Dressing for success: The Power List

In 1975 John T Molloy wrote a book called “Dress for Success”, which gave advice on how to dress appropriately for business situations. It became a bestseller and helped turn the 1980s into the “power dressing” decade, when shoulder pads, heels and big hair became a distinctive look. But what did “power dressing” look like before then – what did women wear when they first entereed the workplace in large numbers? And does power dressing still exist? Fashion historian Anthea Jarvis and author Caroline Cox discuss.

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