By Leader Contributor Emma Horton

When it comes to choosing appropriate attire for the workplace, it’s no secret that women have many more options than men do – and thanks to online shopping, there are now more choices than ever before.

Because of the solemnity of the day-to-day duties of a female caring professional, it may be more difficult to find suitable outfits to wear than it is for those in other industries.

Here are some modern options that are considered appropriate in other business fields that provide the mobility and comfort needed by female caring professionals.

We’d love to hear what you think. Do you think these options would work for female professionals in the industry? Comment on this article or email us at

Option 1

Basic Sweater with Printed Midi-Length Skirt and Nude Flats

Ideas for Tops:
LOFT Shoulder Button Sweater ($49.50)

Similar Skirts:
LOFT Dotted Pull-On Midi Skirt ($69.50)
Target Floral-Print High-Rise Pleated Midi Skirt ($27.99)

Ideas for Shoes: 
Target Microsuede Pointed Toe Ballet Flat ($14.99)
Sam Edelman Rodney d’Orsay Flats ($70)

Option 2

Subtle Print Blazer with Formal Joggers and Strappy Low Heels

(From Nordstrom: Jacket and Jogger)

Similar Blazers:
ASOS Heartbreak Double Breasted Blazer in Multi-Check ($45)
Topshop Double-Breasted Plaid Blazer ($110)

Similar Pants:
Gap Drapey Joggers ($54)
Zara Zippered Cigarette Pants ($39.90)

Shoe Ideas:
ASOS Design Lifetime Pointed Ballet Flats ($29)
Lane Bryant Two-Piece Ankle Strap Flat ($39.95)

Option 3

Co-ord Suit with Nude Heels

Similar Co-Ord Suit:
Essential Structured Blazer ($69.99) and Straight Cotton Trousers ($49.99) in Navy

Ideas for Shoes:
Everlane The Double Strap Block Heel Sandal ($145)

Option 4

Classic Black Dress with Black Chunky Heels

Similar Dresses:
Unique Vintage Plus Size 1960s Style Black Long Sleeve Mod Wiggle Dress ($58)
Eileen Fisher Washable Stretch Crepe Shift Dress ($118)

Chunky Heels:
ALDO Alaska Women’s Heels ($80)
Circus by Sam Edelman Suzanna Mules ($39.99)

Other items you may consider adding to your wardrobe:

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