The Best Women's Business Casual Outfits To Wear In A Male-Dominated Office

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So many options, so little time.

Finding the perfect business casual outfit for a male-dominated workplace can be tricky. Business casual clothing is a vague and broad term— and you never know what to wear to a new office until you have some time to pick up the office vibe. So if you're looking for some business casual options than you want to stay true to your own style but while still knowing how to dress professional in a new office. Business casual can mean a lot of things, so you're bound to find an outfit choice that works for you.

And if you're a woman in a mostly male office, what to wear to work becomes even trickier. Hopefully you got a vibe of the office style during your interview, but dressing for your first day of work is different. Make sure to explore all of the different business casual outfits, styles, and combinations before deciding what works best for you.

So whether you're looking to start at a new office or you're just giving your old wardrobe a reboot, there are plenty of different outfit choices that will work for you. Here are some ideas of the best outfits for a business casual office. Because the men in the office shouldn't affect what you wear— it's all about what makes you feel confident and sexy.

Trousers With A Tie Waist Are Chic Business Casual

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Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with a synched waist paired with a simple, snug black top. You can dress it up with heels, but it will still look great with flat if you want to keep things slightly more casual. You can mix up the colors, but this red-orange option shows you how much you can pack a punch and still look professional.

Nail Business Casual In A Man's Office With The Perfect Button Down

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You don't need to go starchy took look professional. This looser button down is just as slick and even more sophisticated, with a softer look than a traditional power suits. A bright pair of heels gives it in a nice extra touch but, let's be real, you'll probably be swapping that clutch for a laptop bag. And it will look just as good.

Embrace A Business Casual Blazer

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These cropped trousers still look office-ready thanks to a snazzy blazer. It's great for dressing up any outfit to look more professional. And if you choose a modern cut like this one, it'll take you straight through to afterwork drinks without batting an eye.

Keep Business Casual Feminine With A Statement Necklace

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This outfit shows you how going simple and elegant with your clothing choices let's you go big with the jewelry— and still look ready for any big meeting. You can keep a feminine touch even in a male workplace by jazzing up your accessories. Though you may want to ditch the sunglasses, at least while you're inside.

A Trench Coat Is A Menswear Business Casual Dream

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She's wearing jeans, she's wearing flats, she's wearing sunglasses— and she still look professional AF. How? A trench coat. The right coat can make all the difference— and keep you looking like a mature, professional adult. No matter what else your'e wearing.

Use Your Business Casual To Go Full Menswear-Inspired

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Menswear can be just as feminine as you make it. If you really want to make a statement in a male-dominated environment, why not try an outfit that comes straight from their playbook? Tailored correctly, a suit, shirt— even a vest and tie— can be the ultimate combination of sexy and professional. Don't be afraid to break outside of your normal mold.


Figuring out to wear at new office is always a little tricky. You're still struggling to figure out the vibe— you don't want to underdress or overdress. And let's be real— business casual is very vague. And things get even trickier if you're a woman in male workplace. So don't let the men of the office dictate your work choices— where what makes you feel sexy, strong, and professional. There are so many different options and combinations of outfits— don't be afraid to play around and find what work for you.

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