Only a few short weeks ago I was asked to dress in business casual wear for a function at work. At this request, I was overcome with anxiety and doubt that I would be able to pull it off. I knew that of the clothes I own, slim to none could qualify as professional wear. That night, I went home and tried on ten different combinations of clothes that I thought could possibly fill the bill. I felt disappointed and confused about the whole process. The main problem I encountered was that I didn’t have knowledge of what “business casual” consisted of, and I didn’t feel confident about the choices from my closet. I felt embarrassed that I didn’t know how to dress appropriately, and didn’t know how to get help in this area.
Shortly after this happened, Kristin let us know that they were aware that most of us felt this way and that they were reaching out to Dignity U Wear for some clothing donations to help equip us with appropriate clothing for the workplace. I was relieved that this issue was recognized and being addressed for survivors. They also told us that they planned to teach us how to dress professionally and give us business women makeovers!
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