When you assume of celebrated fashion icons, female politicians are possibly not your first choice. As part of the job, female politicians are expected to look smart and, very often, unfeminine, as femaleness is even viewed as a weakness for many figures in the political realm. Can these women, however, be seen as an influence on fashion?
One politician who knew the cachet of dressing well was Margaret Thatcher. While she may have strongly alienated opinions in terms of policy, the dressmaker’s child turned Iron Lady was always blamelessly turned out in public. Her ascendancy suits and Eighties hair encompassed not only the top end of fashion during her time in ascendancy but also sent a message to the citizen´s that this was a creature who aimed business. Her influence on fashion is clear – she was photographed for Vogue several age – and her aplomb bequest is just as catchy now as the political bequest she left Britain with.
Since the power-dressing Iron Lady, have any added female politicians out the same style? It appears not in Britain, whose female politicians have lived up to our conservative and old-fashioned image. America, however, has Sarah Palin – her red patent pumps and rimless glasses sent a clear message to civilization who force have ago ignored politics and sent the fashion world in America into a frenzy during the 2008 presidential elections.
Part of the affliction is that politics is, and has long been, a male-dominated field. Women who take risks with their fashion open themselves up to debate concerning their capabilities as a politician and whether they’d rather be out shopping instead. This is a affliction that women in government must overcome before they can ditch the conservative suits and be taken austerely both for their work and their style.
With more women than ever before in Parliament and governments worldwide, it seems aspirant that the message that women are just as able – in a shirt that hints at cleavage or a demure twinset – as men are in the political field. Until then, we will just have to hope that the sexism that plagues fashion in politics catches up with the rest of the world.
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