Minnie Mouse’s newest outfit: The pantsuit, and its evolution

Minnie Mouse’s newest outfit: The pantsuit, and its evolution

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“I think it’s definitely a power move and I think it’s also paying respect to women who stand up for themselves,” concurs Reshma Dalal, the founder and creative director of Indian prêt-a-porter label, ‘tara & i.’ Dalal’s label creates pantsuits that prioritize versatility, a burgundy silk shawl shall lapel jacket and ankle length trousers with a silk pleated waistband can be worn with a t-shirt and sneakers for a day look. A shirt can be tucked in for a work-appropriate ensemble or thrown on a dress for a casual day out.


Power dressing

The idea of power dressing originated in the second half of the 1970s and developed in the 1980s, when women started establishing themselves in the traditional workforce. While the term may be less commonly used now, the style is still very much in vogue. Post-lockdown, sentiments to return to work impeccably dressed have been high. While a more casual style has prevailed, women are looking for suits that are “somewhere between a casual chic and dressed down formals,” says Dalal.

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