Fashion columnist Morag Grealy give us the heads up on power dressing for work
Style Magazine welcomes new fashion columnist, Morag Grealy
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.