Hillary Clinton's Purple Pantsuit Sends Powerful Message, According to Social Media

Hillary Clinton’s style throughout the election — and life, for that matter — has largely consisted of just pantsuits. So on Wednesday morning when she delivered her concession speech, she stuck with her uniform.

The former Democratic presidential candidate paired a purple blouse with a black jacket featuring purple satin lapels and matching trousers. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, coordinated with his wife by wearing a navy blue suit and a purple tie.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton conceded the presidential election on Nov. 9, 2016, in New York City. (Photo: Getty Images)
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton conceded the presidential election on Nov. 9, 2016, in New York City. (Photo: Getty Images)

Many users on social media noted the significance and symbolism behind the couple wearing the color, which has long been used to mark bipartisanship between the Republican and Democratic parties, as a mix of red and blue makes purple. Some even suggested that the clothing choice was an intentional reference to unity in the United States by the Clinton family.







Others felt that the color choice was a sign of mourning. In some religions and cultures, the color is associated with the grieving process. Some even tied the color to suffragists, as white, green and purple are the colors most often associated with the movement.




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