A Woman's Place Is In The House...Of Representatives
Ladies, we are finally taking our well-earned and hard-fought places in the House.
As our newest officials were inducted into office on January 3, the House of Representatives finally is just that: representative of who we are as women; who we are as America. This year marks a historical election in terms of diversity amongst our elected officials.
The sartorial selection of the 127 women elected sends a powerful and enlightening message to the often under-represented citizens of our country: you matter. Not only are we seeing women elected, we are seeing a more diverse representation of cultures in our government, and that is reflected in their choice of clothing on this historical day. Here are our top choices that represent just that:
1. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. wearing white in honor of suffragettes accompanied by gold hoops and a red lip inspired by Sonia Sotomayor. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest representative in the house, and her fresh sense of style completely reflects that.
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2. Rep. Deb Haaland, D- N.M. wearing traditional Pueblo attire, reflective of her Native American heritage.
3. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. was the first woman to wear a hijab in congress. She also wore white in honor of the suffragettes. Ilhan Omar along with fellow congresswoman, Rashida Tlaib, have made history as the first two Muslim women elected into Congress.
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4. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-M.I. representing her Palestinian roots by wearing a thobe. “This is what I want to bring to the United States Congress, an unapologetic display of the fabric of the people in this country,” Rashida Tlaib.
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5. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-A.Z. wearing pink amongst a sea of dark blue suits. She is the first openly bisexual woman in congress, and her fun choice of printed dress and bare arms show that she’s ready to get to work (reminds of me Michelle Obama Circa 2008).
One of the many purposes, and arguably the most fun purpose, of fashion is to express yourself. These women have chosen to serve the greater good of this country and are doing so while representing who they are and everyone who identifies with them. Forget the traditional blue suit and tie, these women are here to make a change in politics while making a statement in fashion.