See What First Ladies Wore For Inauguration Day


Dressing for Inauguration Day is quite different than dressing for the Inaugural Ball, which comes later in the evening. First, the US president-elect and their partner mark the commencement of a new term with a parade and swearing-in ceremony at the US Capitol. For that, there’s outerwear, being that the inauguration historically takes place in January — and our nation’s past first ladies have chosen some very bright outerwear at that.

We can confidently say we’ll never forget when Michelle Obama expertly executed her own brand of high-low fashion by cinching a Thom Browne coat at the waist with a studded J.Crew belt. Jackie Kennedy toted along a muff to match the furry trim that lined her collar, and her felt coat was equipped with big, round buttons in typical ’60s fashion. Both Hillary Clinton and Patricia Nixon chose bright-pink outerwear for their…

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