When I was reading about Power dressing and Technology of self by Joanne Entwistle today, I made connections to Meryl Streep’s character Miranda Priestly from the film – Devil wears Prada (released in 2006). Miranda Priestly is a fashion magazine editor and known to be one the most powerful women in the city .
I too, felt the need of visual examples in the reading in terms of understanding how “the so-called career women dresses for work” more clearly and therefore, I collected these images for analysis.
From the reading, as stated by Armstrong:
” The power dressing phenomenon of the 1980’s defined the style of female professional garb which typically consisted of tailored skirt suit with shoulder pads, in grey blue or navy, accessorized with the ‘token female garb such as bows and discreet jewellery .”
Looking at the pictures above, we can definitely see the style of female professional garb has changed from 1980’s to 2000’s .. Women are no longer sticking only to tailored skirts though shoulder pads is still exists. Also, the black theme persist prominently… Any thought on this???