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Wed Apr 28, 2021, 09:48 PM

Jill Biden's Presidential Address Outfit Has More Than One Special Meaning

https://www.instyle.com/politics-social-issues/jill-biden/jill-bidens-gabriela-hearst-dress-presidential-address

Jill Biden's Presidential Address Outfit Has More Than One Special Meaning

The First Lady arrived to Joe Biden's presidential address in a dress that spoke volumes.

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Since coming into the position of first lady 100 days ago, Dr. Jill Biden has proven that she likes to send messages through her outfits. So For Joe Biden's first presidential address to Congress, she opted for a dress with several special meanings.


On Wednesday night, she stepped into the building wearing a blue dress by Gabriela Hearst. The sleeves were sheer and featured 50 embroidered flowers, representing the United States of America. On her mask, there was a coordinating floral embroidery.

If the dress looks familiar, it's because she wore a white version by the same designer for the Inauguration party. (It's totally possible that it's a dyed version of the exact one).

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 09:55 PM

1. Wow. Great dress. I hope we find out if it is another version or if her inauguration dress was dyed.

I don't think they would dye the embroidered part, so they would have had to take the dress apart first.
Would like to know what they did.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 10:15 PM

2. they could use a resist.

i'm not saying they did. but use a wax or other dye resist, and you could do it.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 10:30 PM

3. But would that resist damage the delicate embroidery?

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 10:34 PM

4. nope.

any resist must leave when it's work is done.
used in everything from pottery to circuit boards.

but see- batik, for just one fabric process like that.
uses beeswax followed by dye, then the wax is heated/cleaned out.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 10:37 PM

5. Amazing. So the dress doesn't have to be taken apart to be dyed.

Thanks for the info.

I would think that perhaps her Inauguration party dress might have to go the Smithsonian anyway.
So perhaps a new dress had to be made.
But if she likes to recycle her outfits, maybe she kept it.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 04:18 PM

9. it seems it did.

i wasnt saying they did die it, just that they could.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 04:07 PM

7. +1 for the circuit board reference.

And I'll add microchips.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 04:10 PM

8. The First Lady probably does not want microchips in her delicate designer embroidery.

But what do I know?

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 04:34 PM

10. Well, it's a thing!



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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 05:26 PM

12. I thought you were pulling my leg. Guess not.

I love the first outfit.
Jill would look adorable in it. And she can carry it off.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 04:01 PM

6. it was stunning! The same dress except in black , says this article

https://www.10tv.com/article/news/nation-world/jill-biden-dress-joint-address-congress/507-5e312fe3-b5db-41d5-939c-b5bfc4c1d8c1

So it's another version of the dress in black. Just lovely and very befitting Jill. I thought it looked familiar

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Response to onetexan (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:07 PM

13. It probably looks even better in person. The detail work will be more visible up close.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:10 PM

16. I like it better in the black then in white. The black is more dramatic, but both are beautiful. 🙂

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 04:46 PM

11. At least post the image


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Response to question everything (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:35 PM

14. I thought it was beautiful and very appropriate.

 

How lucky we are to have her as our first lady! What an improvement over the last...whatever that thing was.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:07 PM

15. Jill Biden always dresses nice, very classy. 🌹 👍 nt

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 08:12 PM

17. She looks lovely.

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