When First Lady, Michelle Obama, posed for her White House portrait she received mixed reviews about the sleeveless dress she wore. Some thought the black dress adorned with pearls was classy while some thought she should have covered up her arms in order to symbolize purity, decorum, and professionalism. While many have their opinions on Michelle Obama’s White House portrait, A*Cute Consultants believe that bearing arms can be professional, depending on the atmosphere and the style of top worn.
While chatting with colleagues from various professional settings, we heard accounts of women wearing halter tops and spaghetti strap shirts to work. While every woman has the right to bear arms, let’s remember that our image as a woman should reflect dignity for one’s self and respect for your job and co-workers. Casual, party, and professional attire all have their appropriate place; choose your clothing accordingly.