Senator Dianne Feinstein in seersucker hijacked my eyes.
I was watching former FBI director James Comey’s hearing on Thursday, while doing computer work, when Sen. Feinstein popped up onscreen and began her line of questioning.
Extra points for pairing with a chunky pale peach beaded necklace – a modern take on classic pearls.
The democratic senator from California looked polished, yet unique compared to the myriad of dark suits in the room. Sen. Feinstein’s look read ‘appropriate yet different’. My brain woke up.
A standout moment
Carly Ledbetter of the Huffington Post says in her article, some people felt Sen. Feinstein was not clad somberly enough given the gravity of the situation. Ledbetter went on to say seersucker is in fact a senate tradition dating back to the pre-air-conditioned early 1900’s, because of it’s breathability in hot, humid weather.
Naturally, the donning of seersucker for summer trailed off mid-century with the genius invention of air conditioning.
Sen. Feinstein introduced seersucker for women
Liking seersucker, former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) introduced Seersucker Thursday in the 1990’s. Sen. Feinstein introduced seersucker for women in 2004.
Go Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Prior to knowing this background, Sen. Feinstein’s success in projecting appropriate seriousness in seersucker, emphasizes there are merits to opposing conformity often apparent in corporations, particularly in government. If Sen. Feinstein wanted to gain her audience’s attention while delivering her questions– mission accomplished.
Sartorial risks can enhance your professional position. Having a unique image signifies boldness, and stakes your territory confidently.
Why not try seersucker, a keep-cool alternative to your casual Friday look this summer? A seersucker blazer or even a full suit may fit in other days of the week too, instead of your typical professional style, depending on your office.
P.S. Readers, what do you think of Dianne Feinstein’s choice to wear seersucker to the Comey hearing? Appropriate or not appropriate?