7 Things Women in Corporate Offices Would Never Wear

Tune into an episode of Law & Order or The West Wing, and it's immediately obvious: What you wear to work matters, especially in a formal environment. While you personally may not undergo the same amount of daily drama endured by the lawyers and politicians you see on TV, there's still a set of guidelines when it comes to getting dressed. While every office may have its own distinct set of rules (whether or not jeans fly on Fridays, for example), there are general principles that many women follow when dressing for a more conservative setting.

To help break down the dos and don'ts, we turned to our sister site Who What Wear's Insider community on Facebook to tell us about their own experiences with corporate dressing. From the footwear to avoid at all costs (sorry, Birkenstocks) to the simple guideline on bra straps, you'll find the yeas and nays of corporate dressing according to the women who know best. Read on for the seven things to avoid wearing, along with exactly what to opt for instead.