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April 09, 2013  | by: Aanchal Jiwrajka
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“I may be persuaded to surrender the hat…The pearls, however, are absolutely non-negotiable,” Meryl streep had uttered in “The Iron Lady” playing the British politician on screen.

Margaret Thatcher, who passed away on Monday, was undeniably a revolutionary figure in terms of women’s power and was much talked about in the fashion world for her fashion sense.  As Britain’s first lady Prime Minister, Thatcher’s unwavering nature was reflected in her unique style and art of power dressing. Famed and mocked at the same time for her style, her sartorial staples were a string of precarious pearls, pussy bow silk blouses, shoulder pads (yes, it was the 80s), varied fitted skirt suits, and the iconic Asprey handbag!

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Thatcher played a major role in transforming Britain in the 80s with a core of conservative convictions and the iconic Asprey handbag. This black classic leather tote had become symbolic to her authoritative power in her political career, thus coining the term ‘handbagging.’  This bag, representing a conservative yet feminine style of Britain was then sold at Christie’s for 25,000 pounds in 2011.

Likewise her decorous tailored suits and her pussy bow blouses, till today make a mark in fashion. Designers like Miuccia Prada to Marc Jacobs have used the femininity of pussy bow blouses in their collections. And coincidently, the Spring catwalks have adapted this classic look and the ever demure skirt suits have now made a comeback this season.

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Twitter (Proenzaschouler)

Get closer to this inimitable look by pulling off some prim and proper tailored suits that have been all rage this season. You could opt for a sophisticated ladylike look in a Dior skirt suit, or do a little edgy makeover of this trend in either a bright red and black leather suit from Proenza Schouler, the famous black and white checkered Louis Vuitton, or a sunset hued Roland Mouret skirt suit in statement power shoulders.

Be it a classic suit or a hip one, a plain silk pussy bow blouse or a cute printed one, an added string of precious pearls will do their job handsomely and effortlessly.

So whether you look back at those years or adapt her style in a modern form, the iron lady is not to be forgotten.

That said, are you going to wear the Margaret Thatcher’s look for Spring?

 

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  • Peter Like

    Wasn’t a fan of the old war mongerer but she could teach May a thing or too.