You got your JD, you passed the Bar, you landed a job—surely you can put a professional wardrobe together, right? It should be simple, but dressing for work as a female lawyer is a complex proposition.

For men, it’s more straightforward: wear a suit. For women, the standards for professional dress are more nuanced and ever-evolving. Still, it’s important to hit the ground running. After all, it only takes seven seconds to make a first impression. From your first job interview to your first jury selection—and every jury selection thereafter—first impressions are crucial.

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