Do you think they all called each other? Or maybe it's an unwritten rule — but almost all the key players in the Inauguration today were wearing true blue.
Or, some might call it cobalt blue. First lady Michelle Obama had on one of her favorite accessories, a cardigan in royal blue, over a matching hued dress by American designer Reed Krakoff for husband Barack Obama's official swearing as president for his second term, in the Blue Room of the White House. Malia Obama, the presidential couple's first daughter looked on a similar hue of cobalt blue (Sasha wore a lovely jewel-toned lavender).
While in another part of the forest, Jill Biden wore a cobalt blue suit as she looked on while her husband, Joe Biden, was sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at an official ceremony at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.
Later in the day, Jill Biden wore a midnight blue sleeveless dress to Latino Inaugural 2013: In Performance at the Kennedy Center.
Both the President and the Vice President also wore blue ties.
Whether it's significant or not that everybody was wearing blue, I think it's safe to say that we can rule out that color as a wardrobe choice tomorrow's inauguration festivities. But who knows.
Historically, though, it's best to wear contrasting colors for similar events in quick succession so that it's easier to identify what day events took place in the ensuing years. The same "rule" goes for similar events, for instance, the first and second Inaugural Ball gown.
Michelle Obama was also sporting her new bangs* that have taken the headlines by storm in recent days (pun intended). So for the public inauguration tomorrow, we're expecting bangs with an updo, for the Ball anyway, and something in a jewel tone — to contrast with her gorgeous white gown for the first Inaugural Ball in 2009.
Do you have any predictions?
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