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After historic win, Kamala Harris delivered acceptance speech in a suffragette white suit; see pics

A major sartorial statement, Harris is believed to have acknowledged the suffragette movement of the 1900s

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
November 8, 2020 2:00:49 pm
Kamala Harris’ victory was the most high-profile, but many other Indian Americans made a mark on the election. (Photo: AP)

In what was declared to be a historic victory for Kamala Harris for three significant reasons — the first female Vice President, the first person of Black and South Asian-origin, she has begun her triumphant march toward the White House. Delivering her acceptance speech in Wilmington, Delaware along with President-elect Joe Biden, Harris was seen in a white pantsuit and pearl accessories.

A major sartorial statement, it is believed to have been a nod to the suffragette movement. Her pantsuit garnered much attention because before she even uttered a word, her ensemble spoke of those women who wore white in the 1900s to attend various marches. In fact, according to a report published in Vox, “at this year’s State of the Union address, many lawmakers wore white in honour of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.”

Take a look at her powerful attire:

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris arrives to speak November 7, 2020, in Wilmington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The sleek white pantsuit was a contrasting choice given that Harris loves her royal and navy blue pantsuits teamed with comfortable pairs of sneakers. The pantsuit was paired with beige shiny pointy-toe stilettos. Going perfectly with the outfit the VP opted for a creme coloured silk pussy-bow blouse, which again held a lot of weight in the moment, given the style went viral when Melania Trump wore it after Donald Trump’s joke on sexual assault where he made the statement that he could grab women “by the pu**y.”

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in Wilmington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris was all smiles on the day. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

To complete her look, Harris accessorised smartly by wearing pastel-toned bracelets and tear-drop pearl earrings.

In her acceptance speech she said: “While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last. Because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities… And to the children of our country regardless of your gender, our country has sent you a clear message: dream with ambition, lead with conviction and see yourselves in a way that others may not, simply because they’ve never seen it before.” Check out her full acceptance speech:



Kamala’s ensemble is winning the internet indeed. Here’s how netizens reacted:



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