Not only does it change how other people perceive you, but it can also alter the way you see the world.
This is according to a new study that found people who wear suits tend to focus on the bigger picture rather than on minor details.
Researchers at California State University, Northridge, describe people who put on formal clothing as abstract thinkers.
‘Putting on formal clothes makes us feel powerful, and that changes the basic way we see the world,’ Abraham Rutchick.
While the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs may have made it acceptable to wear jeans at work, the new study argues formal wear is better suited for the office environment.
Thinking abstractly can help in situations such as getting negative feedback on a piece of work, allowing the person to take a step back from the criticism.
Michael Slepian, another of the paper’s authors and a professor at Columbia Business School, said it could also help deal with financial situations by preventing impulse purchases.
The researchers performed a series of experiments in which students had to rate the formality of the clothes they had on.
They then answered a questionnaire designed to understand the way in which they think.
The researchers then asked the casually dressed participants to wear formal clothing, such as a suit, and found those who did began looking at the bigger picture when solving problems.
‘No matter how often you wear formal clothing, if you are wearing formal clothing, then you are likely in a context that’s not the intimate, comfortable, and more socially close setting with no dress code,’ says Slepian.
‘Thus, whether you wear formal clothing every workday, or only every wedding, my prediction is that we would find a similar influence because the clothing still feels formal in both situations.’
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In 1994, Elle Macpherson made her film debut in the film Sirens. She played an artist’s model, alongside with Hugh Grant, Sam Neill, and others. After this she also starred in Batman & Robin, The Edge with Anthony Hopkins and The Mirror Has Two Faces.
Macpherson appeared in five episodes of the hit series Friends in 1999. Her most controversial roles was in Showtime miniseries A Girl Thing, where she played a woman experimenting with bisexuality.
Besides her roles as an actress, Elle Macpherson also was the host of favorite reality show Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model. She joined the show in 2010, even serving as executive producer. Macpherson also hosts and produces NBC reality show Fashion Star.
Elle Macpherson left her modeling agency in 1994 to start her own business – Elle Macpherson Inc. She began to produce highly popular calendar series as well as workout videos. In 1990, Macpherson launched her lingerie collection which was an international success. She partnered with Brendon Limited Apparel when the company offered her to model their lingerie line.
At the time, her idea of personal lingerie line was very unorthodox, but it soon became the best-seller in Great Britain and Australia. In 2014 she became the co-founder of WelleCo with its signature product The Super Elixir. Together with models Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell, Macpherson launched a restaurant Fashion Café. Unfortunately, the business wasn’t successful and became bankrupt in 2000.
In early 1980’s Elle Macpherson was dating Billy Joel and became an inspiration for his songs “The night” and “And So it goes.” When she was 21, Macpherson married the creative director of Elle – Gilles Bensimon, who she met in a photo shoot in 1984. The marriage lasted three years.
In 1996 Macpherson started seeing French financier Arpad Busson, and the couple had two sons together. The family lived together in London, until their separation in 2005. From 2009 she started dating Jeffry Soffer and became engaged in March 2013.
Besides English, Macpherson is also fluent in French and speaks Spanish and Italian. After performing nude in the 1994 film Sirens, she learned that the media began to look for nude photos of her. To address this issue, she appeared in 1994 May issue of Playboy magazine in a 12-page spread. She earned a stunning $25,000 for a page.
Elle Macpherson is the European Ambassador for RED – initiative to raise money and awareness for AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. She is also an ambassador for UNICEF.
Elle Macpherson is also the ambassador for the Smile Foundation in Australia – foundation that helps families of children with rare diseases and organizes government research grants. She has also modeled for fundraising causes, like for 2007 British flood victims. She is also the patron of National Association for the Children of Alcoholics.
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