In the world of business, knowing how to push the dress code envelope can make all the difference between credibility and dismissive ridicule
It’s official. “Today” co-host Ann Curry is one of television’s most stylish women. So says a recent New York Times piece that evaluated Ann’s fashion-forward clothing choices.
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Ann Curry’s style, is absolutely an eye opener and pleaser when it comes to appearing stylish and current.
She’s stunning and talks with a deep authoritative voice which enhances her credibility.
However it should be noted that prior positions had her dressing more conservatively. As a co-host, she now has earned the credentials and right to be more out there. Her audience is varied in age and she does not have to walk into a board room of dark power suits where she would need to compete to be heard. In the corporate world, she would have a tough time being taken seriously in bubblegum pink swing dresses and stiletto heels.
What is interesting is that her co-anchor Matt (Lauer) dresses to kill but keeps more conservative. In the world of business, Matt proves that while it is alright to push the envelope it is important to remember these key rules;
1. Know your industry
2. Fit in and stand out at the same time
3. Don’t be distracting or seductive
4. Dress for your next position
5. Look how those on top dress
(even Bill Gates upped his style as he became more visible…got new glasses, better clothes and certainly a more current haircut
6. If you want to be a trendsetter, opt for more conservative in business world but create your own signature style, i.e. Regis with his monochromatic tie and shirt of several years ago. I believe he may even had his own line out to capitalize on his own style but not sure if he got paid or manufacturers copied him.