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Zoom tops

Remember getting all dressed up to go out — to birthday parties, dinner dates, office holiday gatherings? (We don’t, either.) These days, festive dressing has taken on a different shape…

Zoom tops

Zoom tops are the new version of “going out tops” — pieces that help you feel put-together, or make an everyday occasion a little more special. Whether it’s for a work meeting, a holiday gathering, or catching up with friends and family, here are some of our go-to tops to throw on with jeans or leggings (or heck, even pajama pants) and instantly look polished.

Zoom tops

Patterns are one of our go-tos, especially in easy neutrals. This windowpane check peplum top looks great with jeans, black slacks, faux leather leggings (the list goes on). We also love the cute back buttons.

Zoom tops

How amazing is this pleated blouse? With its floaty silhouette and shimmery metallic dots, it’s perfect for virtual holiday gatherings or Zoom cocktails. Anne, above, wears it with this tinted lip balm in deep, which makes your whole face brighter.

Zoom tops

Bright colors look great on camera, which is certainly the case with this Liberty print blouse.

Zoom tops

To round out the look, Anne paired it with Palais Royal lipstick, for an extra pop of color. Cheerful hues help make your face look more vibrant, which is very welcome for early meetings.

Zoom tops

Last but never least, for lounging and chatting with family and friends, there are few things better than a classic chambray shirt. The collar makes it look polished, while the chambray is as comfy as can be. Here, Anne paired it with this lip pencil in Rikugien, for a subtle hint of color.

What tops have you been wearing the most these days? Do you have any go-to Zoom looks?

(Photos by Christine Han for Cup of Jo. Thanks to our friend Anne Serrano-McClain for modeling. This post is sponsored by Nordstrom, a store we’ve loved for years. Thanks for supporting the brands that help keep Cup of Jo running.)

  1. I have never been more grateful than this year to be a potter and never have to do zoom meetings and be able to wear whatever sturdy, comfortable thing I want to every day. I’ve always hated ‘office attire’ and trying to make it work for zoom sounds even worse. My only workwear consideration: can it stand up to getting dirty? ;)

  2. Chelsea says...

    I just about never, ever order recommended clothing items (partially because I’m in Canada where shipping and duties/taxes can make things crazy) but our local department store sells the Topshop shirt and I ordered it! Fingers crossed it arrives in time for virtual holiday celebrations. It’s a departure from my usual style but something about it made my heart sing.

  3. Christie says...

    Pajamas/lounge wear and a cotton blazer. Braless if not noticeable. Welcome to the era of zoom!

    I’ve also found myself able to go 3-5 days without washing my hair thanks to dry shampoo and a shower cap. Loving it.

    If I’m giving a presentation or teaching I try to wear a bright colored blazer as it shows up better. (Something I never wore before the zoom era.)

    My pre-pandemic self would be horrified but whatever gets me through 5-11 hours/day of zoom calls I consider a win.

    • Christie says...

      Also – forgot to add that I bought a variety pack of cheap oversized blue light glasses. My students (college aged) are LOVING them. (Pink, blue, green, etc) They started wearing them and comparing styles with me haha. Another fun trend that I’ve found also helps with eye strain

  4. HH says...

    Some days I am on video conference calls for a total of 5 hours. It is EXHAUSTING. Back in April a colleague and I, still young and naive to the idea we would be doing this for so long, did a lipstick challenge- we would wear lipstick any day we had video calls and would send each other a selfie!

    I also used to be a person who would put effort into making my hair look nice and pick out outfits for work (something I enjoyed, but no doubt felt beholden to for external reasons). Now, 10 months into this ordeal, I am in full blown athleisure and a messy top knot. While the before-me would have probably been a tad appalled by my “professional attire” these days, the 2020 me is proud of my letting go of appearances/holding myself to an unattainable beauty standard, and for totally kicking ass at my job during such a stressful time. An unexpected lesson, from a year full of unexpectedness.

  5. Hilary says...

    I am usually not too into round-up posts – I like what I like and not super into deviating from that – but I love ALLLLL of these! Maybe that has something to do with being 6-weeks postpartum and finally feeling (and starting to look) like myself again.

    Anyway – super here for these floofy tops! And yes, floofy is definitely a word.

  6. Veronica Aguirre says...

    I throw a sweater over my pajamas for Zoom meetings.

  7. E says...

    Man… every time you feature someone… I just want you to also do their house tour!!! Her bedroom looks awesome, that floor light? Also… the pleated sleeve blouse is very cute haha ;)

  8. Chelsea says...

    I don’t think we should feel the pressure to adjust our wardrobe to “look good on camera.” These tops are cute, but I don’t need the extra pressure to look good. I’m still getting my job done!

    • Chandra says...

      I feel the same! I’d also love a deeper conversation into this new world, where work has come into what most people consider their sanctuary and has forced us all into feeling pressure to be “camera ready.” I sincerely appreciate companies who minimize zooms, have flexible camera on policies and the like. I’ve actually started calling co-workers by phone to alleviate the screen fatigue of zooming and producing on my computer all day and it’s helped a little.

  9. Hayley B says...

    I haven’t had to do too many Zoom calls, thank goodness, but the few times I did I was completely confused by the new dos and donts, like when to turn off the camera for ppl to speak and to preserve bandwidth on weaker connections. I’d much rather stick to emails!

    As for Zoom friendly tops, I’m sure these blouses are perfectly lovely but I know they’d make me look like a massive tent-wearing whale. That much volume in a top without a clearly defined silhouette is NOT flattering on my body shape.

  10. Ellen says...

    I literally don’t think it’s possible for Annie to look any cuter. Love these looks.

    I normally don’t wear makeup at home, but I have found that even a lip tint of some kind + mascara makes a big difference with how put together I look on video calls, so I’ve started doing that once in a while.

    I recently made my first purchase from Sezane, a lightweight sweater with a scalloped neckline, that looks quite good on video as well. Definitely all about the pretty tops that are also warm!!

  11. shopgirl says...

    My face looks best with something white close up, so I usually wear a white shirt, white blouse or simple white t-shirt under a sweater ….

  12. Crystal says...

    I live Anne’s hoop earrings! Can you share the source?

  13. CS says...

    Anne looks amazing! I like the first look the best because I wear black a lot. But, I’m going to add a brighter lip like in the photo.

  14. Jax says...

    Is that Anne’s own beautiful, restful home or someone else’s? I want a house tour!!

    • Megan says...

      Me too! House tour!

    • September Gerety says...

      A good chair is life-changing! (Never knew this before last spring, because I mostly worked in planes, airports, and hotel rooms…) I bet if you can swing getting one it will help pull you out of the slump!

  15. laura says...

    ‘Cheerful hues help make your face look more vibrant, which is very welcome for early meetings’…. unless the lighting is bad and then you just look ghastly! :)

  16. Hannah Y says...

    We were told not to wear patterns, especially small ones, for Zoom meetings/presentations, so it’s been a lot of boring, bland tops for me. I want to try the whole Zoom earring thing, but I have VERY sensitive ears. Any recommendations????

    • Isabelle says...

      What’s the reasoning for no patterns? Was that a rule for your in-person work as well?

    • Kelly says...

      I recommend polymer clay earrings! There are a bunch of different companies that do this (and you can find a lot of them on Instagram and probably Etsy). I have some from Skinny Dip Jewelry (skinnydipjewelry . com), and I really like them because they are super-lightweight (and cute, obviously) with sterling silver posts.

    • jules says...

      I’m guessing this is a carry-over from traditional advice about wearing solids if you’re going to be on TV or doing a traditional photo shoot. Zoom is both a different quality, lighting and context. I don’t think you have to worry about moire on zoom (?) or clashing.

    • Lisa says...

      I agree, pattern on Zoom or Microsoft teams can be very distracting. As someone who has worked from home for 9 years I find all these posts and emails selling me ‘what to wear when working from home’ hilarious. CLOTHES – just wear your clothes, there really is NO need to buy anything new.

  17. M says...

    I’ve been wearing colorful earrings with a black top (which is, tbh, most of my closet), and it makes a huge difference! Plus, I get at least a “I LOVE YOUR EARRINGS” comment every meeting.

    My org was very anti-camera up until about September, until there became a prevalence of stress and conflicts – we were all so tired (lol, and it was only September), cranky, and lonely, that we had forgotten that there’s a person on the other side of the email. Our CEO started encouraging “cameras on, if possible” – not mandatory – but it made a WORLD OF DIFFERENCE. People started joking more, and just seeing someone smiling or trying not to laugh during a meeting influenced my mood in a surprisingly dramatic and positive way. It sounds so lame but there is so much connection to be found by looking at people’s faces.

    • Megan says...

      YES! Agree on all fronts. Unless I am really looking/feeling like death and still have a bathrobe on, I turn the camera on. Love the idea of using earrings to up my zoom game. Maybe an excuse to actually buy some of the earrings I’ve been lusting after from here: https://www.sigfusdesigns.com/shop

  18. Amanda says...

    This year I am on ZOOM for about four hours daily with my 3rd graders. We received permission to ax the fussy teacher attire if we are teaching in the school, told to keep it simple and easy to wash.
    I have a rotation of four men’s long sleeve tops from Target, white, black, green and pink. 0n Wednesday’s I pair my pink top, my hot pink mask(MN indoor mask mandate) and my pink sneakers(although they can’t see) and my scrub bottoms with the pink hearts.
    I miss variety and dressing up but with a 2 year old at home too, its nice to not have to plan for outfits at 6 am.
    *My students don’t know the reference but I always get a little excited “On Wednesday’s we wear pink”(Mean Girls).

  19. M says...

    Beautiful model and great tips and feedback as always from this community.

    I was just thinking that perhaps COJ could start exploring some of the ways readers are changing careers/adopting new ones during this time.

    • Jean says...

      What a lovely, fantastic idea!

  20. Lauren says...

    This week in random festive dressing: I had a command performance at the DMV to renew my license, and I had to take a new picture because I’m upgrading to the enhanced ID for air travel. It hadn’t really occurred to me that my dyed-bright-blue-to-make-myself-laugh pandemic hair was *going to be in an official photo,* but when it did, I decided to fully commit to an intense look and wore a leopard-print dress with ruffled shoulders. I looked like a Venusian rodeo clown and it was immensely satisfying.

    • Abesha1 says...

      But what did they put as your hair color???

    • Lauren says...

      In NY they don’t ask! Just eye color and height.

    • nadine says...

      love this!!!! and yes, what did they write? i need to know, hahaha

    • Vero says...

      Wow, REALLY wish we could see this picture!!

  21. Kelly says...

    For me, this is the year of the statement headband. I used to love accessorizing with shoes and bold patterned pants, but now I am either in leggings or sweats on bottom, and a sweater with a fun headband on top. (Dangly earrings clatter against my earbuds, so I keep it simple in that department too.)

    • M says...

      Oooh can you link some of your finds!

    • Camille says...

      Another headband girl here! Even before the pandemic I always sported one to work. It keeps my hair off my face, helps my roundish face look less wide somehow and pulls my look together way better than any other accessory. I have one in almost every colour of the rainbow! It’s the best.

  22. Emilie says...

    Not an outfit, but I just bought one of those ring lights that clips on to my laptop or phone and it makes SUCH a difference on Zoom calls. It was maybe $15 from E.L.F. and it keeps me from looking dead! Also – tinted lip balm, cream blush, and filled in brows. These are my go-tos now whenever I have a video meeting. Even in person when I’m wearing a mask, if I do only one thing now I fill in my eyebrows.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      good tip!!!

    • Isabelle says...

      I work facing a window so the daylight illuminates my face very evenly, and everyone always comments on how I look like I have professional lighting! Little do they know, it’s just because my old-as-dirt apartment doesn’t have overhead lighting…

  23. Jen says...

    I work for Microsoft, we use Teams obviously. We all stopped using our cameras at least sometime last year. Which, thank god! I don’t know how everyone is doing it. We also have weeks during COVID that are reserved as No Meeting weeks – If you’re company isn’t already doing this, do it!

    • courtney says...

      We do ‘no meeting Fridays’, and I find it really refreshing to have a day dedicated to getting your own stuff done with no interruptions!

    • janelle says...

      no meeting weeks sounds amazing. so burnt out on phone calls which seem to have multiplied

    • Jen G. says...

      We were told that we are expected to turn ON our cameras for all calls. So, from having our cameras off, we have to turn them all on now! In addition, we have 3-5 times a day, and it is exhausting! I like your policy at MS!

    • Vish says...

      Ok this sounds amazing I work for a place where they encourage you to always have zoom on and I hate it! I also have a support role with 0 customer interaction but tons of meetings. Going to put this as a suggestion!

  24. Ann says...

    i need. my go to top is a plain white t-shirt and a cute patterned skirt/pants, but on zoom (& any place where one sits down at a table, actually), i am so plain. btw, my son, when i visit, makes a bet with his wife that i will show up in a white t 🙄

  25. Mary says...

    what is the laptop resting on in the 5th picture? Always trying to figure out how to get the right angle – for the chin(s) issue…

    • Isabelle says...

      Do you use an external monitor or keyboard? It’s going to be really hard to get the webcam at the proper height if you also need to be typing on your laptop. External webcams are pretty cheap though, you could always get one and hook it up to a tripod or set it up on top of a stack of books!

    • Mary W says...

      Isabelle, I set up my laptop as a second monitor and then I can still use the external keyboard. When I have a Teams meeting, I move the Teams window over to the laptop screen so I can look in the camera. I’d still like a full-size second monitor, but this works well for now.

  26. Caitlin says...

    I am in such a WFH slump. Ratty clothes, bad lighting, and my back is killing me because of my crappy chair. And I just have no motivation to address any of these things haha. Maybe one day I’ll get excited to get dressed again.

    • liz says...

      I’m 100% with you on all of that. Including the no motivation to fix it part! I don’t know if I should be concerned or not…. lol. Thankfully, we only do voice, not video, calls at my job.

    • Megan says...

      Right there with you! I have no interest in expanding beyond sweatpants. In fact, I just bought another pair to add to my rotation. It almost feels wrong to be wearing jeans at home these days! As for tops, it’s just Madewell tees. Oh, and I definitely need to invest in an actual office chair. My IKEA chair ain’t gonna cut it much longer but how are office chairs so expensive?!

  27. Ann says...

    I love top shop!

  28. Emma says...

    I’ve realized that it doesn’t matter what I wear for a shirt, as long as I have lipstick and earrings on I feel pulled together! But one downside of all the zooming is I’ve become very aware of what I look like when I’m talking and I’ve realized…my lips are crooked!! I had never noticed that before until I was forced to look at myself in every zoom meeting. I wonder if my lopsided mouth is as noticeable to everyone else as it is to me…

    • Meg says...

      My mom has a lopsided smile, and it’s her trademark! I think I’m the only one who has noticed, but it looks like she’s got an idea or a secret. I inherited a tiny tilt, but not as much as hers. I think asymmetry is beautiful!

    • Sonja says...

      it’s not noticeable to others – I almost guarantee! its soooo much easier to be critical of ourselves but the other person is for sure not thinking about it. I read this thing once somewhere that there’s an idea in French culture that differences in features are actually an *asset* that makes a woman unique and special! That crooked tooth, those freckles, they are simply what makes you YOU. I loved this thought and it didn’t feel cheesy but chic and simple in acceptance. Emma, your lopsided mouth is a French beauty ;)

    • Megan says...

      I recently turned off self-view on Zoom and it made a world of difference. It’s honestly Zoom-changing.

  29. Em says...

    I am impressed by people who do real outfits (or even waist up real outfits) these days. I angle my camera so it’s neck-up and I am bra-less and wearing a tshirt or sweatshirt 100% of the time. I work at a tech company where my uniform at the office was jeans + sweater + boots or sneakers. So this isn’t that big of a departure, but in-office, I did used to wear a bra :P

    It feels like glasses are my only bit of fashion in 2020! I wear big over-ear headphones on calls so earrings aren’t even visible. I got two new pairs of glasses to expand my collection this year.

  30. Eliot says...

    These are all lovely and the model is stunning, as are the tops, and the lipstick, and the first picture especially might be single-handedly responsible for me getting my zoom act together in the new year.

  31. Michaela says...

    Liberty print forever!

  32. Stephanie says...

    I did the exact same thing in the spring–down to the exact pieces of the outfit. I was so nervous the whole time that they would somehow *know*, but of course they didn’t, and it all turned out fine!

    Being pregnant during this pandemic had a lot of drawbacks, but wardrobe was not one of them.

    • Sara says...

      Right? The money I have saved not having to purchase work-friendly maternity clothes…

  33. R says...

    I realized mid November I was still wearing jeans at home and what a travesty that was. I wanted to buy my sister some soft pants for studying at home for Christmas and got her a pair of Outdoor Voices sweatpants on sale. I got myself a pair as well. Now I never want to take them off, but only have the one pair. It’s a bit of a problem.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      I have worn sweats every day as well! The coziest.

  34. Max says...

    I was 8.5 months pregnant this fall when I had a series of zoom interviews for fellowships. The night before the first interview, it dawned on me that the one suit I own would not fit and all of my maternity wear was ultra-casual. I ended up wearing the most loose fitting of my blouses (which covered about half of my belly), my suit jacket (which I definitely could not button), and a pair of elastic-waisted shorts on the bottom. On the zoom screen, the look totally worked, no one needed to know I was pregnant during the interview, and I ended up not needing to buy any fancy maternity interview wear! The silver linings of a pandemic…

    • Elspeth says...

      Love this! Well done Max!

    • Emily says...

      I nurse my daughter and pump regularly during zoom meetings – camera on but carefully angled to only show from the shoulders up! It’s been a huge benefit of Zoom. I’m fairly sure that 95% of the people on the call don’t realize what I’m doing (and the 5% that have figured it out don’t care).

  35. .S. says...

    My husband and I have started referring to zoom outfits as a “work mullet” – fancy on the top, sweatpants on the bottom

    • Heather says...

      Hahahaha ahhh this is perfect

    • Audrey says...

      haha this is perfect

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Hahahaa

    • Emily says...

      We call it “disaster casual.” :)

  36. Connie says...

    Blazers, baby! Right before I have a meeting, I snatch a cute blazer from my closet and toss it on over whatever I’m wearing-whether a more intentional tunic or a screen print tee shirt. The blazer helps me look and feel put together in a pinch.

    That black spotted ruffle blouse is darling, BTW. Love it.

    • Amy says...

      Game changer: blazer over my nightgown. No bra! So comfy.

    • Abbey says...

      Tell me where to find the cute blazers please!

  37. JBM says...

    I was never a huge lipstick person before. Maybe throw on a bit before leaving the house but rarely touch up throughout the day. Now I feel positively NAKED on zoom without it!! Sans lip color, I’m distracted by my own lips blending into my face. Also, a headband/oversized scrunchie/hairpiece does wonders for the all too common I-haven’t-a-clue-the-last-time-I-washed-or-combed-my-hair situation.

    • jenn says...

      Same! I am not a makeup person IRL but on video I must have lipstick and eyeliner or you cannot make out my expressions. Also, my students are going to be so shocked to see me in person with my ring light flooding my wrinkles off my face.

  38. Abbey says...

    I’m about to start a master’s program online and it hadn’t yet occurred to me that I’ll be wanting to look more polished more often! Thanks for all the tips, folks!

    • celeste says...

      Oh my, these are adorable!

    • AR says...

      Another vote for hair accessories. I’ve been living in Anthropologie head bands and silk scrunchies. No one can tell you need a hair wash when wearing a head band.

    • Claire says...

      oh wow this is a great idea!

    • Jill says...

      These are so cute! How long is your hair? Mine is just above shoulder length so I wonder if these would work, or if they are better for long hair.

  39. Cooper says...

    I was always one of those “never leave the house without full makeup” people, but I’m loving my simplified Zoom makeup routine. Glossier cloud paint in Storm has been a great Zoom blush – it’s a little rosy in real life but looks good on-screen. Then I just fill in my eyebrows with my $2 elf brow pencil and sometimes use a little tinted lip balm and I’m good to go (with the “touch up my appearance” feature ON, of course :)

  40. Colleen says...

    My house is too cold for a pretty blouse unless I’m doing a VIP – Very Important Presentation – then I wear my lucky red floral top that I love so much. Other than that I know have an array of solid color sweatshirts which I wear under a white teddy bear fleece coat. Looks like blazer-esque and I’m toasty! With a lap blanket of course…

    • Reba says...

      This! I am banished to the chilly and sub-insulated basement so my 10-year-old can do her virtual schoolwork upstairs without me talking through my meetings in the background. I swear I change my clothes, but my clients probably think I wear the same ugly blue (but so, so warm) cardigan every day. If this quarantine goes on much longer, I’m knitting up the pattern in a different color, just for variety!

    • KJ says...

      Haha, I also have a basement office and yes, I wear a fleece jacket pretty much every day.

  41. Boerumama says...

    love the way the model looks in the first top, but I could never wear it. the last thing my DDs need is a frill on top of them. maybe cupofjo could do some posts for busty women, short women, curvy women, etc.

    • Kate says...

      I would second a post on busty, curvy tops appropriate for Zoom (no super deep V-necks)!

  42. Heather says...

    Is it awful that I very rarely use my camera? My ‘office space’ is in my bedroom and it’s not often presentable – nor am I for that matter.

    My group at work mostly keeps cameras off except for virtual hang out chats. Even then I will just put on an easy T-shirt, but for pants I’m still wearing my trusty gap maternity leggings that are five years old.

    I reaaaally need day leggings to help me feel more out together!

    • Anna says...

      Heather,
      I rarely use the camera too and dread the new requirement my company enacted this week that we must use it for every stinking meeting! I have zero privacy and cannot customize my background. Does anyone else think the video is more distracting than just having audio? The glitchy Matrix visuals, bad lighting, odd zoom in/out. Yuck.

    • Kate says...

      May I recommend Lululemon Align leggings – I own two pairs and will repurchase whenever they wear out! So comfy and totally worth the price.

    • Becca says...

      It’s so distracting. Even for family Zoom calls. We still Zoom with my family, but I prefer to call up my parents on the phone, and have my kids do the same from time to time. The Zoom thing just gets ridiculous—phone calls often get the job done just fine (even better, IMO). For work as well as personal.

    • Heather says...

      @Anna – I can’t believe they made it mandatory!! Totally agree – the video element is so distracting. Most of us are in makeshift work spaces and even if we have doors to close, there are still kids coming in and out or partners sneaking by.

      And same – If there are too many people on video it causes bandwidth problems for us so thankfully they tell people to shut it off.

      Good luck with your video adventures – what a pain!

      @kate – thanks so much for the recommendation – I’ll watch for some sales after Christmas!

  43. Emily says...

    I try to wear a top similar to what I would at the office anyway, generally with leggings on bottom. What I actually realized recently though is that you can see ALL the imperfections on my face on Zoom so I started wearing a bit of makeup again. It just makes me feel more put together and like I’ve really begun my day! I’m also wearing the fun earrings that are a pain to wear out of the house with a mask.

  44. Jess says...

    I love this! I am a medical student and have been doing residency interviews over Zoom these past months. I am always rocking a suit during the interview, but love these options for the more casual social events that they host the night before!

    • fellow 4th year says...

      good luck during interview season, may the match be ever in your favor :)

    • Alexis Lawrence says...

      Attending and faculty interviewer here. Keep up the good work. It’s a refreshing part of the week talking to applicants. Match day and residency and the rest of your life will be here before you know it. Meanwhile know your interviewers are rooting for you (in their locked home office, trying to keep the kids away, in a top knot, blazer and leggings that you can’t see).

  45. Annie says...

    I have a colleague who always wears pretty blouses and sweaters, often with a pussy bow or johnny collar, or beading or embroidery detail. She wore them before we all started working from home, and they look especially wonderful on Zoom!

  46. Cynthia says...

    All three are very pretty. I’m retired, so I don’t have Zoom meetings for work.

  47. Kate says...

    Recently, I’ve been wearing a sweatshirt I found in a garbage bag on repeat. Joking aside (not joking, it’s a nice sea-foam green and so comfy) I’ve just started a new role and we are in Zoom meetings all day long so I realized I actually need to pull myself together. One hot tip I learned from my lovely co-workers to instantly look effortlessly effort-ful is to throw on a scarf! Our manager admits to sometimes wearing one over her housecoat!

    • Hannah says...

      Love the scarf tip! Totally using it next time I have a meeting.

    • Samantha says...

      Yes to the scarf! I actually have one on now over my nightgown :/

  48. Louisa says...

    I was just chatting with friends about how they have a few tops on rotation – often just off-screen to throw on 2 minutes before zoom starts! For me it’s all about the earrings. Dangly earrings + lipstick and I look like I tried!
    Also a BIG FAN of “touch up my appearance” on Zoom. People are going to be shocked with they finally see me in real life :)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Yes to zoom earrings!

    • What is this touch up appearance on Zoom?!?! Never heard of it.

    • Cheryl says...

      Two thumbs up for the “touch up my appearance” feature on Zoom. My daughter (a video editor) turned me on to this. In Zoom, go to “Preferences” and click on the “Video” tab. You can check the box to “touch up my appearance” and/or “adjust for low light.” Softens the lines and shadows! I won’t Zoom without it.

  49. Rose says...

    I have a “Zoom cardigan” I keep on the back of my office chair at home, so I can easily slip it on over my tank top before work meetings. From the waist down it’s leggings all day, every day. Haha!

    • Jess says...

      I love it! J Crew’s Sweater Blazer has been my version of the Zoom Cardigan!

  50. Julie says...

    I wear higher necklines onscreen than in real life. The proportion of shirt to skin looks different when you’re only visible from the chest up!

    • Kate says...

      Yes! Right?? I recently wore a lovely silk camisole under a big cable-knit cardigan and felt absolutely scandalous with the amount of clavicle I was showing on Zoom.

    • Amanda says...

      Haha yes, totally agree. While entering a meeting boobs first can be fun, sometimes it can feel a bit more vulnerable than I’m comfortable with!

    • Emily says...

      Lol Amanda “entering a meeting boobs first”. Made me laugh.

  51. Elspeth says...

    I like to dress up for Zoom- I would normally if I was meeting someone. I try to wear nice earrings as well as a pretty top, just a little extra detail but makes a difference!

  52. Lauren E. says...

    I just got a new job which requires me to work in a formal office for the first time in years! I am actually excited about dressing up for work. Thanks for the blouse recs!

  53. Agnes says...

    Lol. Literally my life at this very moment. Workout pants and slippers on the bottom and a fairly smart soft sweater on top.

    • Ray says...

      same, agnes, same.