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only if you're in your 20s and want to be taken seriously then you shouldn't flash your legs. A well cut black trouser suit is more professional (means people listen to you rather than think about what you're wearing) and says you take your job seriously.
or go wrap dress stylee - much more stylish and figure hugging without saying "hello these are my bosoms"
Massimo Dutti do v feminine suits - nipped in waists and straight fitted skirts. They're sexy but in a restrained way. I'm a management consultant and I have one that's definitely appropriate for all my v conservative clients - the skirts aren't too short. It's more of a Spanish/Italian look that a UK suit.
If you're after less restrained and shorter skirts, I don't know I'm afraid!
I think it does depend on the industry though. I used to work for a big media company and the women often used to dress in a way that would be considered to be totally inapproriate to where I work now. There was one v senior exec in charge of enormous budgets and v high profile brands with a mind like a steel trap who was definitely foxy in extremis in style. Also I have a hedge fund friend who lives in nipped in pinstriped suits and she looks swoony in them and gets VAST respect as she earns her clients a fortune.
Also you can do quietly sexy in a low key kind of way. A well cut trouser suit with no tight bits or flesh showing can still look sexy. It's tarty that's totally inappropriate in my book and will keep you stuck in the typing pool.