Well, it’s voting day in the US. Inspired by Two Nerdy History Girls, I decided to take a look at the history of the League of Women Voters. There’s so much to see on the extensive website for the organization. Here we have part of the Los Angeles delegation displaying their award-winning poster in 1986.
This is not only a political message, but also a fashion message about the mid-1980s. Three of the four women are in suits, with only the one on the left in a shirtwaist dress. None wears pants. All of them sport skirts at different lengths. The blond woman on the right looks inspired by the “Dress for Success” movement, with her crisp tailored skirt and tie-like scarf. Maybe she comes from the business world. The woman in the middle has on a softer suit with a more Armani type construction. It looks to have the very broad shoulders so characteristic of the eighties. The shirtwaist dress worn by the woman on the left is a classic. Apparently she didn’t need a suit to impress her compatriots.
No matter what you are wearing, I hope you make it to the polls today.