Jill Biden's style: how the new First Lady of the United States dressesBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/jill-bidens-style-how-the-new-first-lady-of-the-united-states-dresses
Although the results of the US elections have not yet been officially announced, the American press has already announced Joe Biden's victory. And along with the new president, his wife, the future first lady Jill Biden, will also enter the arena. We tell you how the bright wardrobe of the wife of the future head of the United States was formed, and why her outfits are so different from the style of other First Ladies.
Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden at the inauguration of US President Barack Obama, January 21, 2013
On November 7, 2020, the Associated Press announced former Vice President Joe Biden as the new president of the United States. The official oath of the new head of the country will be held on January 20. At this moment, a second star will also light up in the political sky — Professor Jill Biden will become the First Lady, a face that has long been familiar to the US political system, to which even more attention will now be focused.
Joe Biden's 69-year-old wife may well be a breath of fresh air. The professor is known for her love of bright colors, modern silhouettes and the ability to combine outfits with masks, which have now become an integral accessory for us. Jill adheres to the corporate dress code, loves elegance, restraint and classics.
However, despite the fact that the wardrobe of the future first lady is full of bright colors, perfectly tailored dresses and unusual accessories, it is difficult to compare her with Melania Trump — an adept of trends, who brought a bit of modern glamour to the style of the First Ladies. We tell you how Jill's approach to clothing differs from her predecessors (and how it will evolve).
The contrast between the two ladies is especially noticeable when we imagine them together. Melania is closed and silent, with a bright appearance, a branded "arrogant" squint and an armful of fashionable, extravagant and stylish ensembles.
Jill is a simple teacher and a former second lady of the United States, who supports her husband in his political ambitions and never makes fashion mistakes. Despite her share of conservatism, she knows what fashion diplomacy is and has long learned to convey messages to the public with the help of clothes.
While the current First Lady wears outfits that can often be shocking (for example, an iconic parka with the inscription "I don't care"), Jill prefers sophisticated but spectacular outfits that rather become a uniform for her than speak about her ambitions to become a new style icon. The differences in the approach are quite understandable. Melania was literally thrown into a new life, and she had to learn everything in practice and in front of a multimillion-dollar audience.
Jill Biden, 2015
Jill is far from a novice in politics: since Joe Biden previously held the post of Vice President of the United States, Jill had the status of Second Lady. Of course, this does not sound as loud as FLOTUS (First Lady of the United States), but being the second lady and living with her husband in a leading political position meant that Jill Biden had enough time to explore the sphere from the inside and learn how to choose outfits for public outings.
Joe and Jill at the Invictus Games, 2016
However, as soon as the Bidens officially move to the White House, Jill's style may well change: now she will have to adapt to even more state events and events that will undoubtedly fill her diary.
She has four university degrees and taught English at The Community College of Northern Virginia during both terms as the Second Lady of the States.
Joe Biden and Jill Biden with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and wife Karen Pence at the White House before the inauguration in Washington, January 20, 2017
Such a love for her vocation made her the first Second Lady in history to combine such a high status with a familiar job. She said that she will continue to teach even after her husband becomes president, which will be another event in the history of FLOTUS.
Therefore, it is not surprising that Biden will abandon the glamorous Gucci dresses, incredible Christian Louboutin shoes and Birkin bags that Melania loved so much, and will opt for more comfortable ensembles for classes.
Among them are laconic straight-cut dresses and models based on the smell of bright shades, which have long been the basis of her wardrobe. The appeal of these dresses lies in their versatility: during the day they look great paired with your favorite black suede knee-high boots, and with the onset of the evening they look great with her collection of stiletto pumps.
Jill's wardrobe is based on the style of a simple American woman. Striped shirts, jeans, shoes and jumpers thrown over the shoulders — all this is adored by representatives of the middle class of the United States, and Biden's wife will fully share their love for everyday and practical images.
But does this mean that Biden will continue to be safe after his arrival in the White House? It is quite possible that she will decide to follow the example of her colleague, Michelle Obama, whose fashion path as the first lady began with comfortable and practical dresses and ended with shimmering gold Balenciaga boots for $ 4,000.
Jill and Joe, September 18, 2017
The fact that Jill accurately analyzed the style of other ladies is noticeable in the outfit for the first appearance in the role of the future first lady. Biden's wife chose an asymmetric midi-length dress with a floral print from Oscar de la Renta from the Resort 2020 collection, which she complemented with bright pink pumps.
Jill Biden and Michelle Obama, May 2, 2016
The designer of his eponymous label, Oscar de la Renta worked with the first ladies until his death in 2014. He dressed many residents of the White House, including style icons Jackie Kennedy, Michelle Obama, Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton.
President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden in an Oscar de la Renta dress after Joe's speech to the public in Wilmington, November 7, 2020
There is something else. Oscar de la Renta is a native of the Dominican Republic.
Jill Biden in a Brandon Maxwell dress during her husband's campaign, October 31, 2020
Creative directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim are also immigrants who studied under the couturier himself before taking the reins in 2016, two years after the designer's death.
The dark green dress from the spring-summer 2021 collection of the American brand Brandon Maxwell, which she chose for the Democratic Party Convention, was also of great importance for fashion insiders.
Brandon Maxwell is a representative of the LGBT community and a young designer from New York, caressed by the attention of celebrities. Another hint was her decision to wear an emerald dress from the brand Gabriela Hearst, which advocates eco-fashion, to the first presidential debate. Is there an even more effective way to convey to the audience that she and her husband care about the future of the planet?
In other outlets, Biden's messages were brighter and bolder. For her husband's first campaign rally in Philadelphia in May 2019, she chose a black jacket with the inscription "Love" embroidered with rhinestones on the back — a message to the city, which is often called"The City of Brotherly Love".
In September 2020, she also wore a pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes with the inscription "VOTE" - an example of fashion slogans with a clear and precise message. Then, on Wednesday morning, appearing in Delaware, Dr. Biden conveyed a message to the public with a black face mask with a rainbow inscription " Breathe. Positivity».
Jill in Stuart Weitzman boots, September 14, 2020
Here, Jill's approach to clothing contrasts particularly vividly with Melania. The wife of Donald Trump often used hidden fashion messages, demonstrating her disagreement with her husband's position — take at least a pussy blouse after Donald's scandalous remarks about women or a dress with rainbow stripes after his homophobic statements.
Joe and Jill after the victory speech of the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama, Chicago 2012
On the contrary, Jill is the main supporter, support and support of her husband, who is happy to support Biden and once again reminds that her husband is worthy of becoming the head of the country. Time will tell whether she will continue to adhere to this policy, but fashion insiders are clearly waiting for something new and interesting.