Monday, Jan. 09, 2012

Hillary Clinton's Pantsuits

A flattering charcoal. A daring red. A charming pink. What would a potential first female U.S. President wear on the campaign trail? Because if we can't concern ourselves with what this educated, politically savvy individual is wearing, what is the point of it all? In 2008, democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton squashed the hopes of fashion bloggers everywhere with her signature pantsuits, a fashion statement that became a countrywide fascination and, at times, a punch line. Clinton could have answered the critiques with a more varied wardrobe; instead, she destroyed the pressure by turning the pantsuit into her political uniform — and an impenetrable suit of armor.