The White Wardrobe of 1938

The White Wardrobe of 1938

In the summer of 1938, consort Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) became a style icon on a state visit to France by tackling an old problem in a fresh new way. Most people don’t think of her as a style setter – the feathered hats and pastel dresses seemed out of date in her…

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10 Mistakes Women Make With Their Business Attire

10 Mistakes Women Make With Their Business Wear

Is business attire still important? With retail stores closing and “athleisure” becoming the clothing of choice, it’s easy to think that how you dress for business really doesn’t matter any more. But nothing could be further from the truth. Because the psychology behind business clothes hasn’t changed since the Renaissance.  People have just gotten sloppy,…

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How to Wear Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017

Pantone's Color of the Year

Pantone announced its “Color of the Year” for 2017 in December, and the looks creative fashion lovers have come up with since then are amazing. But who is Pantone? And what, exactly, do they do? Pantone is a color company that started in 1963 to help identify, match, and communicate color so the graphic arts…

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Winter Hat Guide for Women

Winter Hat Guide

Once upon a time, a woman was not considered “dressed” unless she wore a hat. Today, hats have largely fallen out of fashion – except when then the weather calls for it. When temperatures dip and you need to bundle up, a hat becomes a necessity. While you can go hatless – as many people…

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How People With Money and Power Dress Differently

The National Archives Building

“When you step off the plane, you can smell the power.” That’s how a woman I once worked with in Texas described the climate in Washington, DC. She’d just returned from a conference there, and was ready to go back for more. “It’s exciting. Vibrant. Powerful,” she said. “I’d move there in a heartbeat.” That…

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