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Claire Underwood hits sexy, smart note in 'House of Cards' power dresses
Claire Underwood hits sexy, smart note in 'House of Cards' power dresses

Who wears the pants in the Underwood marriage? Why, Frank does. But not because his wife is a wallflower. From the debut of the Netflix hit "House of Cards," Claire Underwood has eschewed the power pantssuit in favor of something infinitely more potent: razor-sharp pencil skirts and sheath dresses that celebrate rather than camouflage the female form. "It was a very conscious decision not to have Claire in pants," explains Tom Broecker, costume designer on Season 1 of the drama, which returned for a third season Feb. 27. "I wanted her to be the equivalent of her husband — but the female version; to dispel the misperception that women have to look, act and...

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