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Written by Alexa Wilson

The 80s have been making a come back in such a fresh and cool way, and one of the most important iterations of the era is the idea of power dressing. 

The power suit has gone through a couple transformations from its origins with Coco Chanel to the 80’s extravagant silhouettes. The running theme though has always been dressing masculine to garner respect and be seen as an equal by male peers in the workplace. The modern version of power dressing asks--why can’t you be feminine and be a leader? Why can’t softness be strong? 

Pastels, pleats, and flowy separates soften the hard edges and exaggerated proportions of the iconic 80’s power. It’s all about looking professional but not being apologetic for your femininity. Here's some pieces you can shop now to embrace the power dressing trend

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