Monday, 10 March 2014 12:00 | By Zhang Weifang

Power players

Five women from five movies you can take style notes from

Spending the majority of your workday in an office cubicle may not seem like the best way to flex your fashionista muscles. Especially if you have a very strict corporate wear wardrobe.

But office wear needn’t always be drab and dull selections of white, black or 50 shades of grey. Not if Hollywood has anything to say about it, from the one-two power-dressing punch of Sigourney Weaver and Melanie Griffith in Working Girl (they defined the office look in the 1980s) to Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada (after going through the mill, not before). Even Jennifer Aniston made that lab coat look good in Horrible Bosses.

Here, we look at five women from five different movies you can take a leaf from.


No other character says “power woman” like Meryl Streep’s Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada. In this scene, her choice of an elegant purple pullover and dark-coloured skirt, along with four-inch power heels, speaks volumes about her position as an influential magazine editor. You can emulate her style: Choosing a pair of heels over flats can boost confidence, and give added form and height to your figure when you go for those all-important meetings. (You can switch to your flip-flops once you’re back at your desk.)

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada


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