Category Archive: Power Dressing

Oct 26

Rod Stewart : Classy Trumps Sassy Any Time!

Classy looks for Rod Stewart trump sassy looks

Rod Stewart is famous for his sassy attitude, but when it comes to image, he looks classier – even sexier – in his elegant black suit and red power tie than he does in the violet silk suit. Even though it’s my favorite color, Rod’s suit doesn’t look very macho or classy. This regal color …

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Sep 04

Who Looks Good in a Grey Suit?

Color and style of businessmen analyzed

Grey is a popular suit color for businessmen. One reason is because it is neutral. Another is that It’s not intimidating, like black can sometimes be. It’s also not as formal as navy blue, so it’s thought of as a good everyday suit color. Nearly every man has a grey suit. But should he? Which …

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Aug 07

Which Makeup Looks More Natural?

Blue eyeshadow or smoky eye?

The combination of pale lips and soft blue eyeshadow is seen often on young women, but also on women past thirty. It is thought to look natural. It is anything but natural. The lips of newborn babies are not “icy pink” – they are a delicate shade of orchid. If you look closely at Old …

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Jun 26

Leaders or Followers? Why?

SandyDumont The Image Architect gives image & style advice for professionals.

Everyone is this photo is dressed safely, so as to not rock the boat. When you’re a true leader, you dress to make a statement about who you are. Your attire should shout confidence not caution. The man on the left has strong body language and he wears an authoritative dark suit. However his tie …

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Jun 05

Undercover: From Classy to Flashy

Sandy Dumont, The Image Architect talking about classy versus flashy dress codes

In a recent episode of “Undercover Boss” the female owner of a large company went undercover to work with her staff undetected. In order to look like the other employees and not be recognized, she changed her image dramatically. I wondered how many elements they would decide to change in order for her to go …

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May 10

CAMEL: Beloved – but not in the mirror…

Colr and style for men's jackets analyzed by Sandy Dumont, The Image Architect.

Camel, tan, brown, khaki – no matter what you call it, this color shouldn’t be worn by anyone with greying hair. First of all, the two colors are jarring when seen together. Secondly, this color very often makes the skin look yellow as well as very washed out. Check it out in the mirror. Put …

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Apr 02

Black As Your Office Uniform

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A recent survey taken by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) revealed that 56% of the respondents said that they wore black to work most of the time. Eight per cent wore gray, brown or another neutral. Only 1.61% said they wore something bright most of the time. The four women in the …

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Feb 26

Tim Gunn Needs an Image Consultant

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Apparently, fashion Guru Tim Gunn hasn’t updated himself about color. A lot of famous designers are in the same boat, so it’s no surprise. The first rule of color is that you never match your clothing to your superficial appearance, or you’ll blend into your garments and look washed out. So, if you have grey …

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Feb 02

Image Consultants Advice: Look Extraordinary, not Ordinary

Before & After Images of Female Business Executives

Looking for a job? Hoping to get promoted?  Want to get noticed by that special someone?  It won’t happen if your style is “basic” and you look like everyone else. Don’t buy into outdated information that tells you to wear a conservative suit and accessories. In today’s economy, we want a self starter; someone who …

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Jan 01

Which Man Looks More Powerful?

Sandy Dumont, The Image Architect advises on power looks for men.

The man on the left is older, giving him a slight edge, because of implied experience. However, he wears an invisible tie, taking away any edge he may have had. A man’s tie is his power tool, and it’s also what distinguishes him from other men in suits and ties. The white shirt and “matching” …

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