Wednesday was a big day as President Biden and Vice President Harris were sworn into office, but we’d be remiss not to mention all of the incredible fashion that showed up at the Capitol.
It didn’t matter if they were politicians, singers, Democrats or Republicans -- there was some serious fashion served on Inauguration Day, and we’re going to break it all down for you.
There was nothing too flashy, and it was full of monochromatic outfits and impeccable styling.
Let’s take a look at some of our favorite looks.
Three words: Michelle Obama’s belt.
But seriously, could the former first lady look any more gorgeous? Her red wine pantsuit made a powerful statement, and can we talk about her belt for just a moment? It was an iconic fashion moment, and one that we will be coming back to for years to come.
Lady Gaga was tasked with singing the national anthem, and boy, did she deliver.
Not only did she serve us iconic vocals, but she gave us an iconic fashion moment. Decked out in a red and black ball gown, her giant dove broach was the standout.
Gaga tweeted that it was a dove carrying an olive branch, symbolizing the unity that President Biden hopes to achieve while in office.
Vice President Kamala Harris
The first woman vice president in America’s history went with a simple design for her swearing in, but the monochromatic blue-purple color was very on point.
She looked absolutely radiant, and it was the perfect outfit to wear to become the Vice President of the United States.
First lady Dr. Jill Biden
First lady Jill Biden also went with a blue coat and dress for the inauguration, but she opted for a powder blue palette, and it looks just so wonderful on her.
We especially loved the sparkle that she added. It was a great touch for such an important day for the first lady. We can’t wait to see what other fashion she serves in the next four years.
Before today, Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman was pretty unknown to most, but her poem that she read during President Biden’s inauguration made her a star.
Besides her amazing poem, Gorman’s canary yellow coat was a stunner, as was her gorgeous bright red headband. This poet has a huge future ahead of her, and we’re sure it will include more amazing fashion moments.
The iconic J. Lo was the other performer during the inauguration, and she sure slayed her performance. She also slayed with her outfit, an all-white suit with a delicious white coat.
In natural J. Lo style, she was decked out in lots of bling, and was accompanied by her equally gorgeous partner, Alex Rodriguez.
Former first lady Laura Bush
Former first lady Laura Bush was accompanied to the inauguration by her husband, former President Bush, and she looked fantastic.
Blue was clearly a theme amongst the women attending the ceremony, because the former first lady also sported a wonderful shade of blue. It might not have been as high-fashion as Michelle Obama and others, but it was a conservative look that suited her well.
Former first lady Hillary Clinton
There isn’t a pantsuit that Hillary Clinton doesn’t love, and that was clearly on display at the inauguration Wednesday.
If you remember, Clinton wore purple the morning after the 2016 election, when she delivered her concession speech, so was this purple suit a nod to the past? Maybe so.
Either way, we loved this look on the former presidential candidate.
Vice President Kamala Harris’ stepdaughter Ella Emhoff is unknown to most right now, but given the iconic coat she wore during the inauguration, we might know more about this future fashionista during the next four years.
We are obsessed with the checkered plaid coat, but it’s really the embellishments at the top of the jacket that make it stunning. We can’t wait to see what else Ella has up her sleeve in the future.
President Joe Biden’s granddaughters
Just like Ella Emhoff, Biden’s granddaughters are some future fashionistas to look out for in the future. Their monochromatic coats, along with matching face masks, looked sleek and professional. We can’t wait to see what else they do in the future.
And finally, Sen. Bernie Sanders
The men normally sport a fitted coat at inaugurations, and it’s nothing to rave about, but Sen. Bernie Sanders was a whole mood during the ceremony.
Not only did the image of him sitting at his seat turn into a new meme, but his laid back coat, as well as his hipster-knitted mittens, became super relatable. Sanders looked like a normal American attending an outdoor event, dressing for warmth more than for fashion.
Who had your favorite look during the inauguration ceremony? Let us know in the comments below.