Dress code : understanding the hidden meanings of women's clothes /Publication details: New York : Clarkson Potter, ©1995.Edition: 1st edDescription: 248 pages : illustrations ; 22 cmISBN:
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Ch. 1. The Power of Fashion -- Ch. 2. Communicating with Color -- Ch. 3. Fashion Seductions: Sex Appeal and Style -- Ch. 4. The Masculine Mystique: Women in Men's Clothes -- Ch. 5. Dress Code on the Job: What Works and Why -- Ch. 6. Fashion and Status: Under the Spell of Haute Couture -- Ch. 7. Role-Playing: Reinventing Yourself with Fashion -- Ch. 8. Shoe Passions: The Bottom Line on Footwear -- Ch. 9. Using Your Head: What Hats and Hairstyles Say.
The author asserts that the key to the powerful use of clothing begins with understanding the numerous complex and fundamental motives that influence the way we dress and how personal style reflects our sense of self. She explores the distinct symbolism of clothing - how stiff, constructed collars in business signify seriousness, reliability, and strength, while loose, unconstructed collars convey a more easygoing attitude. She interprets fashion fads and trends such as the androgynous look and status symbols. She also examines the psychological implications of clothes and accessories, from shoes to hats and offers situation-specific best choices for job interviews and social occasions.