Workwear needn’t be dull and practical. Look the business in everything from skirt suits to dress coats, says Francesca Craggs.

Gone are the days when only a two-piece suit would pass as suitable office attire. Today women’s workwear takes on many different guises.

From this season’s power-dressing, to something a little more on the casual side, anything goes for the office in 2009.

For those who want to make a bold statement, autumn/winter collections have a wealth to offer. It’s all about the shoulders this season and high street collections are brimming with some great workwear options. Jackets and shirts with statement shoulders are not only stylish, but very ‘now’ and extremely smart. Wear statement shoulders with confidence, but don’t forget to keep the bottom half of your outfit understated. A sleek black pencil skirt or tailored trousers are a great way to complete the look.

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