How Wearing Red Could Get You Hired & Other Fashion Tricks of Powerful Women

Take a lesson from influential women like Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Bachmann and make your work wardrobe work for you. Stylist and WorkingCloset.com blogger Susan Wagner shares the secrets of powerful women's sartorial success (22 Photos)

Katie Alberts on Jan 18, 2013 at 9:07AM

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How Wearing Red Could Get You Hired & Other Fashion Tricks of Powerful Women

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Michele Bachmann, U.S. Representative from Minnesota (R)

“Bachmann has found a look that works for her and is uncompromising about it,” notes Wagner. “She knows what she likes -- bold colors belted at the waist -- and doesn’t let image consultants reinvent her every few months, which communicates independence and strength to prospective voters." Bachmann is particulaly partial to reds--a choice that communicates to others that she refuses to fade into the background.

GET-AHEAD TIP: Power colors like red say that you have the courage to take charge and have all eyes on you -- precisely the impression that could boost a boss's confidence in your skills, or even help land you a new job.

 

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