How to dress for a conf-call?

The lockdown did cut our social life into halves. We speak without touching and see only the upper part of our fellow humans.

As we get to put 50% of our being out there, why not make the best of it. We do not have much to do anyways (well that’s if you do not have kids).

I share my quick fix to half dress professionally in order to make a memorable impression on screen.

Not here to judge your sweat pants but make sure you wear some. The moment you stand up to pick up something may come.

Here are my ideas to start your carrier as an anchorwoman.

I/ Wear a top that’s interesting per se

1/ With a beautiful print


2/ A memorable detail

Such as a pussy bow

3/ A different neckline

4/ A collar popping 

White collars always look put together.

Eighties inspo

II/ Add jewels

1/ Necklaces

2/ Earrings

Along with a big collar screaming for attention

3/ Bracelets and rings

They’ll be noticed when you hand gesture but make sure they’re not speaking too. There no be seen not heard.

III/ Put some lipstick on.

While fundation and mascara barely get noticed through screen, lipstick won’t be missed.

Oh, and one las wise advise. Wait until the call is over to use the bathroom.

And you? How do you dress for conf call? 

Virus free bisous

PS: I too work through screen! Contact me for a distance styling session to make the best of your closet while in lockdown. Email alois@dresslikeaparisian. com for a free first call.

10 Responses to “How to dress for a conf-call?”
  1. Vivien says:

    Oh my god, the video is so funny (and I’m so ashamed for her in the same time)!

  2. Juhi says:

    The Sezane printed blouse is oh-so-beautiful. Loving all the extra content from you on blog and Instagram as a bright spot during this time.

    I will try some of these ideas for my next call; especially like the lipstick as it makes me feel better too! My tip for conference calls particularly with clients is to throw on a blazer or even an open cardigan. The layer adds polish and looks like you made an effort

  3. Meredith says:

    Hi Alois! The silver lining to the situation is getting to see and hear from you more often!

    Thanks for this up to the minute and very practical article.

  4. MABdePARIS says:

    Pas de visioconférence professionnel dans mon cas, mais oui pour les rendez-vous visio avec la famille et les amis.
    Alors oui aux belles boucles d’oreilles et colliers un peu volumineux, un rouge à lèvres ou un gloss qui illumine le teint.
    De toutes façons, quand ça va mal, j’ai tendance à faire plus attention à ma tenue et à mon maquillage: ma “tenue” me permet de mieux tenir!

    • Aloïs Guinut says:

      Je suis tout à fait d’accord avec vous! Il m’arrive de m’habiller alors que je télétravaille juste pour créer un sas entre mon lit et mon bureau

  5. Thank you! I’m working telehealth and also dressing from the waist up (usually jeans on the bottom). I hadn’t thought of the bold color plus big earring, but I rather like it. Big earrings and chunky necklaces are my friends!

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