When it comes to being an entrepreneur, how you present yourself is a big factor.
Whether you’re on your way to a big meeting with a client, or your follow-up pitch presentation, we can’t stress enough how vital it is to power dress your way to success.
For those of you who might need an extra hand or an opinion in selecting their outfits, you’ve come to the right place. This article is about putting the right pieces together for a stellar outfit that will surely impress.
What To Wear To Impress New Clients
Below are five of our top clothing recommendations for meeting with a client. We’ve separated them into different clothing category so it’s easier for you to put an outfit together.
1. Tops: Well-fitted blouse
If you’re dressing your way to success, then putting on a clean and crisp blouse can take you places. Whether you like to keep it minimalistic or you love to wear tops with prints, your shirt is going to be the primary piece of your outfit.
When picking out a blouse, take time to notice how it sits on your body. Depending on the material, it can sometimes reveal skin rolls and back bulges. To help with this wear a bra designed to smooth bulges down underneath your shirt.
- Long-Sleeved Blouse
- Peter pan blouse
2. Pants: Something tailored
When you’re dressing for a meeting, you will want to look presentably stylish. This includes making sure your pants make you look long and lean while hugging at your curves just right.
This is because more often than not, wearing loose-fitting pants can make you look sloppy. You want something that could potentially highlight your assets, especially if you’re going to be standing throughout your presentation.
- Thick leggings
- Suit pants
3. Skirts and Dresses: Cinched Waistline
If you prefer to wear a skirt than a pair of pants for your meeting, then for the same reasons, you should opt for something fitted. Whether you choose a fit-and-flare style or an A-line dress, pick ones that taper in at your waist.
A nice suited skirt or dress that is knee-length will not only showcase your legs, it also exudes a higher level of sexiness and confidence that will aid you in your meeting.
Dresses that are more form-fitting look more professional than long, flowy outfits. If you do want to wear a tunic-style dress, grab a thin belt to cinch the fabric in around your waist.
Dress and skirt options:
- Pencil dress or skirt
- Pleated skirt with tucked-in shirt
4. Shoes: Pumps
As Coco Chanel once said, “A woman with good shoes is never ugly.” When dressing for an important meeting, think about your chosen footwear. Any shoe that gives you height can make you feel powerful to take on the day, and it’s definitely a good choice when meeting with your client. Even a short, 1.5 inch heel can make a difference!
- Loafers with chunky heels
5. Outerwear: Coats
Your chosen coat or jacket is what’s going to bring the outfit together. It makes you look clean, smart, and ready to ace your meeting.
Because it plays such an essential role in your overall look, it’s important to find one that complements your outfit. There are a lot of choices out there, so try to find one that is fitted. Again, this will make your entire outfit look more put together. If you want to add a pop of color into your outfit, find a navy or maroon jacket to pair over a neutral colored dress.
- Trench coats
- Double-breasted coats
Bonus Tip: Be Mindful of Accessories
Now that you’ve got your top to bottom outfit ready, try not to forget about that purse you’re bringing, or that sleeve you carry your laptop in. Even with finer details such as these, it creates a valuable impression that makes you look and dress smart from head to toe.
There you have it – our tips and tricks for dressing for that meeting with your client. At the end of the day, no matter what the rules say, it’s important to go with the look that makes you feel confident inside and out. Just remember, before you head out, don’t forget to smile.