Working women have so many options with their clothing that we really are spoilt for choice. Fashion can affect our choice of colours, materials and style of our shirts and suits and this is influenced by celebrities and new designers challenging the perception of what is acceptable. Let’s take a look at what you would have been wearing in previous decades – we love a bit of nostalgia!
1960’s – the Swinging Sixties.
1970’s – equal pay brings confidence!
This was an important time for women in the workplace. However the fashion was a little stuffy – despite Karl Lagerfield being the designer of the moment, power suits were all the rage as were blazers and elasticated trousers!
1980’s – Hollywood influences!
1990’s – elegance steps forward
2000’s – the Millennium
With the turn of a new decade, the fashion returned to professional yet comfortable clothing. The emphasis was to dress well for you, not others. Fashion allowed women to feel feminine, yet business like in the workplace.
Celebrities still have a major influence on our fashion, but more in our evening and day to day wear. Work wear is flexible in many workplaces, with the emphasis on being clean and presentable, rather than the necessity of a formal suit.