Fashion

The New Wave of Power Dressing Is Actually Incredibly Feminine

With voluminous silhouettes, bold prints, and here-I-am accessories, this fall’s best looks are sure to command any room.


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What power dressing looks like now. Photograph by Trevor Dixon

From Capitol Hill to Hollywood, femininity has never felt more like a force to be reckoned with — and designers have taken note. With voluminous silhouettes, bold prints, and here-I-am accessories, fall’s best looks blend power-dressing with ladylike fashion in ways so fresh, they’re sure to command any room.

Seeing Spots (above)

Dolce & Gabbana sheer organza blouse, $1,145, and Prada sling-back pumps, $850, both at Neiman Marcus (King of Prussia). Alexander McQueen peg trousers, $1,295, and Dolce & Gabbana handbag, $1,995, both at Boyds (Rittenhouse). Acetate earrings, $168 at Lelesadoughi.com. Chrysoprase ring with diamond halo, $4,790 at Safian & Rudolph (Washington Square West).

Field of Daisies

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Photograph by Trevor Dixon

Oscar de la Renta dress, $3,590 at Neiman Marcus. Mounser mismatched earrings, $225 at Kirna Zabête (Bryn Mawr).

Uptown Funk

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Photograph by Trevor Dixon

Johanna Ortiz keyhole dress, $1,595 at Saks Fifth Avenue (Bala Cynwyd). Studded silk headband, $170 at Lelesadoughi.com. Goldbug Collection drop earrings, $115 at Tuckernuck.com. Vintage cigar bar ring, $525, and signet ring, $475, both at Malena’s Vintage Boutique (West Chester). Saint Laurent kitten-heel sandals, $995 at Kirna Zabête.

Lady of Leisure

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Photograph by Trevor Dixon

Badgley Mischka shirtdress, $595, and Malone Souliers patent-leather mules, $595, both at Neiman Marcus. Vintage Napier pendant, $185 at Malena’s Vintage Boutique. Hammered hoop earrings, $30 at the Geisha House (Old City).

Art School

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Photograph by Trevor Dixon

Libertine coat with collage sleeves, $11,225, and Thom Browne wool turtleneck, $900, both at Saks Fifth Avenue. Leather and crystal earrings, $275 at Deepagurnani.com.

Tiger’s Stripe

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Photograph by Trevor Dixon

Carolina Herrera jacquard midi dress, $2,190, and matching bell-sleeve coat, $3,290, both at Kirna Zabête. Christian Louboutin pumps, $895 at Neiman Marcus. Verrou purse, price upon request at Hermès (King of Prussia). Vintage costume earrings, $48, cabochon agate cluster ring, $325, and cabochon aventurine ring, $375, all at Malena’s Vintage Boutique.


CREDITS
Styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz
Hair and makeup by Alayna Rakes
Shot on location at the home and studio of artist Adam Wallacavage

Published as “Holding Court” in the September 2019 issue of Philadelphia magazine.