I’m emotional to see how Kamala Harris' nieces match her significant all-white Victory look


Kamala Harris made history with her victory as vice president on November 7, and her solemn outfit paid tribute to the women who paved the way before her. After she and Joe Biden were named the next planned leaders of the United States, Madame's future vice president took the stage in Delaware to discuss her future plans and the impact of her gains on other young girls across the country. In addition to her inspiring words, Kamala's all-white Carolina Herrera suit made a powerful statement as it appeared to be a nod to suffragists who fought for a woman's right to vote.

White is widely perceived as the color of the suffragists as they wore the hue from head to toe while organizing. Kamala's iconic monochrome moment is an echo of consistent fashion statements by women politicians in recent years. In 2017 and 2018, many women wore all white during their State of the Union speeches, and officials like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with their own white outfits earlier this year.

For Kamala, this is likely an appreciation of the past as well as an acknowledgment of a better future. We haven't had a vice-president since women's suffrage was introduced – until now. Her own family joined in at the moment, and Kamala's great-nieces wore their own white dresses to match "Vice President" s. How sweet! Take a closer look at Kamala's entire ensemble, including, of course, her signature pearls.


Melinda Martin