Hillary Clinton Fashion

During her life, Hillary Clinton

Has already managed to try many roles: first lady, activist, US Secretary of State, New York senator and, most importantly, one of the most talked about candidates for the presidency. Of course, such a strong-willed and purposeful woman simply could not help but influence fashion. Signature bright suits, headbands and a mastery of the art of color – we tell how Clinton was able to change the wardrobe of a female politician.

Clinton spent most of her life in front of the public

And during this time she clearly realized that the public will always and everywhere look for hidden meanings in her outfits and hairstyle. And for all the time of changing roles – from the first lady, senator, secretary of state and up to the candidate for the post of head of state – a clearly developed and calculated personal style was hidden. Where each suit, the color of the outfit chosen for a public performance, or the texture of the jacket, has its justified function and role in the wardrobe.

Of course, the contrast between the first lady’s wardrobe and the presidential candidate’s style was especially stark: during that time, she swapped out her trademark stylish suits with skirts for trouser ensembles in bolder, brighter colors.

Although Clinton has learned

To masterfully wear any shade of the rainbow palette during this time, her signature color remains the main Democrat color – blue. After the campaign, she still showed a fondness for bright colors, and her palette began to be dominated by canary yellow, fuchsia, and deep purples.

Interestingly, Hillary was the first presidential wife to wear a suit for her first official portrait as first lady. In the paintings of her predecessors in the 20th century, one can find a parade of cream dresses, strings of pearls and skirts. Clinton opted for a pantsuit with a fitted jacket in deep black. The official portrait was released in 2004, three years after she left the White House, by which time the suit had already become Clinton’s signature “uniform.” Today, Hillary’s devotion to pantsuits is so notorious that she regularly spawns memes, TV host jokes, and hundreds of Halloween costume options that people buy on Amazon to imitate the famous politician. presidents).

“She just wanted to create something simple, almost like a uniform,”

Explains Nanette Burstein, director of the 2020 documentary Hillary. “The result was a cultural shift. Yes, she is not the first woman to wear a pantsuit in politics or in any professional setting, but she was the first to actually make it her own uniform.”

Clinton saw the pantsuit as the easiest way to make the political environment equal for men and women. She went out of her way to distinguish herself from other first ladies, emphasizing her long career and law degree rather than just her role in relation to her husband the president.

During the 2016 presidential race

Loyal Clinton fans showed up in trousers at the polls to show solidarity with the Democratic candidates. This spawned the #PantsuitNation hashtag and a Facebook page (an extremist organization banned in Russia) where the pantsuit has become a definite symbol of equality. “It’s interesting that someone who thought least of all about fashion became a kind of pioneer,” Burstein said. She never tried her best. She just made smart decisions. Even her pantsuits, which became her trademark and spawned the whole Pantsuit Nation, were just a pragmatic decision.