Some would say Friday is a detrimental day to women everywhere as Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, but Hillary Clinton made an empowering statement with her style. The former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential candidate wore a white pantsuit by Ralph Lauren to the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, in what seems like a subliminal message of solidarity to #PantsuitNation everywhere.
The color is well known for its association to the suffragette movement, which adopted the color back in the early 20th century. White also became a color of support for Clinton during the election, and later, a symbol of opposition against Trump in the months following election day—even Lady Gaga wore a white pantsuit by Brandon Maxwell to the 2016 American Music Awards. Clinton has not commented on her fashion choice (why would she?), but did tweet a message Friday morning about her choice to be in attendance at the ceremony.
“I’m here today to honor our democracy & its enduring values. I will never stop believing in our country & its future,” she wrote.
Hillary Clinton wore white several times during her campaign. Most notable outfits include a sleek pantsuit at the Democratic National Convention and another for the final debate against Trump—both of which were made by her go-to designer, Ralph Lauren. No doubt, white will surely be the color of choice for women and allies who will take to D.C. to march in protest of Trump tomorrow.
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It’s worth noting that Clinton wore the exact same designer as the new FLOTUS, Melania Trump, who opted for a baby blue dress that drew comparison to Jackie Kennedy. Coincidence or not, both ladies have shown support and admiration for the designer in the past. First Daughter Ivanka Trump also wore a white pantsuit by Oscar de la Renta. Whether her outfit was an homage to the suffragette movement remains to be seen.
Bottom line: Clinton was a vision in suffragette white, showing not only class, but thoughtfulness and a high dose of style, too.
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