I’ve been teaching Executives and Management how to dress powerfully for over 30 years. I don’t watch a whole lot of television, other than the evening news and a few shows like Oprah. Some of my clients wrote in about these shows about supposedly “high powered” attorneys. Take a look and tell me, do you think Glen Close looks very powerful? If you were in court battling for your freedom, would you want her to represent you?
Here Glenn Close is wearing all pastels and in a very ordinary style. Notice how she almost disappears completely into her suit. The stylist obviously thought it best to match her clothing with her superficial appearance rather than giving her the modern and worldly appearance that a high-powered attorney should have when doing battle in a courtroom. Even with the addition of pearl earrings (which are actually reminiscent of a Sunday school teacher and not a high-powered attorney) this suit contains so many masculine lines that the overall appearance is of a woman who has dressed in her husband’s clothes. Even her haircut is unimaginative. Wouldn’t she look great in Meryl Streep’s hairdo in “The Devil Wears Prada.”