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The Psychology Behind Power Dressing: How Your Wardrobe Influences Your Mindset

Updated: Mar 15

Have you heard about power dressing?—a concept that goes beyond mere style to encompass confidence, authority, and self-assurance.

The notion of power dressing traces its roots back to the 1970s and 1980s, a time when women were entering the workforce in unprecedented numbers and striving to establish themselves in male-dominated industries. Power dressing emerged as a means for women to assert their authority and command respect in professional settings traditionally dominated by men.

Iconic figures like Margaret Thatcher (She was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century and the first woman to hold the position) epitomized power dressing with tailored suits, structured shoulders, and bold accessories. These sartorial choices not only projected confidence but also challenged societal norms, signaling a shift in perceptions of femininity and power.

But have you ever stopped to consider the psychology behind power dressing? and how does your wardrobe truly influence your mindset? well, before diving deeper into power dressing, it's essential to take a step back and truly understand yourself.

Here's a step-by-step guide to dressing with confidence:

Step 1: Reflect on Your Identity and Goals

Take some time to reflect on who you are and what you hope to achieve. What are your values, passions, and aspirations? By understanding your identity and goals, you can align your wardrobe choices with your authentic self.

Step 2: Identify Your Style Role Models

Look for style role models who inspire you, but remember, the key is to be inspired, not to imitate. Take cues from their fashion choices and adapt them to suit your own unique style and personality.

Step 3: Embrace Your Physical Characteristics

Celebrate the physical characteristics you love most about yourself. Whether it's your killer smile, your toned arms, or your curvaceous figure, embrace what makes you uniquely beautiful and accentuate those features in your wardrobe choices.

Step 4: Understand Your Body Shape

Learn about your body shape and what styles and silhouettes enhance it best. Whether you're an hourglass, pear, apple, or rectangle, understanding your body shape allows you to choose clothing that flatters your figure and makes you feel confident and comfortable.

Step 5: Curate Your Power Dressing Wardrobe

Now that you have a better understanding of yourself and your personal style, it's time to curate your power-dressing wardrobe. Invest in tailored pieces that make you feel confident and empowered, whether it's a well-fitted blazer, a sleek pencil skirt, or a structured dress.

Step 6: Mix and Match with Confidence

Don't be afraid to experiment with different styles, colors, and textures. Mix and match pieces to create unique and stylish outfits that reflect your personality and make you feel like the best version of yourself.

Step 7: Own Your Confidence

Above all, remember that confidence is the key to power dressing. Head up high, walk with purpose, and own your unique style with confidence and grace.

Talking about confidence and power dressing, here we introduce to you this confident, talented, and super-powerful woman: Rebeca Huffman

In this clip, Rebeca shares more about her culture, background, style, and process of getting her custom-made suit at MŌS. We are honored to have Rebeca as a client and as part of our community. Make sure you follow her so you don't miss her amazing recipes (with Puerto Rican Flavor), her coaching, and career advice, and always her authentic and vibrant personality!

Rebeca Huffman | Influencer | Founder | Wearing a custom-made suit from MŌS

Enjoy our guide, dress with confidence, and embrace the power of dressing to express your authentic self!

Now, while power dressing traditionally conjures up images of sharp suits and tailored ensembles, I personally believe that power dressing is about wearing what makes you feel confident, and empowered.

So, go ahead, embrace your uniqueness, and step into the world with confidence and style. And if you ever need a little extra guidance, or if you don't know where to start, don't you worry! Book A personal style consultation with MŌS

And if you already know how you want your perfect suit, get a quote on your future MŌS Custom-made suit

Moraleja: When you feel confident in what you're wearing, it radiates from within and leaves a lasting impression on others. Create a style that's authentically yours.

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