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Post date : 24/Feb/16
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5 reasons why you must dress well at work...

It is something that extends to all areas of your life since your clothes are a large part of who you are as a person.

It not only makes you feel good but can also largely influence your interaction/equation with people.

Here are few more compelling reasons that will help rest my case!     

  1. It lets you focus on important stuff

When you are dressed in well-fitted comfortable clothes that are truly meant for you, you're not distracted.

This also means that it keeps you focussed on getting the important stuff done.

  1. It helps you break stereotypes

It's been proven by research that a whopping 65 per cent of working women feel that their subordinates do not take them seriously in a corporate set up.

Although power dressing may not change this scenario overnight, it is definitely a small but sincere start!

  1. You feel the way you dress

Your clothes not only add to your presentation, but also contribute to your behaviour therefore defining your body language.

When you look confident and approachable, you become more confident and approachable.

Various studies including one by Joy V Peluchette and Katherine Karl on 'The impact of workplace attire on employee self-perceptions' show that "Respondents felt most authoritative, trustworthy, and competent when wearing formal business attire."

  1. You never know who you may run into

On a lighter note, imagine yourself dressed shabbily at work only to run into an ex-flame or a freshly recruited Greek god.

It may not only ruin your chances of getting noticed but may also put a permanent end to things before they start.

Now who could've thought being under-dressed could cost one so much?

  1. Finally, first impressions matter!

Visual associations subconsciously go a long way and we have very little control over it.

When you dress well, you are simply using this subliminal power of association to your advantage.

In this fast-paced world, you're given precious little seconds to make an impression.

Thirty seconds to be precise, if various studies are to be believed.

When you meet someone for the first time, the impression they carry of you lasts a while, so why not leave a mark?

Having listed so many logical reasons to dress well, the one factor that personally overrides all others is that 'priceless high' you get out of just looking good.

So ladies, pep up your style a bit and get that magic going already!

The author Nidhi Agarwal is the founder and CEO of KAARYAH Lifestyle Solutions Pvt Ltd.