars. You can also accessories your Claudia dress with a belt, and choose between wearing the sleeves long or buttoned at 3/4s. WhatsApp us to chat to someone to find out more about your Imagemakers dress options.

Coordinate Blouses, Shirts and Tops

 
Starting on top, select a classically styled blouse, top and shirt to promote your professional image. For your convenience the Imagemakers selection of tops are easy to match with skirts and pants.
Decide between patterns and solid colours for an individual touch. Look at the black, navy, grey and white of the s’ Lydia silky knit Tee range. Our Amelia and Becky blouses are available in the solid colours of desert, nude, lilac grey, nightfall, pearl white and pearl black. Options in the Layla collection include chic patterns, for those days you want to make a quiet statement.
Long or short tops give you fashionable options for every work occasion and are appropriate for business meetings. And waistcoats give you the freedom to wear-as-is or layer tops. Our Bridget blouse is patterned with stylishly open bell half-length sleeves for in-office days.
The wash and wear Imagemakers corporate wear fabrics are chosen for comfort and comfort. Offering you the options of silky knit, cotton rich and pearl polyester fabrics. All with guaranteed quality. LiveChat with one of our experts to pick a material and design best suited for your needs as well as explore our collections colours.

Perfectly Harmonise Slacks and Skirts

 
Imagemakers design and manufacture slacks and skirts that can be conveniently and easily mixed and matched with jackets or tops to make up your corporate uniform.
Our Gabriela and Helga pants have a clean sophisticated cut. They come in a range of suiting colours, nautical navy, granite or liquorice. Find your perfect fit and then add to your wardrobe with nautical navy coloured Piper pants. Their style has a guarantee of sophisticated comfort.
Wendy pearl polyester skirts can be perfectly matched with Evelyn blouses. Or could be mixed with a pearly white short-sleeved Anya blouse or a long-sleeved Cathy blouse. A Sizani or Sally pencil skirt, paired with a Cecily jacket takes a Power Woman from so-so to slick and ready for her day.
We offer continuity, with colours you can count on while you build your ladies’ corporate capsule wardrobe. This means you can add different slacks and skirts when you need to replace or add to your office wardrobe. Our mix and match options are where uniformity meets individuality. LiveChat with us to further explore your options in knit, cotton rich and polyester fabric.

Build Your Blazer, Jacket and Coat Collection

 
A well fitted blazer, jacket and coat are designed to round off your capsule wardrobe with elegance. They promote an image of someone who is both efficient and effective in her working role.
In summer, opt for a Phoebe short sleeve jacket in a basic suiting colour. For more formal days Kiera jackets are an excellent choice, tailored at the waist with long sleeves.
Start with one or two blazers and build your corporate collection of ladies’ wear over time. At first opt for traditional shapes and styles.
As you add into your blazer mix, look at different styles and alternative office wear ladies’ options. Such as the Kiera jacket style, which pairs well with a Wendy style skirt. Add a fitted Paige style jacket, in a nautical navy, granite or liquorice colour, from the Imagemakers formal suits for ladies collection. They can be worn buttoned or unbuttoned. The Thea jacket, from our silky knit range, is available in red. Or opt for a Charlotte jacket style that comes in a jade silk knit fabric. Both ranges are soft to touch and drape elegantly.
When the air has a slight nip, an Alyssa cardigan designed with a classic fit is a staple knitwear clothing item. Lynn coats are also a basic capsule wardrobe item. They are classic Melton coats available in charcoal or navy, which give you a tailored silhouette. Making them ideal for layering and will keep you toasty warm while you conquer your day.

4 Benefits of Corporate Wear for You as an Employee

 

Save money. Save time. Easy care. Dress for success.

  1. You save money when your company contributes towards office wear.

  2. Save time in the morning and prevent indecision with your mix-and-match office wear wardrobe.

  3. Easy Care, machine wash and go, means little to no ironing required.

  4. Feel good because you’re looking good by dressing for success. Ladies’ business attire from a capsule business wardrobe means keeping your identity while looking like a member of your team.

What is the Benefit of a Company Team having a Work Uniform?

 

5 Ways Corporate Wear Benefits Your Company

  1. Stand Out from the Crowd.

  2. Enhance Your Company Image.

  3. Improves Customer Service.

  4. All for One and One for All.

  5. We offer Continuity.
Dressing as a team creates a competitive distinction while conveying a professional company image. Which is easily visible to customers and the public.
Additionally, a corporate wardrobe assists in levelling a company hierarchy. Such that a sense of inferiority, linked for example to different salaries, is mitigated. This promotes a shared feeling of commonness and belonging. Employees feel good when they look good and are more united. This has been shown to enhance work enjoyment and productivity. Happy employees also translate into happier customers.
We offer continuity in fabric, colour and styles. Thereby ensuring a consistent company image. Irrespective of quantity, repeat orders for new staff and replacement clothing can be placed at any time.

Easy Steps to Selling Corporate Wear to Your Management

 

How to ‘Sell’ Corporate Wear to Your Management

Selling corporate wear to your company, all starts by showing the catalogue to your colleagues. So, get the conversation started!

STEP 1

Based on our mix and match suggestions, REQUEST QUOTATIONS FROM IMAGEMAKERS. This way, we can do quotes for YOUR preferred colour combinations.

Step 2

You want to convey how the company, as well as the employees, will benefit if management invests in a corporate wardrobe. LIST THE ADVANTAGES OF INVESTING IN A CORPORATE WARDROBE TO MANAGEMENT. Some of which are:
  • Creates a more professional company image.
  • Boosts team morale.
  • When employees look good, they feel good, and selling the product or service becomes easy.
  • A corporate wardrobe frees employees from a sense of inferiority.
  • As all employees have the same look, no matter how much they earn.
  • No need to enforce a dress code.
  • Employees save time in the morning, since they do not have to worry about what to wear.
  • A company contribution helps the employees save money. Which creates good-will.

Step 3

Now, by presenting the quotes Imagemakers did for you, INTRODUCE OUR MIX & MATCH SUGGESTIONS TO MANAGEMENT. Use our Mix and Match wardrobes in our catalogue as a visual guide.

Step 4

Then SUGGEST THE FOLLOWING 3 POTENTIAL PAYMENT OPTIONS:
  • First prize comes from asking your management to pay for the wardrobe as a staff benefit.
OR:
  • Your company and employees each pay a part. And employees can pay the company back, interest free, via a salary deduction over an agreed time period. For example, over a 12-, 18- or 24-month period.
OR:
  • The Company pays the full amount upfront. Then their employees pay the company back, interest free, via a salary deduction over an agreed time period. For example, over a 12-, 18- or 24-month period.
 
 
 

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The Relaxed fit allows the body more movement and is more suitable for the fuller figure.

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