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Before you start shopping for your corporate wardrobe, there are some essentials you need to keep in mind. Pixabay

Nothing screams business better than a crisp suit, but for women, even workwear options are aplenty. Before you start shopping for your corporate wardrobe, there are some essentials you need to keep in mind.

“It is essential to dress appropriately at the workplace for an everlasting impression because individuals who dress shabbily are never taken seriously at work. It goes without saying that one should avoid wearing jeans, capris, shorts, T-shirts or short dresses to work. Make sure you feel comfortable in whatever you wear and follow a professional dress code. It is not always necessary to wear expensive clothes rather wear something which looks good on you,” suggests Meha Bhargava, Founder

As per Meha, these are some basic essentials to have in your wardrobe while working in any corporate environment:

Power Suit

A nicely cut suit is always a must. Be it skirts or pants, depending on your company’s code of conduct, it needs to be crisp and sharp enough to make you look like the authority figure. And adding a slim/block heels never hurts.

Always have that trusted blazer in your wardrobe you could pull out in case of emergencies. Pixabay


Always have that trusted blazer you could pull out in case of emergencies. A checked blazer will turn almost every outfit formal.

Basics colors

Always have basic black/blue/grey trousers and some pastel and solid dark shade tops in your wardrobe. Even black/blue and white combinations can be life-savers.

Checked or printed pants

When you want to try something different yet simple, go for checked pants with a solid colour top or sweater. Adding a nice pair of solid colour sandals or shoes enhances the whole look.

High-waisted pencil skirts

This is the kind of trend which has been carried forward since the 70s. A shirt and a nicely cut high-waist pencil skirt have been a staple. When in doubt, go back to the basics.

Denim with formal shirt and blazer

For those “Casual Fridays” when you want to keep it light yet professional. A semi-formal shirt, jeans and casual shoes are never off the mark.

The type of shoes you wear can make or break the look. Pixabay

Layering with pants

Just add a simple coloured cardigan/scarf over your shirt and pants to elevate your look.


In case of accessories in the workplace, it is nice to keep effortless and simple. What can be a part of your ensemble — a handbag, a delicate chain with a small pendant, a watch, delicate earrings.


The type of shoes you wear can make or break the look. Experiment with the type of heels. Sometimes, a basic outfit can be uplifted with a pair of coloured heels. For the days you know you have meetings and you have to be on your feet, go for either loafers or low-heeled wedges. For other days wedges and block heels are your best friends. For office parties keep a trendy pair like alligator pumps or animal print to add to your style.

Harshita Gupta Founder, Hail Women says that formals are a fashion statement in itself, and has these tips for when you shop for corporate wear.

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Understand your body type

The Indian body type is far curvier than other countries, and it can be tough for many women to fit in standard size chart. To ensure your workwear is comfortable and easy-to-go in all settings, pick your perfect size by making it custom fit. (IANS)



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Killer Smog in Delhi.

Developed by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, a Decision Support System (DSS) that extends the ability of the existing air quality early warning system (AQEWS) to have decision-making capability for air quality management in Delhi-NCR was launched on Tuesday.

The website for the DSS ( is designed to help the Commission for Air Quality Management for NCR and Adjoining Areas (CAQM) by delivering quantitative information about the contribution of emissions from Delhi and its 19 surrounding districts; the contribution of emissions from eight different sectors in Delhi; and the contribution from biomass-burning activities in the neighbouring states.

These information would assist in managing the air quality in a timely manner, a release from the Ministry of Earth Sciences said.

The need was stated by the CAQM, which was formed by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, during a meeting held in January 2021.

Recently, the Commission reviewed the progress made by IITM and had in principle approved the current version of DSS for air quality management in the Delhi-NCR. The IITM has also developed a new website for DSS with the entire system made operational, the release said.

Union Minister of State for Earth Sciences, Jitendra Singh, while launching the website for AQEWS on the occasion of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' week organised by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, said, "DSS is a significant contribution to 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' on behalf of MoES and IITM and suggestions are invited on this issue."

The website also has a feature whereby the users can create their own emission reduction scenarios (from 20 different districts, including Delhi) so as to examine the possible projected improvement in air quality in Delhi for the next five days.

"This information would explicitly highlight the most important emission sources responsible for the degradation of air quality in Delhi and suggest possible solutions to ameliorate the same. With a plethora of quantitative data, the AQEWS integrated with DSS could become a user-friendly tool for air-quality management in and around Delhi," the release said. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: Delhi, India, Pollution, IITM, Ministry of Earth Sciences