The most important piece in any professional woman’s closet is the power dress (or suit, if you don’t like dresses). A power dress is piece that you put on, and it magically makes you feel like you can take on the world. It has the power to make you feel completely confident and competent, and when you feel confident and competent, others take notice and listen to what you have to say.
In my profession and position, I need to dress business formal at all times, so I own a number of power dresses. This one is definitely one of my favorites. I love the shape of dress. The way the shoulders broaden out is flattering and slimming for all body types, but especially for mine.
The material is beautiful and high-quality, and best of all, it is wrinkle resistant. I am on the road constantly. I pack a suit case 2-3 times a month, so wardrobe pieces that are easy to bring along are essential for me.
This comes in black, navy, and grey, and I own the first two. It isn’t a tall size either, which is rare for me, especially for workwear, because I need my skirts or dresses to be at or near my knee.
This dress is a must-have for every professional women’s closet, but you could also dress it up for a cocktail party, nice dinner out, the ballet, opera, etc. Adding simple statement earrings would easily do that for you.
Photos by Brad Bahner