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Female Power Dressing: strong new looks for the modern working woman

Clothes do not make the woman. But the right clothes can certainly provide confidence, which — it seems — does make the woman. Power dressing is the perfect example of how fashion can not only help you look great, but it can help you feel great too. When it comes to boosting inner confidence, there are few things simpler and more effective than putting on a killer outfit. This could mean suiting up in a sharp-shouldered ensemble as they did in the 80s, or braving bright block colours inspired by the 90s wave of female empowerment. But as we edge towards to final months of 2019 (already?!) — what does power dressing look like now?

Every modern woman knows that we can’t and won’t be defined by one look. If there’s one sure thing about power dressing today, it’s that women are free to have their own ideas about what that means. Maybe it’s a lucky dress you put on for interviews, or perhaps a top gifted to you by someone you love. The purpose of modern power dressing is to look and feel your personal best — whatever that style may be.

Here we’ve gathered some of what we feel are some super strong new looks which, each in their own ways, capture the fierce spirit of every modern working woman. Modern, feminine, comfortable, and statement-making: these are the looks helping us feel invincible and empowered to tackle whatever challenges lie ahead.

[Hero and Feature image: H&M]



As if a lightweight sequin suit wasn’t good enough already, throw on a bedazzled bandana too. Wear it like a crown.

Landmee FW19.

A|X Armani Exchange

A feminine dress with enough stretch room to run around in. Sneakers recommended — because who says power dressing has to mean wearing heels?

Armani Exchange FW19.


Few things look more professional than a good blazer. Take it to the next level with Etro and pair it with a statement belt and sheriff boots for a look that’s not to be messed with.

Etro FW19.


Perfectly oversized and comfy, yet structured and bold. Greyhound’s skirt suit is the perfect blend of Bangkok street style and in-office authority.

Greyhound FW19.


Power is comfort, and COS’s new matching knit top and skirt is the ultimate ensemble to prove it.



Infusing an athletic dimension into your workwear shows you’re on the move and ready for anything. Sportmax’s power suits, it turns out, go well with all of our sneakers.

Sportmax FW19.

Max Mara

Long silhouettes and draped tailoring will never stop looking majestic. Look ready to rule the day with this total look from Max Mara.

Max Mara FW19.

Calvin Klein

A bold pop of colour is always a sure sign of confidence. Keep it sleek, comfortable, and versatile with Calvin Klein’s fun, bright pieces.

Calvin Klein FW19.

H&M Studio

Made for busy city life, H&M Studio’s new fall collection is designed to let urban working women stay in touch with their softer spiritual side, staying true to their innate feminine instincts.

H&M Studio FW19.


Edgy and experimental, yet still surprisingly comfortable. Portspure’s fall collection proves that dressing for business can still have all the fun and creativity of dressing for fun.

Portspure FW19.

Karn Chatikavanij
Style Writer
A globetrotter with a love for sushi and Miu Miu, Karn is a fan of all things upbeat, delicious, and well-dressed. Her frequent activities include packing for beach trips, listening to 80s music, and trying to make daytime pyjamas happen.