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Hillary Clinton Wore White Ralph Lauren To The Inauguration

The look is a continuation of a statement-making sartorial theme.
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It's safe to say that Hillary Clinton wasn't looking forward to today's events. In fact, if we had to guess, we'd bet she's been dreading it. But the white Ralph Lauren ensemble she wore to the inauguration ceremony didn't announce defeat; if anything, its continuity with outfits she wore on the campaign trail seemed to signify that the things she stood for in the past are things she's considers more true than ever.

Clinton notably wore a white Ralph Lauren pantsuit to accept the presidential nomination in July, and many noted the significance of the ensemble's political implications — white being the color of the suffragettes, the pants being her signature "get 'er done" preference and the choice of designer being a tribute to America's cultural contributions. The fact that she chose to repeat those three elements in her Inauguration Day outfit felt like a bold choice that indicated her ongoing dedication to all of the above.

Notably, female members of the Trump family echoed some of these sartorial elements, with Ivanka and Tiffany both wearing white ensembles and Melania donning Ralph Lauren, though it's more difficult to say whether they were aiming for any sort of similar symbolism.

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