a woman, you must never exploit or live in any kind
exploitation, and you must not live in any situation
have to attempt to attain security. Do not enter into
of physical, mental, social, or domestic relationship
have security, and a guarantee that in every facet
of your life, your
reproductive faculty, and your delicacy is protected.Yogi Bhajan
I challenge you to recognize what the world scoffs at, that
your greatest role in your life will be that of wife and mother.
The greatest impact you could ever contribute to our world is a
loving investment in the lives of your precious children. To solve
the problems plaguing our society, we don't need more women
CEOs. We need more women as invested mothers. Peter Heck
everyone has it. And one glance at TV, movies and
magazines reveals how much people love to flash it.
It's true that showing some skin on TV may help the
ratings, but baring too much in the office says, "I'm
inexperienced, unprofessional and hoping people will
not notice I have no real skills for this job."
Once you get the reputation as a sultry dresser, it
may be difficult to shake that image and ever be taken
seriously by your colleagues.
If you don't want to put your image or career on the
line, avoid these office attire don'ts:
Necklines. Some of the lawyers on TV can't seem to
get through a case without them. Your office, however,
is not trying to garner audience ratings. So button
up or wear a tank or camisole under that shirt to
conceal the cleavage.
Pants. Outside the office, you probably can't be seen
without them. But at work, it's best to cover your
and Micro-Mini Skirts. This cutesy little item may
be a staple in a Britney Spears video, but at ABC
Accounting, Inc., it may go too far in illustrating
your bottom line.
Belly Shirts. Everyone is glad you use your ab-cruncher
religiously, but the office is not the place to put
all your hard work on display. Leave it for the gym,
beach or nightclub.
Chest Hair. Exposing excess chest hair went out of
style with leisure suits. Men, you may want to button
your shirt an extra button before your clients begin
expecting you to ask them what
their sign is.
Shirts. If you want people to pay attention to what
they can learn from your presentation instead of what
they see through your shirt, wear a suit coat, T-shirt
or camisole underneath sheerer fabrics.
Shorts are rarely appropriate in the workplace. It's
true, some styles of women's suits have included a
longer short. But as a rule, shorts don't cut it in
a professional setting.
Tops and Dresses. These may work in the ballroom,
but not in the conference room. Slip on a sweater
or jacket and go from overexposed to professionally
These are appropriate for vacations and lounging,
not daily office tasks. If you have problems with
your feet, try clogs or even open-toed shoes.
Strappy Camisole Tops. Yes, you can wear these barely-there
pieces ... with the help of a blouse, sweater or jacket
worn over them. See "Plunging
with a health care professional should occur before applying
adjustments or treatments to the body, consuming medications
or nutritional supplements and before dieting, fasting
or exercising. None of these activities are herein presented
as substitutes for competent medical treatment.