Democrat vs. Republican: Who Was the Sartorial Winner at Last Night's Presidential Debate?

Last night at the first presidential debate, we got to see the candidates--and their wives--in the same room at the same time for the first time ever. While we will leave the discussion of who "won" the debate to the pundits, we think we're more than qualified to weigh in on some of the fashion choices happening last night.
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Last night at the first presidential debate, we got to see the candidates--and their wives--in the same room at the same time for the first time ever. While we will leave the discussion of who "won" the debate to the pundits, we think we're more than qualified to weigh in on some of the fashion choices happening last night.
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Last night at the first presidential debate, we got to see the candidates--and their wives--in the same room at the same time for the first time ever. While we will leave the discussion of who "won" the debate to the pundits, we think we're more than qualified to weigh in on some of the fashion choices that happened last night.

Obama wore a blue tie and Romney wore red--standard Democrat/Republican colors.

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JP: Ties! They seem like a big deal for the men. Why?

LC: It's really the only space for expression that guys get. The suit has to be black and innocuous so the focus can be on their words, not what they're wearing. They need to dress the part. This is the reason Scott Disick will never be president.

JP: I thought Mitt went a little off-brand by rocking the diagonal stripes. That was a little car salesman-y to me.

LC: I hate to admit it, but

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JP: Yes! Michelle rocked those fabulous light blue nails that the New York Times claims all women over forty are totally coveting.

LC: Yes and Preen is an edgy, super-cool British label.

JP: Ann Romney stepped away from the edge. She wore a simple zip-up white suit. What does that represent? Virgins? Brides? Virgin-brides?

LC: I think it was in reaction to the black leather thing she wore on Leno.

JP: I liked that. It was very biker grandma chic.

LC: I liked it too, because who saw that coming?

JP: Can we declare a fashion winner from the first debate?

LC: It's a tough call. Everyone looked good. Did Mitt say he would kill Big Bird? I'm only just now catching up.

JP: That's a whole other conversation.

Photos: Getty