As Thatcher became aware during her life time, her historical and political place was secure, but commentators have been reached differing opinions on how she wore her gender. A feminist if only by virtue of being in the right time and place? Someone who marshalled their femininity to best advantage against a background of androcentric privilege? A leader of men reduced through a sexist cultural lens to being a style icon?  A performative figure whose Sunday best was her battlegear? Here's how some have remembered her? Handbags at the ready!

Margaret Thatcher (1925 – 2013)
Margaret Thatcher's Armor [ARTICLE] 'Mrs. Thatcher expressed in her persona exactly where working women stood in the 1980s: on low-heeled court shoes and in tailored suits that were a carapace of protection in what was still essentially a man’s world' READ ON

Margaret Thatcher: 'I wear my Sunday best seven days a week' [ARTICLE]  READ ON

Margaret Thatcher and her influence on women [ARTICLE]  READ ON

Muscular Feminism: Margaret Thatcher didn’t just talk. She did things [ARTICLE]   READ ON

Please stop telling me Margaret Thatcher is a style icon: gender and the media [ARTICLE]   READ ON

Margaret Thatcher's fashion and beauty tips [ARTICLE]  READ ON

Margaret Thatcher: fashionable facts [ARTICLE]  READ ON

Margaret Thatcher's fashion legacy [PHOTOS]  VIEW

Margaret Thatcher: style, Aquascutum and the original power dresser  [ARTICLE] READ ON

The original power dresser: A look back at Margaret Thatcher's signature style [ARTICLE] READ ON

Margaret Thatcher's Ironclad Fashion VIEW

Vintage Style of Margaret Thatcher  [ARTICLE] READ ON

Margaret Thatcher’s iconic power suits have raised a total of £72,125 at auction [ARTICLE] READ ON

The Margaret Thatcher Look: from the pearls to the handbag [ARTICLE]   READ ON

The Iron Lady [ARTICLE] Costume as Distinction, Gender and Protection READ ON

Iron Lady Exhibition [ARTICLE] READ ON

Margaret Thatcher is dead. But someone has reinvented her life [ARTICLE] READ ON

Jenny Bourne: ‘May we bring harmony’? Thatcher’s legacy on ‘race’ [PAPER] DOWNLOAD