Cecily introduces the perfect solution for your working wardrobe: The Business Dress
We all know that your contribution in the workplace shouldn’t be measured on what you wear. However, no woman can deny that knowing you look your best does wonders for your confidence in the boardroom, as it were (!).
But getting the right look is something that many professional women don’t find that easy. For decades now, women have been led to believe that they needed to “power dress” to be taken seriously as work, that is to wear complicated, multi-piece outfits that “look a bit like suits”. Not only is it time-consuming for women to find separate items such as shirts, skirts/trousers and jackets, they are often ill-fitting and therefore not always particularly flattering.
Louise and Sarah at Cecily know that the modern career woman cares about fashion without compromising her role in the workplace, understanding completely the importance of the image she portrays to her clients and colleagues. They want to offer corporate ladies the opportunity to wear something created especially for them, an outfit that is stylish but practical, sophisticated but versatile, modest whilst also being incredibly feminine. They are bringing THE DRESS back to work.
Why a dress?
It is the simplicity of wearing one piece that makes the dress such practical office wear. Cecily’s capsule collection of designs, each expertly tailored in beautiful fabrics, need only to be teamed with essential accessories – that perfect coat, bag and shoes. Also, the ladies at Cecily have carefully considered length, sleeves and necklines so each style is not only office appropriate, but also demure and elegant, ensuring their customers send the right message and attract the right interest. Since we all know it is not unusual to be expected to make an instant transformation from boardroom to the bar, each dress is also highly adaptable and can be easily restyled, perhaps just by changing your shoes or adding a pair of earrings.
Any top Cecily picks?
Although all the dresses are perfect for any office situation, Louise and Sarah do offer some ideas for purpose and styling. Josephine, for example, is chic and elegant, perfect for a client presentation; Alexia and Elena’s fuss-free styles are great for those days “on the go”, easily slipping under coats and jackets; Vanessa’s little pockets and beautiful stretch cotton fabric give it a more relaxed, comfortable feel for those casual office Fridays.
Who wears Cecily?
Although still new on the scene, Cecily is already being championed by some of the most highly respected women in media and business, including Karren Brady, Kate Garraway and the BBC’s Louise Minchin.
Each of these women are acutely aware of how much their presentation matters and that they need to look a certain way if they want to get the right attention, but never shy away from their inherent femininity.