The Case for Wearing White on Election Day

Talk about a statement look.

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Some women are choosing to wear white to the voting polls tomorrow and no, it's not just because of Hillary Clinton's pantsuits. The movement of sporting the ivory color scheme precedes the presidential nominee's candidacy; it's actually a tribute to the American suffragettes, who donned the same hue while fighting for women's right to vote.

Thanks to a grassroots movement on social media, #WearWhiteToVote has become a trending topic on Twitter (opens in new tab) and Facebook (opens in new tab), as women pledge to participate in the sartorial trend on Election Day.

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Even Hillary Clinton gave a subtle tribute to the Women's Movement when she sported all-white pantsuits at the Democratic National Convention (as the first female nominee (opens in new tab) of a major political party in the U.S.) and at the third and final presidential debate (opens in new tab).

Join in on the movement and shop the look below. (Maybe even swipe on this red nail polish (opens in new tab) while you're at it.)

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The Row jacket (opens in new tab), $1,526, and pants (opens in new tab), $856, matchesfashion.com; Theory jacket (opens in new tab), $445, and pants (opens in new tab), $335, net-a-porter.com; Tibi jacket (opens in new tab), $695, and pants (opens in new tab), $595, tibi.com.

[h/t The New York Times (opens in new tab)

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Erica Gonzales
Erica Gonzales

Erica Gonzales is the Senior Culture Editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage on TV, movies, music, books, and more. She was previously an editor at HarpersBAZAAR.com. There is a 75 percent chance she's listening to Lorde right now.