While once us girls were limited to trouser suits when it came to office outfits, there is now so much choice that we can actually look fashionable as well as smart.
This is according to Company magazine’s Oonagh Brennan, who said that there is now a wealth of options available, whether you want a boyish look or a more strong feminine feel.
"It’s not just boring, bog standard, school uniform type of stuff," she insisted, suggesting that a white shirt with a waistcoat could be a good look for 2010, as could tailored bodycon dresses.
A recent report by Mintel found that a quarter of women don’t mind paying more for good quality work clothes, while one in ten girls has bought smarter workwear in the past 12 months to get ahead.
For a stylish yet fashionable look, you could pair your office clothes with some elegant opaque or sheer tights from MyTights.com.
We love Trasparenze Amleto Tights, which have a smart diamond net pattern and would look fantastic with a knee-length pencil skirt.