I recently had a conversation with someone about two specific, and opposite, types of women in the work force. One type was the “hard woman” that you wouldn’t know was a woman if not for her breasts and the other was the “hot chick” that seemingly uses her looks to get what she wants.
The “hard woman” talks a big game, name drops, is rough around the edges, doesn’t cross her legs when she is wearing a skirt, and thinks that she has to act like a man in order to be taken serious in business.
The “hot chick” knows she’s hot, is only young once, wears skirts and fashion forward clothes to work, is feminine, well groomed, and doesn’t care if you don’t take her serious at first glance as once she starts talking the talk and walking the walk… she will be taken serious regardless of whether she dresses and acts like a lady.
I think I’m a combo of both. I’m not the girly girl type that uses sexuality to get ahead, but I’m also a liberated woman that is only young once and if I want to wear a skirt that falls above the knees with no tights underneath and four-inch heels, I will and I do. I also have a bit of masculine energy as I can be outspoken, aggressive, and don’t take sh*t from anyone. Men like doing business with me and it’s not just because I’m a “hot chick”. “Hot chicks” are a dime a dozen and many of them, men find rather annoying and would rather have a one-night stand with than conduct business with.
I’ve heard some “hard women” say that they have to work twice as hard as a “hot chick”, but I don’t think that is necessarily the case. As my dad used to tell me, “Good looks might get you in, but they won’t get you far.” In other words, after a while people expect you to prove yourself and they expect results.
People that have to work twice as hard are people that don’t know how to keep it simple, weed through the bullsh*t, prioritize, organize, etc., etc.
We at Wardrobe Wire say be free without being offensive. Mini skirts probably aren’t office appropriate, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw your femininity out the window. Embrace your lady hood, ladies! Actions speak louder than words and mini skirts.