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dress for success

To dress nicely, in the hope of inviting success in a particular area. I dressed for success in a suit and tie, but I don't think the recruiter was very impressed with me.
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ONE SPRING EVENING earlier this year, 80 female attorneys from some of Dallas, Texas' premier law firms gathered to listen to me preach the gospel of dressing for success. The problem was, few in the audience were believers.
"Dressing for success"--we all have heard this phrase so many times it almost is a cliche but, for those of us who adhere to its principles, this maxim can be a life- and game-changer, especially for those in the business and corporate world.
Quite simply, dressing for success makes a statement to the world that you have arrived, that you are a person of consequence who needs to be taken seriously.
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Dressing for success also entails acquiring key pieces--timeless, classic items--that will maximize function.
The research showed the importance of dressing for success and confirmed that employers still preferred candidates to wear a suit because they believed it showed they were efficient and well organised.
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This supposedly down-to-earth turn is reflected in the sartorial superego by a new openness to recession-proof chic in which it is OK to resurrect nasty '70s attire, as long as the women thus "freed" from "dressing for success" are also "freed" from being taken seriously as grownups.