With the summer season just around the corner, many women are opting for the “official” formal dress to keep their outfits looking professional, but can you really be considered “official?”
According to a new study, yes, technically.
And not only can you still be considered official, but you might also be “officially” the one who’s wearing it.
According to research conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, women who wore formal dresses in a public setting were more likely to feel like they were actually in a position to influence the decision making process.
In a study conducted in the United Kingdom, researchers asked more than 1,000 women to choose between two dress styles, a formal dress and a casual dress.
While there were plenty of different options for dress, researchers found that the formal dress was the most popular choice, followed by the casual dress, which is also popular among women in Western countries.
The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, also found that women who chose formal dresses were more inclined to use the option of wearing a mask to mask their appearance, and that those who wore a mask were more comfortable with their appearance.
The researchers also found a link between wearing a formal outfit and an increased likelihood of women feeling more comfortable when in a job interview.
The research was done at the National University of Singapore, where the authors interviewed 822 women between the ages of 19 and 32.
They also surveyed women about their opinions on their attire and the types of people they work with.
They found that more than half of the women who were interviewed said that they felt pressured by their bosses to wear formal dress.
They were also more likely than the men to say that they would wear formal clothing in a formal setting, when in fact they were more interested in the “alternative” options, such as a loose-fitting suit.
This makes sense, since the “traditional” formal attire for women is usually associated with the office and the workplace.
In the workplace, formal wear tends to be associated with high-level authority and formal social interaction, whereas informal dress tends to have more “fun and playfulness” associated with it.
What’s more, while most of the studies on formal dress conducted so far have focused on women, the researchers found similar results when it came to men.
According a study published in March in the Journal of Work and Organization, men in general were more than twice as likely as women to say they would consider wearing formal dress in an interview setting.
However, women were more reluctant to say “no” to the idea of wearing formal clothing.
This was also the case when it comes to the mask.
In other words, women are more likely and more comfortable in wearing a “mask” to hide their facial expressions.
If you’re a man and you’ve never had to wear a mask, don’t worry, there’s no reason you can’t.
You just might be a little less likely to choose to wear one.
The bottom line: formal attire doesn’t necessarily have to be an official dress.
If your boss asks you to wear an official outfit, you might still be “official.”
You might be more likely, in fact, to wear the “non-official” clothing in which you’re comfortable, says Lauren Tapp, a professor of organizational behavior at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Tapp’s research shows that women tend to be less comfortable in the presence of people who are different from them.
This is because their bodies are more “mixed” — meaning that they don’t fit into certain social and formal categories.
And while there is no way to say what clothes you should wear in a professional setting, you can at least take the initiative to get comfortable with your personal style.
“Even if you don’t have to have the best-fitting formal dress, there are other ways you can have the look of confidence and professionalism you want to present in the workplace,” Tapp says.