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Photos: The Internet's Favorite Inauguration Day Fashions

From stepchildren to senators, attendees flocked to the Capitol in both muted and flashy garments, sending Twitter into a frenzy over standout styles.
National youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman arrives at the inauguration, dressed head to mask to toe in bright, primary colors. Source: Win McNamee

The presidential inauguration ceremony on Wednesday looked a lot different than in previous years. Masks were a reminder of a pandemic still raging. The ceremonial parade was canceled and some customs went virtual. In a historically rare snub, a sitting President Trump was absent for the swearing-in ceremony of his successor, Joe Biden.

But, at least for the sartorially minded, an abundance of strategically selected outfits helped elevate an unusual and scaled-back ceremony.

There were , elaborate face masks and dramatic collars. Over on social media, amateur fashion sleuths looked on, attaching symbolism

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