Stephanie Hallett
November 08, 2016 11:04 am
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If you thought becoming the first woman president of the United States was the only way Hillary Clinton might make history today, think again. Thanks to her famous (and famously contentious) wardrobe staple, Hillary has single handedly brought back the white pantsuit.

According to Lyst, an e-commerce site, searches for women’s pantsuits on that platform have risen more than 460% since January. And after Clinton donned a white pantsuit at the Democratic National Convention in July — a nod to American suffragists who often wore white while fighting for the right to vote — suits in that shade rocketed to #1 in popularity on the site.

Lyst’s editorial director, Katherine Ormerod, told The New York Times,

This trend isn’t only taking place on Lyst, either. Google Trends confirms that interest in white pantsuits has skyrocketed over the past year, with searches for the term more than quadrupling.

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Truth be told, though, it’s really no surprise that white pantsuits have become increasingly popular. We all know Hillary makes them look good, but even more than that, wearing one (particularly on Election Day) has become a symbol of voters’ dedication to electing the first woman president.

There’s even a secret Facebook group dedicated to celebrating Hillary that’s called Pantsuit Nation (of course); it currently boasts more than 2 million members.

Whatever happens tonight, it’s been awe-inspiring to watch Clinton campaign for the White House — and she’s absolutely done it in style.

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