ballerinas with a suit, for work?

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ballerinas with a suit, for work?
Mon, 01-30-2012 - 2:29pm

hi :)
can I wear flat (black leader) ballerinas with a suit for work ? ( as a team leader)
or is too *girlish* ?
thank you! :o)

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Registered: 12-17-1998
Mon, 01-30-2012 - 5:59pm

I don't know that they are too "girlish" as much as not exactly professional, at least not with a skirt. You might also find that they are not going to be comfortable after a few hours. I know I need at least a half inch heel or my calves hurt as do the bottom of my feet. They also are not really all that good for your feet.

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Mon, 01-30-2012 - 6:40pm


It sounds like you have a position with some authority and high visibility where people will be looking to you. I think you should go with more professional shoes personally. I think a traditional black pump is more suited to your role whether you're wearing a skirtsuit or pantsuit. I would go with at least a 3-inch heel or even higher if possible (chunky heel would be fine for comfort and support) with a closed toe. I'd stay away from trendy shoes... sandals, platforms...etc. If its a knee-length or shorter skirted suit, I would also strongly recommend pantyhose. If it's a longer skirt or long pants I would recommend at least knee-high hose or thigh-highs (with or without garterbelt depending on preference and practicality).

Just my two cents! :-)

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Mon, 02-06-2012 - 8:20am


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Registered: 02-06-2012
Mon, 02-06-2012 - 2:40pm
I agree! You can be girly and still stay professional.