Purple never looked so patriotic.

Vice President Kamala Harris, as well as Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama, all stepped out in shades of purple and violet for the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Wednesday in Washington, DC - and the significance of the colour wasn't lost on viewers.

Fashion fans quickly took to Twitter to laud the three women for wearing shades of purple, likely as a representation of bipartisanship, as the colour can be created as the result of mixing reds and blues. Purple has also been one of the official colours of the suffragette National Women's Party since 1913, per the organisation.

RELATED: Follow our live coverage as Joe Biden is sworn in as president

 

 

 

Harris and first lady Jill Biden were also praised for wearing American designers. W reports the new vice president wore fashions designed by two Black Americans for the historic event, choosing a coat by Christopher John Rogers and heels by Sergio Hudson.

 

 

Dr. Biden wore a blue wool coat and dress by Alexandra O'Neill of Markarian, The Independent reports.

The new first lady also wore purple to a send-off event in Wilmington. Del., and memorial ceremony for victims of the coronavirus at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on Tuesday.

Style critics may also remember that Clinton wore a grey suit with purple lapels for her concession speech in 2016.

Originally published as Hidden message in Kamala Harris' outfit


Property boom: The suburbs reaching staggering prices

Premium Content Property boom: The suburbs reaching staggering prices

Is your suburb on the list of crazy sales?

42,500 building licences ‘ripped up within weeks’

Premium Content 42,500 building licences ‘ripped up within weeks’

A warning has been issued to tens of thousands of builders

‘Was my job worth being killed for?’ How Premier nearly quit

Premium Content ‘Was my job worth being killed for?’ How Premier nearly quit

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has revealed the heavy personal toll