What we wear to work - or anywhere for that matter - shouldn't really matter. It's the substance not the spin, right? Wrong. especially for women.
'Fashion shouldn’t really matter, but [it's] like book covers, like icing on a cupcake that makes it look more appealing,' ITV presenter and entrepreneur Genelle Aldred told the Inspiring Women Birmingham conference yesterday. 'You can dress your way into a job... I never go into a conversation with my boss about a new opportunity if my outfit isn’t on point.'
'If a woman wore the same thing on air for a week, never mind a year, people would be absolutely up in arms,' she said, pointing to the example of an Australian TV anchor who wore the same suit for a year in 'solidarity' with his female co-presenter. 'It’s not a level playing field out there, we’re held to different standards.'
Style is completely 'personal' though, Aldred, who runs online boutique SadeRose, said. And, because everyone loves a good quiz, here's one she wrote to help you discover yours (men can play along too of course).