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Odd DC Fashion Tradition: Seeksucker Suits?!

Seeksucker Suits

03 Aug Odd DC Fashion Tradition: Seeksucker Suits?!

by ATFDC Summer Contributor Kayla Phillips

Recently I heard about the Washington seersucker tradition. Apparently every third Thursday in June everyone in Congress wears seersucker suits. Senator Trent Lott started the tradition in 1996.  Personally I like seersucker, but a seersucker suit?  Do people really wear seersucker suits? While it is a much lighter fabric that’s perfect for the summer and is a nice break from the ordinary navy or black suit that they wear every other day, I still can’t quite wrap my mind around the look.  I have yet to see anyone wearing seersucker, but then again maybe it’s just a  Washington trend?



Kayla is a senior attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She spent the last year exploring Aix-en-Provence, France and studying at a French university. Now she is here to explore her country’s capital. As a contributor for All Things Fashion DC she will write about her summer experiences in Washington DC.