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No matter what your views may be, there's no denying the fact that Hillary Clinton's candidacy for President of the United States will be remembered as one of the most important moments in women's history. And it's safe to say that she will be on everyone's minds on March 8, International Women's Day.
Read on to learn more about the 5 Hillary Clinton-approved colours that will make the most impact on March 8, a shop some of our favourite options in each hue.
Red is a colour that can't be ignored. It forces people to stop and pay attention. Clinton fittingly chose this strong, powerful hue for the first Presidential debate in September.
According to the National Woman’s Party, “Purple is the colour of loyalty, constancy to purpose, unswerving steadfastness to a cause.” It's also the colour of dignity and self-respect, and signifies bi-partisanship. All of these are likely reasons why Clinton chose to wear it for her concession speech and in repeat past occasions. Not only that, it was one of the three colours adopted by the Suffragettes.
The symbolism of wearing the all-white also harkens back to the Suffragette movement, when women were strongly encouraged to wear white. According to a quote in The Guardian by Valarie Steele, the director of the Museum at FIT, “White has connotations in the west of purity and virtue, this idea of being the good guy.” She added, “Certainly the suffragettes were aware of that when they wore white – they were good people too, why shouldn’t they have the right to vote?”
Another signature colour of the Suffragette movement was green, which Clinton has worn on multiple occasions. Green stands for hope, which is why Pantone chose it to be 2017's colour of the year.
Remember those pink hats everyone wore to Women's Marches around the country on January 21? The hue is unapologetically feminine and represents compassion and love. Clinton has chosen shocking pink on multiple occasions over the years, including for her most recent public appearance: a dedication ceremony for a series of stamps honoring Oscar de la Renta.
2017.03.06 / 21:29