The power suit is back in vogue with women.
The look is most commonly associated with the 1980s, a decade marked by an economic boom when women started to command more power in the workplace.
The power suit has returned as a way to underscore women’s empowerment.
After two decades in the darkness, the power suit is back.
Fashion editors swooned over the broad shoulders and stiff lines that took a leading role on the runways of New York Fashion Week this month, appearing in Marc Jacobs’, Alexander Wang’s, and Tibi’s collections.
While women’s suits have been creeping their way into fashion over the past few years (Hillary Clinton formed a campaign around hers) what we see now, and what is slowly trickling into our stores, marks the beginning of something decidedly different.
“It’s not as relaxed as it has been. There’s much more structure and emphasis on the shoulder and the waist,” Lizzy Bowring, catwalks director at trend-forecasting company WGSN, told Business Insider.
Today’s style veers away from the so-called “pantsuit” and harks back to the 1980s, a decade when women started to command more power in the workplace and dressed in bright-colored suits with big shoulders.
The suit is now being used to make a statement for women’s empowerment and by high-profile figures to assert their own power.
Ivanka Trump is a good example of the latter. As a woman in a high-profile position in the Trump administration, her style decisions are often viewed as political statements. She’s recently been seen swapping trendy dresses for sharp suits to emanate an image of power and credibility in her father’s administration.
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Source:: Business Insider