Do you think differently when wearing a suit?

In this April 2015 article, the Atlantic summarizes this fascinating study about how wearing a suit impacts the wearer’s thinking.

I have often thought about how the formality of my dress impact others’ perception of me, but I don’t know that I have given much consideration to how it impacts my own thinking.  According to this study, more formal clothes make us feel more powerful, and thus change how we see the world.  I guess there is some truth to the term “power suit.”

So readers, what work wear makes you feel the most powerful?

Baili Rhodes

Baili is an associate with West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, PC, where she practices general civil litigation with a focus on family law and employment law. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Texas A&M University, and her J.D. from Baylor Law School. Baili currently serves as Vice President and District 2 Director for the Texas Young Lawyers Association. She is also Vice President of Administration of the Brazos Valley Young Lawyers Association, and a member of the Junior League of Bryan-College Station. Baili lives in College Station, Texas with her husband, Casey, their two children, and two dogs.

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