Insight: Your Guide to Election Day Attire

Before you hit the polls on November 8th, consider the dress codes of our nation's two top candidates and their associated parties.

# I'm With Her

Whether you have already sent in your absentee ballot or are planning a window of time to head to your nearest election booth, Election Day is an opportunity to show pride and support for your nation.

So let us let you in on a national secret: #NationalPantSuitDay is November 8th.

Driven by the consistent suit type of choice by the Democratic nominee, men and women around the nation are dusting off their pant suits to wear to the polls. However, your Tuesday is likely to still include your regular Tuesday’s activities when you aren’t at the polls. In that event, here are our two favorite options that will enable you to participate in the day’s celebrations without detracting from your normal wear.

Do not be alarmed if you do not own a formal pant suit. Dressing for this is still rather simple. Match a pair of your business pants to a dark cardigan or blazer for a quick make-shift suit. Then accessorize with the appropriate patriotic (or party-otic) colors for a professionally chic ensemble.

In the case you aren't sure how to properly accessorize on such a day, pull out all your blue stops. Shades of blue harmonize beautifully together, so you can work in different pieces from your wardrobe.

# The Trump Train

As mentioned above, there is a push from both major parties to show your support at the polls, beyond just turning out the vote. The object is quite simple: make a show of what your voting preferences are on Election Day by what you wear.

Without further ado, the not-so-secret dress code for the Republican camp is simple: Wear Reagan Red!

We covered the probable historic roots of the Republican color of choice when we talked about the iconic Nancy Reagan. Nearly every outfit she wore in public was the brilliant red associated today with the conservative party.

Should you desire to still wear a nice suit to the office, go for a bright red skirt suit. This will allow you to formally wear the color of the day without sending conflicting messages. Pull in some variety with a neutral blouse and a patriotic neckerchief.

If you aren’t the suit-wearing type, fear not. A patterned dress will allow you to pull out the desired color to accessorize. Don your favorite dress with red hues, and pull in more red via accessories to still make your statement.


Tell us: What will you be wearing to the polls this Election Day?

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