Hillary Clinton Wears Beige Pantsuit and Leather Jacket to Vote

Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy
Contributing Writer
Yahoo Style
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her husband former U.S. President Bill Clinton greet supporters after voting at Douglas Grafflin Elementary School on November 8, 2016 in Chappaqua, New York.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her husband former U.S. President Bill Clinton greet supporters after voting at Douglas Grafflin Elementary School on November 8, 2016 in Chappaqua, New York. (Photo: Getty Images)

On Tuesday morning, former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton cast her vote in a beige Ralph Lauren leather jacket worn over a beige (you guessed it) pantsuit with a organza blouse for a look that was the perfect combination of tough, professional, and feminine.

Clinton’s long-standing love of pantsuits is well documented and has become emblematic of her assertion of her rightful place as a woman in a field long dominated by men. Her choice to wear pantsuits — and nothing but pantsuits — throughout her years of public service has been perceived by some scholars as a means of both neutralizing her gender and also as a tool for adopting a standard “uniform” so that the attention is never on her clothes, but on her and her accomplishments.

Her election day ensemble certainly fits the bill, balancing womanly touches with a power silhouette and articulated in a non-color that keeps the focus on her and the historic significance of being the first-ever woman to appear on a ballot for the highest office in the land.

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