As of Jan. 20 at 12 p.m. ET, Donald Trump will go from being President-elect to the 45th President of the United States. Although much of the focus is on Trump, many people were just as eager to see his former opponent, Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton wore a white pantsuit to the inauguration, which recalls a similar style that she wore throughout the campaign. This is far from the first time she's worn this color for a major public appearance, and the choice makes a big political statement.
As people started to file into the United States Capitol Visitor's Center for the inauguration, all eyes were on Clinton. This was the first time she and Trump appeared in the same place since the election, according to NBC News, and her white pantsuit spoke volumes.
The color, which she also wore on Election Day, appears to be a tribute to suffragettes. According to the Boston Globe, suffragettes wore white to protest in the 1900s and it was the official color of the movement. Ralph Lauren reportedly designed both Clinton's pantsuit and incoming First Lady Melania Trump's dress for the inauguration, according to Harper's Bazaar.
Clinton wore the color throughout most of her campaign as well. Many women also decided to wear the color to the polls on Election Day to show their support for the democratic nominee.
Clinton wasn't alone in donning white. Trump's daughters also sported the color. Ivanka Trump wore a white pantsuit with an A-line jacket while her sister Tiffany wore white gloves, jacket, and dress.
People on Twitter noticed the color and the connection to the Suffragette Movement right away. Here's what people had to say about the all-white inauguration outfit.
Unsurprisingly, Hillary Clinton is wearing white to the #Inauguration. She wore white to major campaign events, in tribute to suffragettes.— Monica Alba (@albamonica) January 20, 2017
It didn't surprise anyone that she wore the color.
Something tells me that this won't be the last time she wears white either.
Wear it with pride!
Hillary Clinton & Ivanka Trump both dressed all in white, the colour of the suffragettes #Inauguration— Ian (@Mancman10) January 20, 2017
This can't be a coincidence.
Something tells me wearing white as a political statement will not go out of style anytime soon.