It was actually a symbol for women’s rights.
Can fashion and politics ever truly go together? According to outfits worn by democratic women at President Trump’s first address, the answer, quite simply, is yes. Rather than show up in any old polished, professional look (or even runway-approved tees), the lawmakers attended the event wearing “suffragette white”—a powerful statement that represented unity and support for women’s rights. Read on for some tweets as well as photos sent out by the reps who participated.
As we celebrate the start of #WomensHistoryMonth today, we pledge to oppose ANY attempts to peel away women's right… https://t.co/uBVc72JrED— Rep. Lois Frankel (@Rep. Lois Frankel)1488378728.0
.@RepAnnieKuster & I are among those wearing white for tonight's #JointSession to oppose GOP rollback of women's pr… https://t.co/LJBIbSv9VR— Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (@Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard)1488315808.0
Women of @HouseDemocrats are unified for today's #Jointsession. Love always trumps hate. #womenwearwhite https://t.co/PsiOoUXUTL— Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (@Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman)1488314502.0
W/@RepKClark wearing white to #JointSession to honor the progress we’ve made & let @realDonaldTrump know women are… https://t.co/FCnj6GZM2X— Ann McLane Kuster (@Ann McLane Kuster)1488314063.0
I'm wearing suffragette white for Trump’s #JointSession in honor of the generations of women who marched & fought f… https://t.co/ybXUyzkqIZ— Rep. Barbara Lee (@Rep. Barbara Lee)1488310412.0
Proud to join my women colleagues, who wear white to stand up for women’s rights and equality during #JointSession.… https://t.co/ti3VMsAukJ— Congresswoman Julia Brownley (@Congresswoman Julia Brownley)1488310253.0