Reel Style: Margaret Thatcher-Inspired Style From “The Iron Lady”

Out this Friday, "The Iron Lady" brings Margaret Thatcher's distinctive sense of style to the silver screen -- brooches, bows and all.

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Out this Friday, "The Iron Lady" tells the story of Margaret Thatcher's rocky road to Parliament in the late '70s. In addition to Meryl Streep's astonishing transformation into the character, the film brings Ms. Thatcher's distinctive sense of style to the silver screen—brooches, bows and all.
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Out this Friday, "The Iron Lady" tells the story of Margaret Thatcher's rocky road to Parliament in the late '70s. In addition to Meryl Streep's astonishing transformation, the film brings Ms. Thatcher's distinctive sense of style to the silver screen -- brooches, bows and all.
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Thatcher put her own twist on classic skirt suits by adding silky scarves tied at the neck, big earrings and shimmery brooches.
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When it comes to style, Thatcher is perhaps best known for her scarf-collar blouses and shrunken suit jackets.
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Thatcher often added a short strand of pearls to silk blouses or tweedy suit jackets.
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No matter what she wore, Thatcher always carried herself with strength and a "no-nonsense" attitude, blazing a trail for female politicians (and their wardrobes) in her wake.
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Complete with glittering brooches and a smart clutch, we can definitely see Ms.Thatcher in this gorgeous tweed suit dress by Oscar de la Renta.
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Ports 1961's elegant belted suit in contrasting metallic wool would have been appropriate at any fancy State occasion.
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Thatcher would have felt right at home in Carolina Herrera's scarf blouses and tweed cocoon coats.
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With a scarf and a pair of pearl earrings, Jil Sander's shrunken skirt suits would doubtless have found a place in Thatcher's wardrobe.
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J.Crew's glass pearl necklaces add a touch of "Thatcher-chic" to any ensemble. $98 at J.Crew.
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Thatcher may not have been an advocate of baby pink, but the proportions on this Nina Ricci coat dress look exactly right.
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For a more modern take on Thatcher's brooches, try Marni's sweet crystal and resin pins. $225 at Net-a-Porter.
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Chanel's flare-hem tweed suits strike a perfect balance between masculine and feminine design elements.
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Thatcher made a number of appearances in shrunken suit jackets with contrasting piping along the lapels. This woven Bottega Veneta jacket would have made a perfect addition to her collection.
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In the late '80s, Thatcher seems to have opted for simple suits like this Alberta Ferreti number (which, of course, she personalized with plenty of printed scarves).
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