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Times have changed and with them, our wardrobes. Ten top designers in America present what to wear to work now.

Times have changed and with them, our wardrobes. Ten top designers in America present what to wear to work now.
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Michael Kors

"Color to me equals power. You are the woman everyone notices in the room."


Jacket, $1,995, Skirt, $695, Shoes, $520, Bag, $995. Michael Kors; (866) 709-KORS.

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Francisco Costa, Women's Creative Director, Calvin Klein Collection

"Today's woman has a lot more freedom when it comes to her clothes because the workplace has become more flexible."


Cropped Vest, Dress and Belt, prices upon request, Calvin Klein collection; (212) 292-9000.

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Peter Som

"The boundaries between day and night are changing. A lot of pieces that were strictly evening, like sequins, are no more. Who doesn't love a little glamour in their workday?"


Dress, $1,521, Embellished Collar, price upon request, Peter Som at Bergdorf Goodman; (212) 753-7300.

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Olivier Theyskens

"When you keep evolving, you never get stuck. It's very important to keep an open mind."


Jacket and Boots, prices upon request, Dress, $425, Pants, $395, Theyskens' Theory; theyskenstheory.com for information.

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Thakoon Panichgul

"There's nothing wrong with looking good and having a career. As a woman, you can look a bit more fashion forward but still be business appropriate."


Dress, $1,050, Thakoon at Barneys New York; (212) 826-8900.

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Carolina Herrera

"A bold print attracts attention and is perfect for a work environment—and it transitions into evening."


Jacket, $2,490, Top, $1,890, Pants, $990, Belt, price upon request, Carolina Herrera; (212) 249-6552, Shoes, $795, Jimmy Choo; jimmychoo.com.

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Tommy Hilfiger

"Twenty years ago, the executives of Silicon Valley threw away the rule book on corporate dressing. Now comfort is key. It's more conducive to being creative."


Blazer, $448, Top, $178, Pants, $248, Necklace, $98, Shoes, $378, Tommy Hilfiger; (212) 223-1824.

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Diane von Furstenberg

"Going to work has gotten more casual. You can wear just about anything, except that you still have to show authority and look strong."


Top, $285, Pants, $345, Shoes, $325, Bag, $245, Diane von Furstenberg; (646) 486-4800.

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Donna Karan

"There's enough diversity now to find out what's right for you, but the dress is still important."


Jacket, $1,195, Dress, $1,995, Shoes, $1,295, Donna Karan New York; (800) 231-0884, Rings, $800 each, Lynn Ban; barneys.com.

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Reed Krakoff

"It's OK to be an individual. What used to be uniform 10 to 15 years ago isn't mandated or necessary to be taken serious in the workplace."


Jacket, $2,490, Sweater, $1,590, Skirt, $1,490, Reed Krakoff; reedkrakoff.com.


Hair: Kenshin Asano for Oribe at L'Atelier NYC. Makeup: Cynthia Sobek for NARS Cosmetics at Art Department. Manicure: Casey Herman for Chanel at Kate Ryan Inc. Model: Katie Fogarty at Next Models.

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