You Can't Ignore the 2018 Version of Power Dressing
If there is one standout message from the F/W 18 runways, it’s that power dressing is returning in a big way. All throughout fashion month, there were nods to strong women and female empowerment, and designers communicated this message with the clothes they were sending down the runways.
For one, the ’80s proved a prominent reference point across the board. Trends like big shoulders, power suits, and electric colour were everywhere—and it’s no surprise. After all, the ’80s were when power dressing exploded and women adopted larger-than-life silhouettes like shoulder pads and suits to convey authority at the office. But now, the original power dressing pieces have received a modern makeover. Just look to Alexander Wang, who sent out minidress versions of office-inspired outfits. Or Balenciaga, who took the idea of a tailored suit jacket and added a runway-ready flair via exaggerated hips.
No matter which way you slice it, power dressing is on the rise, and we can’t wait to plan our office wardrobes around it. See and shop the 2018 version of workwear below.