Wednesday, 25 November 2015

The Art of Powerdressing

Hello all, I'm back again! This time around it's with a style post discussing my new favourite trend; power dressing. Power dressing isn't something that has just popped up, it's been around for some time. that said it's only recently popped on my radar due to the gorgeous Cheryl Fernandez-Versini sporting her gorgeous white tux dress for the new series of The X-Factor.

For anyone who isn't familiar with the trend, powerdressing is referred to as "a fashion style that enables women to establish their authority in a professional and political environment traditionally dominated by men" (Wikipedia). We're talking about clean cut lines, smart suit jackets, ties and the like. Whether you're actually walking into an office or not, everyone should experience the confidence boost power dressing gives you once in a while. 

To really nail this trend you need two things; Simplicity and clean cut lines. The simpler your outfit is, the better you nail the trend. All the outfits pictured above are all very clean, unfussy (if that's a word) and use structured fabrics. 

For me, Cheryl's outfit was all the motivation I needed to give it a go myself. I've got a lot of events coming up and wanted something that feels a little more special than the usual dresses I go for. I'm trying to push myself in what I wear by going for things I wouldn't usually wear. This is one example but I think paired with some barely there heels and a fierce, sleek ponytail will be the ultimate power dressing combo. It took me around thirty seconds to decide that I needed this dress in my life and as we speak it's on it's way to me. I can't wait to wear it and, of course, will update you with outfit photos ASAP. 

What do you think of power dressing and is it a trend you'll be trying out? Let me know in the comments below. And as always, thanks for reading!

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