If you haven't read all the way through the latest issue of Marie Claire yet, you'll want to slip directly to page 139. That's where CNBC anchor Becky Quick gives fashion advice to a twenty-seven year old Bank of America assistant bond trader Lucia Knight.
"Wall Street may be 95 percent men, but don't dress like one," Quick says. "But don't dress like a girly-girl either."
She also says she occasionally looked fat and garish in her early appearances on CNBC, and then immediately brags about being "petite." More after the jump.
Overnight, I went from being a financial reporter for The Wall Street Journal who wore jeans to being on-camera. I only owned one suit, and I had to safety-pin the pants. Then I bought 10 cheap, garishly colored suits that hung all wrong. I looked at least 20 pounds heavier on the air.
Get measured by a tailor, and then seek out designers who cut for your body--Tahari works well for petite frames like mine. Since your work wardrobe doesn't have to be this season, scour the outlets.
How to Dress for the Job You Want [Marie Claire]