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Undressing Hillary's Wardrobe: Hot or Not?

Undressing Hillary's Wardrobe: Hot or Not?


Hillary Clinton takes some heat for her sunny pantsuits. Today, the UK Guardian featured a piece titled: "Why Does Hillary Clinton wear such bad clothes?" The article explains that Hillary walks the line between being dangerously sexy and looking like a tedious maternal nag.

These considerations may have prompted Hillary to opt out of a spread in January's Vogue, and incur the displeasure of Anna Wintour who said: "The notion that a contemporary woman must look mannish in order to be taken seriously as a seeker of power is frankly dismaying."

Still, not all female politicians are criticized. Tim Gunn thinks Nancy Pelosi is pretty fierce, and Condi Rice, who rocks a mean power suit, has even made an appearance in Vogue.

Suits are boring. Period. Therefore, I tend to think that attacks on Hillary's style are often cloaked attacks on her figure and by extension her gender. These critiques don't apply to male candidates. Is it possible to celebrate femininity while conveying power? Even if it's unfair that women have to consider style, do you think Hillary would benefit politically from a makeover?

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