Yesterday I had drinks and dinner with a group of remarkable feminists. Came away feeling really energised, with plans for a radical feminist book club and a new world order.
Minutes later I saw this add in Charing Cross tube station.
To crack the glass ceiling you don’t need a sharp stick , you need a sharp suit
But can the right threads really help you stitch up the competition? Without a doubt. Looking confident, successful and ahead of the game – while every inch a woman – really is half the battle. And it’s the half where Wardrobe can help.
Wardrobe is a time saving one stop store where you’ll find nothing but the cream of Italian designer suits, dresses, coats, knitwear, shoes, bags, belts and jewellery.
Everything in Wardrobe is hand-picked by founder Susie Faux on trips to the dozen Italian houses that have earned her respect.
You’ll find the edgy chic pieces Wardrobe is famous for in fabrics such as you have never laid hands on before.
You’ll find a degree of tailoring excellence rarely found in women’s clothes. You’ll find outfits not only the right size (8-18) but the right proportions. Plus, if needed, the attention of two in-house tailors to go the extra centimetre.
So take a long look in the mirror and ask yourself: could the wrong packaging be limiting your potential?
Even a reluctant ‘maybe’ suggests it’s time to browse in Wardrobe.
While there, why not engage one of Wardrobe’s warm and perceptive stylists in conversation?
Once she has a feel for your likes, dislikes and lifestyle needs, she’ll short-cut you to several real possibilities.
In no time at all you’ll be in a fitting room with an armful of pieces that will change not only how other people see you, but how you see yourself.
Observing a client go through this process for the first time is like watching the sun come out. And the glass ceiling dissolves.
You know what? I think I will drop into Wardrobe and speak to one of their warm and perceptive stylists. I’ll tell her the following:
My likes: court shoes, distinctive colours, well-cut blazers .
My dislikes: synthetic materials, blocky shoulders, navy.
My lifestyle needs: to be treated as equal to men, socially and economically, to be judged on my work and not on my clothing or appearance, to be paid as much as a men for the same work as men, to have the same opportunity for promotion as men even if I have the temerity to have children, to go to work confident that I won’t be subjected to sexism or sexual harassment, to have female role models in any industry in which I work, to maintain my self-esteem in a society that consistently tries to take it from me by telling me that my body, my “wrong packaging” is limiting my potential. A society fuelled by corporate greed which tells me that I should take a long hard look at myself in the mirror, recognise my inadequacy and then spend hundreds of pounds trying to buy my way back to a level playing field. What silly women we’ve been, spending all these year’s campaigning for the vote and equal pay and political representation and places in boardrooms. All along we’ve been blind to the fact that the glass ceiling is SOLUBLE. And all it takes is the cream of Italian design.
Now, where’s my armful of magic suits?