Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Power Dressing

This season go the power dressing way - immaculate cuts, figure hugging fits that accentuate the contours of the body, structured jackets, tailored dresses, cinched waistlines, killer heels, statement jewellery and simple, structured bags, it's all about like you mean business. Fierce but feminine, like Sandra Bullock's style in the movie The Proposal or Victoria Beckham' style. It has a modern aesthetic that’s more feminine and even sexy this time around. A look that will work for the office as well as parties.

Why power dressing?
Well-fitted cuts gives a feeling of formality and structured clothes are associated with confidence. It exudes elegance with comfort and ease. Figure grazing clothes accentuate the female body form while hiding the problem areas. This modern chic classic charm can be carried off with confidence by every woman..

Victoria Beckham at an ad shoot in London

Victoria Beckham at an ad shoot in London's Notting Hill area in her own creation. The grey dress spells of power yet the flair with cut and ruffles adds feminine touch to it.
You like? Click here to buy (Victoria Beckham Carmontelle cashmere-blend dress for £2,258.57).

Victoria Beckham at an ad shoot in LondonSource
Victoria Beckham - power dressing in casual avatar
Skinny jeans, high heels, tailored jacket and simple Hermes bag, the look is simple, clean and casual and yet a power-dressing style.

Victoria Beckham catching flight at Heathrow.
Working the look

Here's how you can work the look, also glance at some celebs who have worked this look well.
- Pick jackets and blazers that are nipped in at the waist to create flattering curves and choose bold colours to wear underneath to add som interet to your look – not the boring pastel shades or beige but a bold red or empowering orange.

Moschino Cheap and Chic

- Pick straight, tailored, smart, high-waisted pencil skirts or trousers, sheath dress in thick fabric and find a style that you feel most confident and comfortable in. Remember to keep accessories to a minimum choosing one statement piece. Scarves, brooches, not-so-overpowering necklace are some good options. Choose subtle structured, clean tote or handbag to finish your confident, empowering and fashionably fierce look. You can colour co-ordinate your shoes and bag.

- Invest in quality pieces like a fantastic blouse, tailored dress and a razor sharp blazer (loved the grey dress Sandra wore in the movie The Proposal) that will not only confirm your fashion credentials, but will look great for a few seasons to come.

- In the make-up department remember to keep it subtle. To carry off this look with a feminine touch, focus on just one feature such as the eyes, cheeks or lips. Red lips would work well, it spell of power yet looks sexy at the same time (may not be great at everyone's workplace though, but perfect for parties).
And this style is not just for the workplace. You can wear it to parties, lunches or dinner, wherever you choose.

Related Posts:
Sandra Bullock - The Proposal Wardrobe
Handbags for Spring/Summer 2009

1 comment:

  1. You can't beat having a few good accessories to complement the outfit.


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