I had a few minutes to catch up on some TV this weekend (love tivo). I have to admit, I have a thing for lawyer shows. I LOVED LA Law -- I think it had an effect on me becoming a lawyer. Conversely, I HATED Ally McBeal. I think it negatively portrayed women and female lawyers.
That said, I am fan of FX's Damages and used some of my free time to get caught up. Legally it isn't exactly accurate, but its portrayal of women and the legal process is much better than other law shows. I particularly love Glenn Close's use of strategy, not to mention her attire in general, especially for a New York attorney (Close plays managing partner Patty Hewes).
I think Parsons' wardrobe in season two was better than season one, but season three is back to dull, dull dull.
What do you think? What does your work clothing say about who you are? Do you dress a certain way because it hides your insecurities? Do you want to fit in or stand out? Is clothing your shield or just another tool in your tool box? What message does your apparel send about your personal brand?
I look forward to your thoughts in the comments.