It’s a speed bump on the road to equality but, like it or not, the clothes that Yingluck Shinawatra wears as Thailand’s first female prime minister are going to be watched as much as her policies.
So far she’s won the fashion election even more easily than her first crack at a political post. Pundits are almost unanimous in praising her outstanding wardrobe, along with her good figure and endearing smile.
Fashion guru Tinnakorn Assawarak’s assessment: “Yingluck looks like a modern executive woman who’s quite individualist in her style.
“The prime minister doesn’t have to stick to the rules of a stereotypical bureaucratic woman. She can really create a difference by taking advantage of her figure and choosing various colours. But from time to time she ought to add some Thai identity by wearing clothes by local designers. These days there are plenty of very good outfits to choose from. Then her look will be more distinctive.”
Veteran clothing designer Somchai Kaewthong is impressed with Yingluck’s overall look and her perfect choices for different times and places. His only advice to her would be to have a professional stylist offer regular head-to-toe consultations.
“As prime minister she’ll be easily targeted and can’t afford to make any mistake in her looks,” Somchai says. “A stylist could help her prepare tailored outfits in advance for every day, different seasons and special occasions.
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