Complementing a Lady at Work, Good or Bad in this day and age?

Anonymous
I've always thought women can complement men without issue, but when men start complementing women, other bystanders who might overhear (both men and women) start believing there is an ulterior motive to the complement or something is going on between the two. I have no motive and nothing is going on between us, we just go out for lunch regularly. Am I wrong in this, or am I right? Can I say "I like your outfit" or "your hair looks great today" or generally "you look good today" or should I refrain while at work?
Complementing her on appearance (dress / hair / etc) is fine at work
Vote A
Complement, but complement quietly
Vote B
Avoid complementing women at work
Vote C
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