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These Voters' Hillary-Inspired Outfits Will Make You Want Your Own Pantsuit

You might notice more people than usual are out and about on Tuesday wearing pantsuits.

You're not seeing things. There's a very significant reason for this.

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On Tuesday, America has its first real chance to elect a woman for president. That woman is none other than Hillary Clinton.

And Clinton is known for her pantsuits. She even says in her Twitter bio that she's a “pantsuit aficionado.”

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Pantsuits take on even more of a special meaning when you consider the history of women's clothing. Women were not allowed to wear pants in many places for a long, long time.

It was a big deal when women began wearing them, even just for playing sports, in the early 20th century.

Women didn't really start wearing pants until the World Wars when they went to work in jobs where skirts would have been dangerous and cumbersome.

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Then in the 1990s, Clinton wore a pantsuit for her official first lady portrait. She was the first first lady to ever do that.

Pants for women are more than just a fashion choice. They are the fabric of progress that time has witnessed. As the closest woman ever to reach the American presidency, Clinton's pantsuits (“or, as they are known when other candidates wear them, ‘suits'“) are historically heavy and iconic.

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Clinton has made other significant fashion choices during this election. She accepted the Democratic nomination while wearing a white pantsuit — recalling the white worn by suffragists fighting for women's right to vote.

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So on this historic day,women reached into the backs of their closets to find a suit and join #PantsuitNation.

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They donned their best pantsuits to head to the polls…

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…or just to enjoy the day after voting early.

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Little girls got in on the fun as well.

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women wear pantsuits for #pantsuitnation on election day for hillary clinton

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As did some men.

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And moms of grown kids, too.

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Women who work together joined forces for #PantsuitNation.

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Some #PantsuitNation folks went all in on colorful outfits.

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While others went for the historic suffragette white.

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No matter what you're wearing on Tuesday, we hope you found a way to go vote.

Citations: The Toast, Racked

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Alexandra Svokos

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Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos
Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos

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