Let The Focus Be On Your Work, Not Your Inappropriately Short Skirt

The general rule of thumb for skirts in a professional setting is nothing that is more than an inch or two above the knee. You want the focus of the people in the office to be your work, not your inappropriately short skirt. Some industries are a bit more liberal than others, even those, the recommendation would be to err on the side of caution. Pencils skirts are a tried and true style that is sure to be both work-appropriate and stylish. Here are a few of my favorite picks:




While longer skirts can tend towards boring, you can always dress them up a bit with patterned tights. With the cold months upon us, these tights will not only be fashionable, but functional. They also assist in adding a polished touch to your work outfit.




As a Project Manager for a global contract research organization, Chelsea’s work on global clinical trials includes the successful management, oversight, and execution of clinical studies in both the pre-approval and post-approval stages of development. When not contributing to the success of her organization, Chelsea keeps up on fashion and beauty trends and avidly explores how to feature her own personal style both in and out of the workplace. Her eye for style and design landed her recent wedding as a feature in The Knot Magazine and online as a “Knot Pick.” Besides her contributions to the NEXT for Women community, Chelsea is also a featured reviewer on the popular shopping website, eDressme. In the community, Chelsea is an active member of the Board of Directors of her regional chapter of the Healthcare Business Women’s Association and is the President of her local alumni association for Virginia Tech.

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