Fash­ion colum­nist Morag Gre­aly give us the heads up on power dress­ing for work

Style Mag­a­zine wel­comes new fash­ion colum­nist, Morag Gre­aly

Style Magazine - - Editor's Note | Contents - BY MORAG GRE­ALY FASH­ION COLUM­NIST

Shoulder pads, cinched waist belts and out­ra­geously big hair are styles that may be­long in the 80s, but the mes­sage they sent is still an im­por­tant one to­day.

We can thank our fore­moth­ers for bravely as­sert­ing their fem­i­nine power within the boys’ clubs of the cor­po­rate world be­cause since this time, women have made leaps in this arena.

In fact, Forbes states “a golden age for women en­trepreneurs has be­gun”.

How­ever, given the turn-out and pas­sion at this year’s women’s marches in New York and Lon­don and the gen­der pay gap dis­par­ity still being just as preva­lent as ever, is it up to the women of to­day’s work­force to take hold of the power dress­ing ba­ton once more?

Aus­tralian fash­ion icon, and a woman at the head of a suc­cess­ful 50-year-old busi­ness, Carla Zam­patti was asked re­cently what key pieces ev­ery woman should have in her work wardrobe.

Top­ping the list for Carla was the “pant suit”.

Is don­ning the lady suit the key to help­ing us break that glass ceil­ing once

and for all? Maybe it’s not quite that sim­ple, but it could be your chance to em­brace an an­drog­y­nous fash­ion trend and have a lit­tle fun at work.

With top run­way brands like Ce­line, Alexa Chung and Vic­to­ria Beck­ham pump­ing out stun­ning suits for their re­cent col­lec­tions, maybe it’s time we got a lit­tle more com­fort­able with the look – and our power, at that.

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