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Power Dressing: First Ladies, Women Politicians and Fashion

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Some find the constant scrutiny an unwelcome intrusion; others use fashion as their secret weapon. Whatever their views, women in politics know they will be judged by how they dress more than their male counterparts. In Power Dressing, fashion journalist Robb Young offers an engaging perspective on the ability of style to influence the careers of women politicians and ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Merrell Publishers (first published February 11th 2011)
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“Most of us realize that politicians have a unique talent,” British fashion editor Annalisa Barbieri claimed. “Give them an outfit or a sentence, and they put it together in the most convoluted, illogical and unattractive way possible.” The matronly frumpiness of female political figures, with their dreary clothing choices (power suits with shoulder pads, the ubiquitous string of pearls) has rarely made first ladies and female politicians trendsetters.

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Apr 06, 2013 Razia Khan rated it really liked it
Great fun to flip through. An entertaining look at a subject that has made it into countless magazine articles, but rarely into one, single book. Real power dressing. What do the world's political leaders (or their wives) wear, and with what effect. From Cherie Blair to Benazir, Queen Rania to Rachida Dati. With a warning about the black business suit - 'unoffending, but potentially uninviting' - not that Julia Gillard would care, right?
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I wish I'd read this before med school! Funny and really well-researched, Robb is a writer for the Financial Times (UK) and analyzes female politicians and first ladies, specifically how they choose to dress or NOT dress. Love it!

It includes all the continents too, not just Europe and the Americas. Grace Mugabe roughs up the reporters with her massive diamonds...Sarah Palin goes from T-shirts to Italian silk jackets, Condoleeza Rice wears knee high sexy boots! Fuuuuuun.
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