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Hillary Clinton Wore Suffragette White to the Inauguration & the Internet Is Here for It

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Former Democratic nominee and First Lady, and current glass ceiling smasher and badass-in-chief Hillary Clinton showed up to the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. wearing white. Not only is she the picture of elegance (and grace, considering her history with Trump), but her choice of color is particularly symbolic: suffragettes often wore white to marches in the early 1900s. This isn’t the first time Clinton has chosen to wear white on a historic day: according to The Guardian, she wore a white pantsuit to the Democratic National Convention this summer, which of course pointed to her place as the first-ever female Democratic nominee. Today, HRC wore white again, a powerful reminder of how far women have come, and how determined we are not to give up the rights we have achieved.

The Internet, per usual, was quick to pick up on Clinton’s emblematic choice of wardrobe, because #StillWithHer.

Thank you, Hillary, for reminding us of women’s strength and resilience.

Iris was the associate editor at Her Campus. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in communications and gender studies, but was born and raised in France with an English mother. She enjoys country music, the color pink and pretending she has her life together. Iris was the style editor and LGBTQ+ editor for HC as an undergrad, and has interned for Cosmopolitan.com and goop. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @irisgoldsztajn, or check out her writing portfolio here.