The Iron Lady might have just passed away but her style will remain eternal.
Text: Maria Meintani
The one and only woman who managed to hold the position of Britain’s Prime Minister (from 1979 to 1990) has died. Renowned for her elegant taste in style, she never failed to impress us with her sartorial choices. Let’s relive some of her life’s most important aspects, alongside with some of her most fashionable moments.
Her go-to accessory, the handbag that “terrorized the ministers”.
Margaret Thatcher was never seen without her signature handbag, a black leather Apsrey tote, made of the finest quality, which was sold for £25,000 in an auction at Christies in June 2011. Her handbag became a symbol of the Britain’s first female Prime Minister’s authoritative style. “I hope that the highest bidder knows that if he’s into handbagging, he’s got a weapon with quite a track record”, said Thatcher’s daughter, Carol, at the sale. “After all, my mother invented the verb ‘to handbag'”.
All shades of blue, from royal to navy, have been part of her wardrobe. When she came into power in 1979, Margaret Thatcher’s Power Dressing influenced a whole generation for women of that time, who struggled to copy her inimitable style.
Pussy Bow Collar
Her dominant personality and her authoritative position were nicely blended with some ladylike details on her outfits, such as the pussybow shirts, an element which Margaret Thatcher adopted in many colours and prints, making it synonymous with her style.
Image advertisers asked her to get rid of them, but the Iron Lady would never be seen without the string of pearls her husband Sir Denis gave her, on the birth of her twins.
Her most recognisable feature, Margaret Thatcher’s ‘helmet hair’ was always at perfect shape and condition, making her look even more princely.