Thanks to Inauguration Day, we have a new trend to look out for in 2021. The enthusiastic (and freezing) crowd was packed with a sea of colorful coats ranging from soft, pastel looks to bright and bold statement pieces. There were a lot of trendsetting style moments at Inauguration 2021 that I would write about forever.
First of all, Vice President Kamala Harris’ purple monochrome outfit was a clever play on unity—the theme of the day. Next, former First Lady Michelle Obama’s powerful plum and burgundy look had me rewinding the livestream over and over again.
So many looks were served by the old and new administration on Inauguration Day, viewers lost it and turned to Twitter to spin those colorful inaugural coats into hilarious memes. “Democracy’s Child” (Vice President Kamala Harris, former First Lady Michelle Obama, and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden) was honestly one of the best memes and fashion moments to come out of President Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Based on the positive reactions on social media, it’s clear that colorful coats are going to be one of the biggest trends this winter. So, I did my homework. Here is where you can find the best coats from Inauguration 2021 plus their designers, and affordable dupes that your wallet will thank for!
Some of the dupes are a bit of a splurge, but the level of quality makes them a worthy, sustainable purchase in the long run.
Amanda Gorman in Prada’s Yellow Double-Breasted Wool Coat
Natalie Biden in Lafayette148 New York’s Pink Salt Luxe Cashmere Dawson Coat
Ella Emhoff in Miu Miu’s Shetland Pied De Poule Coat
Copy Ella Emhoff’s crystal-embellished look on a budget by adding rhinestones to the shoulders of your coat, and finishing it off with a fabulous brooch.
Michelle Obama in a custom plum suit by Sergio Hudson
Vice President Kamala Harris in a tailored deep violet coat by Christopher John Rogers
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden in custom ocean-blue overcoat by Markarian