Formal is boring and cannot be stylish” is a sort of a misconception now. Workwear has evolved from ‘one style suits all’ to become more flexible and supple so as to cover personal choices. Bold coloured dresses, a chic black blazer paired with classy cowl-neck top, pencil skirt or high-waist trousers now fit well in what is termed as the ‘business casuals’ wardrobe. Steadily, a trend is gaining popularity among a band of professionals who like to breathe a refreshing tinge of fashion into serious business dressing. The trend imbues job-friendly attire to suit the brand’s image. While some sectors certainly exude authority like bank managers, lawyers, politicians, and for them power dressing is imperative. Wearing clothes that are the right-fit, comfortable and do not restrict movement is important. The degrees of sartorial formality tend to vary among industries, companies and roles. For law firm professionals, it’s black coat, button-down shirt, trousers; sari or salwar kameez, pant-suit or top — anything but jeans. In case of start-ups, T-shirts, tops, sneakers can be easily included in the wardrobe, much in tune with the easy-going and flexible work atmosphere. In the bankin...