Posts Tagged ‘Margaret Thatcher’


Margaret Thatcher’s power suits.


She was a big person on buttons because her mother, being a dressmaker, always taught her that good accessories count.

– Cynthia Crawford, assistant to Margaret Thatcher (1979-2013).

Some of Mrs. Thatcher’s belongings, including much of her wardrobe from her years as Prime Minister, are going up for auction. Handled by Christie’s, the sale is set for December 15, 2015 in London.

I’m big on buttons and accessories as well. Both can shift an outfit from drab to dramatic. This is particularly true when it comes to suits, which might be a little conservative/boring. However, sometimes there’s nothing more elegant or appropriate than a well-tailored suit punctuated with the right accessories such as a colorful scarf, a rakish hat, a stunning brooch, or distinctive buttons.

That goes for the fellas, too. The classic men’s suit can handle a twist of individuality in the form of a snazzy waistcoat, a pocket square, a patterned tie or, better yet, a bow tie. We love a gentleman bold enough to sport a bow tie!

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essPhoto-unionjackTo wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.

Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013), former Prime Minister of Great Britain, 1979-1990. The longest-serving British PM and to date, the only woman.

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What you do is decide the clothes in which you are comfortable. You must be comfortable … never flashy, just appropriate, well-tailored, and it’s not unfeminine to be well-tailored.

– Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Her politics may have been unfathomable, but her fashion sense was always the winning combination of smart and ladylike. Can’t argue with that.

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