Female Dress Code - Corporate IB

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I'm about to transition from a fairly casual office environment (think: jeans) to a NYC office BB on the corporate side. I'll be coming in as a mid level employee.

Q1- What should I expect other women in the office will be wearing? Is it business professional every day (suits, blazers) or more smart business casual (I.e. slacks and a nice blouse, skirts and a blouse)?

I'll only have client meetings 50% of the time and fully expect bus. professional for those days.

Q2 - What bag do you carry to work? Brand, size, style, etc.

Any help is appreciated!

Comments (2)

Nov 8, 2018

I'm in consulting and can't speak about the BB office dress code. I only see bankers when we're with clients and they're in suits. If you have a total lack of information going in, I'd probably just defer to business professional with brighter tops for a bit until you figure out if you are wearing the jacket more or leaving it at your desk.

For bags: a nice Tumi is a safe choice. Knomo also makes great bags. Lo & Sons makes a fantastic tote where you can change the look via a shell. Cuyana has a beautiful leather tote but it's unstructured and that look doesn't work for everyone.

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