Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The Unique Fashion of Inauguration Day

By: Elise Stefankiewicz

Let’s talk fashion, but with a political twist. Inauguration Day this year stood out for many reasons. The crowd was much smaller due to the pandemic, there was heightened security, and the former president was not present. All of these things made the Inauguration extremely unlike any Inauguration in the past. However, my eyes lit up when I saw what everyone was wearing. The fashion of Inauguration Day was ruled by colorful coats and was definitely next level, especially for the ladies. While the men all looked very classy, the women stood out the most.

Our Vice President Madam Kamala Harris wore Christopher John Rogers and Serigo Hudson. The purple color looked incredible on her. Even though I am not a huge fan of the shape of the dress, overall she looked amazing. Michelle Obama wore Sergio Husdon and a beautiful shade of purple. She was agrumentably the best dressed of the day, the color looked stunning on her, and the pants were amazing. I love how the belt cinches the waist perfectly and the matching gloves as well. I also love how Former President Barack Obama wore her accent color. Hilary Clinton wore Ralph Lauren and also had on purple, however her outfit was one of my least favorites. I think a white coat would have gone better with the shade of purple that she had on. These three women wore outfits that stood out to me because of the color that they wore. Purple is blue and red mixed together therefore supporting the theme of unity which was what Inauguration Day was all about. 

The First Lady Dr. Jill Biden wore Alexandra O’Neill. This was one of my favorites because of the fur collar on her coat. I absolutely love the shade of blue and the matching gloves, mask, and jacket. I have to give an honorable mention to Bernie Sanders who wore mittens by Jen Ellis who used repurposed wool and recycled plastic! His outfit was iconic to say the least and of course a photo of him was turned into a trending meme all over the internet. The Biden grandchildren were the breakout stars of Inauguration Day. Naomi, Finnegan, and Natalie Biden all wore monochromatic coats that were powerful. Natalie Biden wore an all pink outfit and a mask that matched. She looked stunning in the color. Amanda Gorman had on Prada. She is so talented and her outfit, like her poetry, had a lot of power. It involved a lot of color, as she wore a striking yellow coat and red hair band.

Shifting the spotlight to some well known celebrities who also attended, we have Jennifer Lopez who wore Chanel. I think we can all agree that she is absolutely stunning and her all white moment was beautiful. Lady Gaga wore Schiaparelli by Daniel Roseberry. I loved her outfit because she is always over the top, however, she still managed to keep it classy. 

The fashion on Inauguration Day was amazing. Symbolism played a big role with all the looks. Monochrome was definitely popular and all the outfits were an iconic moment in fashion. 

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