In Capitol Fashion
Our best-dressed (and not-so-best-dressed) political women


Bradley Scott

“I don’t wear heels for a fashion statement. I wear them for ammunition.” How amazing is that quote? My next subject, South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, is one terrific dresser. Whether she’s appearing on The View in a cute modern tweed patterned jacket or at the Republican convention in a silk wool tailored jacket, Haley looks effortlessly divine and polished — and she seems equally confident in both settings. Vogue included her in a photo shoot wearing a very casual oversize blouse over white jeans, showing that even a super-casual Governor Haley looks every bit the southern belle. I see great things in Mrs. Haley’s political future, and I am already looking forward to her next fashion picks.

So until next time, keep your eyes on these women, and see if my analysis rings true in the coming year. They all have their own preferences in how they dress and how they work their wardrobe around their day-to-day activities. Some are more comfortable than others in their fashion choices, but bravo to each for being wonderfully unique.

— Bradley Scott is a winner of the Fashion Group International Rising Star Award and a New York native.