A friend was just telling me how a certain national brand are interested in her input and support. As disclaimer, it’s none of my current clients for reasons which will become apparent shortly. I’m so excited for her, it’s great news. Especially as I introduced them to each other….
Anyway, her conversations are with a man in the company. I’d been talking to the same person at the same time, about something entirely different. What struck me was the fact that comment had been made on her generous bosom by the person in question. I wasn’t sure at the time if it was appropriate or not but she metaphorically brushed it off and told me that she gets it every single day…
Now we don’t know if it’s company priorities here or the fact that he was very interested in her chest that’s got her progressing her ideas with them. She doesn’t care either way at the moment… But we’re now thinking of a clinical trial to see how he reacts to people based on bosom sizes and hair colour.
It’s led me to think I’ve got a new dimension to add to the cliche “not what you know, but who you know” because it’s obviously influenced by what you look like as well! Am minded to start testing reactions based on whether I’m in a low cut top or not. I wonder if women are less likely to engage with other women who have very low cut tops on or uber short skirts?
Or maybe I should focus on getting these three publications to print on schedule? Do you wonder what people think about what you look like when you’re working? What are your top things to make sure you do and don’t do when going out to work from a clothing perspective?