7 times Jill Biden won hearts with her outfits: Carrying Jackie Kennedy's tradition to popularizing ‘VOTE’ masks
In contrast to Melania Trump who she is expected to replace, the 69-year-old is a breath of fresh air with her ethereal fashion sense
She's fierce and fabulous. Jill Biden is all set to be the first FLOTUS with a full-time teaching job in 231 years. “The people of this nation have spoken. They’ve delivered us a convincing victory. A clear victory,” Biden said after taking an insurmountable lead in Pennsylvania. “I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide but to unify.”
Calling himself “Jill's husband,” Joe thanked his wise wife Jill Biden. “As I said many times before, I'm Jill's husband. And I would not be here without her love and tireless support.” Making history, she would be the only first lady to hold a paid job and first to have a doctorate degree. With a BA, EdD from University of Delaware, MEd from West Chester University and MA from Villanova University, she could revolutionize the role of the First Lady of the United States.
Not just her wisdom, Jill has touched many hearts with her humanity, independence and resilience. In contrast to Melania Trump who she is expected to replace, the 69-year-old is a breath of fresh air with her ethereal fashion sense. Catch a glimpse of all the times she turned heads with her astounding attires.
Oscar de la Renta dress
President-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris addressed their supporters at Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, on November, 7, 2020, after being named the winners. First Lady-elect Jill was spotted a black asymmetrical Oscar de la Renta dress with embroidered flowers and a matching black mask. The designer is popular for Jackie Kennedy's iconic peach gown that she wore on a state visit to India. He also designed both Hillary Clinton and Nancy Reagan's inaugural ball gowns.
Jill spilled magic in a $2,100 knee-length light blue cocktail dress covered in blooming florals on October 22, 2020 — the day of the final presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee. The stunning half-sleeved dress, which was just above knee-length, earned brownie points across social media. Accenting her outfit with a custom matching facemask by Dolce & Gabbana featuring the same floral prints on her dress, she was seen wearing a spectacular watch on her left hand and bracelets on her right hand. Jill chose to leave her blonde hair loose, to fall over her shoulders. The outfit was perfectly paired with $855 Valentino Rockstud heels.
Goddess in gorgeous red
During the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017, in New York City, Jill looked absolutely stunning in a red gown. She accentuated the dress with a pair of white hanging loops, bold red lips and glossy make-up with blonde bangs on her forehead.
Power of ‘VOTE’ masks
Not just on the last presidential debate, Jill has nailed the floral print game many times before. During a "Women for Biden" drive-in rally at Century Village in Boca Raton on October 5, 2020, in Boca Raton, Jill was spotted in another floral dress just above knee-length. She paired it with her signature "VOTE" mask and pointed silver heels. At the rally, she jogged down the memory lane and spoke about how she entered the Biden family after the tragic accident that killed Joe's wife and daughter. “How do heal a broken family?” she asked the crowd in Little Havana. “It’s the same way you heal a nation — with love, understanding and small acts of kindness.”
Jill spoke at a campaign rally for her husband at Teamsters Local 249 Union Hall April 29, 2019, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, after Biden began his first full week of campaigning for president by speaking on how to rebuild America's middle class. During the rally, she sported a monochrome chic in this peplum-inspired get-up.
Soft and sensuous tones
On the closing night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention on August 20, the former second lady picked a formal Christian Siriano attire. The purple cinched designer dress was accentuated with soft suede pumps in a pointed-toe, gray silhouette. To finish the look, she wore diamond studs and a necklace.
Suited and booted
Jill gestured with a wave during a visit at Evan G Shortlidge Academy on September 1, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware. She was spotted in a formal blue layered three-piece set, teaming a blazer over a high-neck blouse and a knee-length pencil skirt. Accenting the outfit with her signature pearl jewelry. pair of wedge heels over a stiletto pump, she wore a black pair of footwear with a rounded toe, suede uppers and a tiger-stripe gray and black wedge heel.
Over the years, her style has evolved quite a bit, but one thing has remained constant — her grace and enigma! In fact, it is her fashion choices that have made the "VOTE" masks so popular. During the 2020 campaign trail, she spoke volumes with her outfits. Remember when she wore Stuart Weitzman "VOTE" boots to send a message back in March, or her election night mask that read: “Breathe Positivity.” Nonetheless, her power as a bold educator stands tall in front of her wardrobe. “If we get to the White House, I’m gonna continue to teach,” she told CBS News. “It’s important, and I want people to value teachers and know their contributions, and lift up the profession.”