The Return Of Power Dressing

Gender fluidity and the #MeToo movement brought the power suit back in style, writes Rose Mary Roche. Amidst the backlash against predatory male sexual misconduct, the new sensitivities created by the scandal and a heightened awareness of female modesty versus the male gaze, designers have had to re-examine their design strategy. In the post #MeToo world, an acute awareness of political correctness and a desire to dress women in clothes that convey both substance and style, while also emphasizing female empowerment, has heralded the revival of power dressing, particularly the trouser suit.

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