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This month, it's all about power. Women empowerment being the central cause I fight for throughout my blog, I'm happy to be going through fashion history and the changes it brought to a contemporary woman's wardrobe.
Throughout the years, women were able to prove to the world that it was about time they get the respect given to the masculine gender. Today, I want to celebrate the emergence of power dressing and its impact on the current world.
1. What's power dressing?
Power dressing is simply the fashion style that gives women the ability to establish their authority in a very professional environment traditionally ruled by men. Developed in the 1980s, this style was very important in helping the working women have a new image in society. #e idea of a career woman started expanding and the contemporary society was shaped to understand that women can reach high powered job positions. For this, selfpresentation was extremely important, just like today, “branding” is the most crucial aspect. #e main idea was to actually decrease the sensual facet of the woman, focusing on the woman's feminine feature.
2. What are power dressing main elements?
In terms of clothing, it became all about power suits; whether it was a tailored jacket with a pencil skirt or a pair of suit pants with a blazer, elegance came !rst. We can think of other classical pieces like the little black dress, the kitten heels, the small purse, the re!ned jewelry, accessories made of pearls and others. Sobriety is key in power dressing; it doesn't mean a woman cannot be a style icon.
3. Who are the power dressing icons?
Most of these ladies were able to impose themselves throughout political history while inspiring millions of others with their style. Here we think Margaret #atcher, Princess Diana and today Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama. #atcher was the !rst one to actually go for power suits. According to Vogue, her personal style was reinvented in order to make her appearance appropriate for the role of Prime minister. She was conservative, powerful yet feminine. Her typical power suits consisted of a skirt suit with a wide shoulder and a simple blouse. We cannot forget her signature pearl necklace and earrings. Today, in my opinion, Clinton is the contemporary icon of power dressing, especially with her pantsuits. And as we speak, she has announced that she will be running for the presidential election! In our part of the world, I would proudly mention &ueen Rania, who always makes impeccable choices when it comes to her out!ts, an example of power dressing all ladies in the region should take a closer look at.