Clothing is a language, a nonverbal system of communication. People who dress better have more confidence, feel more powerful, and are more focused on details. More importantly, people perceive well-dressed people as leaders and go to them for support at a faster rate than those not as well dressed.
The clothes you wear on a political meeting have an effect on your performance levels, sense of self as well as aptitude to negotiate. Formal and well-designed attire boosts your confidence and improves your mental and physical performance dramatically.
How to dress for success in political meetings?
1. Hide your arms with a jacket
It is a more polite way to represent yourself when your arms are covered. There are plenty of photographers and the jacket will be your political statement. Also check out our buyer’s guide to women’s clothing.
2. Trust the flats
High heels can be very uncomfortable if you have to walk Parliament corridors all the time.
3. Avoid tailcoats and gold chains
You do not want to have the usher look.
4. You got your own style
There are plenty of ways to stand out and it is a golden opportunity to do that. TIP: show your cultural peculiarities.
5. Unpredictability draws attention
There is no rule that you only have to wear a sleek suit and hairstyle. There is always room for playing with your hair, costume, and in men’s case the beard. Do something noticeable and you will get some people to learn your name.