Prominent Women in Politics and Their Wardrobe Choices
What with Vasundhara Raje winning a landslide victory to become the first woman Chief Minister of Rajasthan, women politicians are making a mark as they combine their substance with style. We bring you some prominent women in politics and their distinct sense of style. Read on to know about their sartorial choices.
First Lady and wife to U.S. President Barack Obama, Michelle’s fashion sense has captured the attention of the media. She is never afraid to experiment with fashion. She is blessed with an impeccable wardrobe and her sense of taste can be made out with each appearance. She can rock an arm-bearing dress or a colorful cardigan with equal ease. She knows how to juggle her various roles from a home-maker to a nation-builder. Michelle is the ideal example of how age can do nothing to deter good looks and style.
The former Prime Minister of Australia is known for her signature jackets and glasses. Her sartorial choices have always been of much interest to the media. She was criticized by the Australian media for not abiding by local designers and for preferring the likes of Michael Kors, Zara, Chanel etc. But Gillard preferred to stick to her guns rather than taking the critics seriously. Composed and elegant, her style is reflective of her confidence.
Hina Rabbani Khar
Pakistan’s youngest and first woman Foreign Affairs Minister, Khar is very chic and updated with regard to the ongoing trends in fashion. A perfect blend of class and elegance, each appearance is a delight for the shutterbugs. From a black Hermes Birkin to Jimmy Choo heels, Khar is seen flaunting luxury labels at her public appearances. She has a penchant for bags and her collection boasts of brands like Louis Vuitton, Prada and Salvatore Ferragamo.
Former Secretary of State under U.S. President Barack Obama, and wife to former US president Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton is the perfect example of style amalgamated with substance. She never fails to surprise the paparazzi with her experiments in hairstyles, from long tresses to scrunchies. Her wardrobe comprises of black, blue and green which compliments her frame well. Her trademark pant-suit look, although at times criticized, defines her style and she carries it off with ease.
The Prime Minister of Denmark is not only known for her impactful speeches but is also known for her fashion sense. She is nicknamed as ‘Gucci Helle’ by the media due to her fetish for everything that is branded. Regarded as one of the most fashionable leaders in the European continent, she prefers wearing bold colors that stand out.
The Chancellor of Germany is known for sporting her signature pant-suit in all her appearances. A firm believer in the ‘one size fits all’ philosophy, she prefers to indulge in color-play when it comes to her trademark look. Inspired by her, a Dutch graphic designer created a Pantone chart which comprises of an impressive list of 90 shades. Merkel believes that she has far more important things to deal with than her wardrobe, and sticks to her classic look. She shows how style is about yourself and not about abiding by the rules.
The President of the Indian National Congress, the Italian-born Sonia Gandhi is one of the few women in Indian politics whose sense of style is elegant and classy. Wife to the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, her choices resemble what was worn by her mother-in-law, Indira Gandhi. Her wardrobe comprises of handloom saris and salwar suits in light colors. During the harsh Delhi winters, she wraps herself with Pashmina shawls, coats and cardigans. She is also responsible for bringing high-neck sari blouses back in vogue. Feminine and humble, Gandhi’s style is a representation of the modern Indian woman.
These women have surely made a statement with their public persona. While some of them swear by their designer buys, the others prefer to stay classic and comfortable.
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