Over the past few years the trend of power dressing has vastly shot up. We see influencers these days donning blazers, pant suits and monochromes but have you ever thought about how politicians do it? Even without your usual power dressing staples, these women somehow manage to make a statement without trying too hard. In this segment we will be decoding a few Indian politician’s style statements.
1. Priyanka Gandhi
Whether it is trying to revive the old party or bringing back the “Gandhian” style the Congress general secretary, Priyanka Gandhi has made a great impression in a short span of time. From simple cotton sarees, that remind many of her Late grand mother Indira Gandhi to smart casuals she dons while in the capital, Gandhi’s simple yet elegant style says more about the ways in which she supports brands that are made in India while still remaining approachable.
2. Mehbooba Mufti
Mehbooba Mufti’s mix of muted tones with the occasional pop of colour is definitely different from the usual monotones we see worn by politicians. Jammu and Kashmir ’s first female chief minister has donned the hijab all throughout with this not only is she representing the minority but also makes a powerful statement about women being able to achieve in a field previously considered a man’s domain.
3. Agatha Sangma
National People’s Party’s Agatha Sangma’s style screams down to earth and relatable in every possible way. With the whole girl next door vibe, Sangma comes off as someone who’d be ready to listen to you. Although she keeps it casual most of the times, her occasional traditional attire is seen as her being one with the culture of the constituency.
4. Smriti Irani
Let it be her large red bindi or her solid coloured sarees, Smriti Irani’s style and body language exudes power all throughout the way. With the occasional paring of statement jewellery, this BJP politician and former model knows to make her presence felt. To many’s surprise she has even been on the ramp for some of India’s most sought after fashion designers.
5. Mamta Banarjee
The white saree with the blue border, it is hard to not notice the uncanny resemblance between Mamta Banerjee and Mother Teresa’s looks. The dynamite politician’s simple look speaks volumes about her simplicity and the whole attire reminds you of the various freedom fighters and politicians before her.
Taking a detour south, Tamil Nadu’s late chief minister Jayalalitha was a style icon, to say the least, the actress turned politician stuck to her party’s colour most of the times. She donned her infamous green saree with no accessories, the look was simple yet powerful just like the icon herself.