Supreme Court Nominations

Washington Post Critiques Kagan’s Wardrobe, Judges It 'Drab' and ‘Dowdy’

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The Washington Post has been keeping an uncomfortably close eye on Elena Kagan.

A fashion column in the newspaper critiques Kagan’s wardrobe—it’s “drab” and “dowdy” with “a generous sprinkling of frumpiness”—and even analyzes the way she sits without crossing her legs.

The story notes that Kagan is 50, making her relatively young in Washington, D.C., terms. “Her style, however, makes her seem so much older,” the Post says. “There’s little that could be described as fun, impish or creative in her dress. It’s a wholly middle-age approach to a wardrobe.”

Gawker noted the story with this headline: “Does Elena Kagan Dress Like Someone Who Would Repeal Roe v. Wade?”

Prior Supreme Court nominee fashion coverage: “Sotomayor Says White House Officials Chose Suit for Her Acceptance Ceremony”

Related coverage: “Law Prof Decries ‘Beauty Bias’ and Killer Shoes, Suggests Legal Remedies for the Former”

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