Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ginsburg and Sotomayor speak to National Association of Women Judges

Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor spoke to the National Association of Women Judges earlier this month about their experiences on the modern court. What they each chose to wear reflects differences in both their personal style and their generation. Justice Ginsburg wore a red suit with a patterned silk scarf over her shoulders:
Such a large scarf could overwhelm a petite woman like Justice Ginsburg, but this pattern echoes the angles in her facial features and works to soften her look a bit. Without the soft folds of the scarf, her large glasses and smooth hairstyle might look severe.

Justice Sotomayor wore a black suit with asymmetrical buttons and lots of jewelry:
The suit is pretty conservative, and Justice Sotomayor would have benefitted from some color near her face. But have a look at her jewelry! Dangling earrings and lots of stacked silver bracelets. This is not the pearls-and-button-earrings jewelry set that was standard issue for the previous generation. This jewelry reflects her personal style and makes what would otherwise be a very plain outfit considerably funkier.

1 comment:

  1. Sotomayor has a history with her jewelry. Check out the last few paragraphs of this story:


    Now that's using fashion to send a message.