As I watched history unfold on Inauguration Day, I was joined by many Americans in feeling hopeful, inspired, and excited for what’s to come. But in the midst of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris‘s swearing in, their inspiring speeches, and inaugural poet Amanda Gorman’s beautiful reading, I — and people all over the Twitterverse — couldn’t help but notice how strong every attendee’s coat game was. While I realize there were a lot more important things going on during Wednesday’s inauguration, I’d be remiss if I didn’t take a moment to appreciate the fabulous coats that were worn on this historic day.
From Kamala and Michelle Obama‘s bold suits radiating elegance and power to the chic coats worn by Biden’s grandchildren, there was no shortage of spectacular outerwear. For this reason, we took a deep dive into the striking coats spotted on Inauguration Day and ranked some of the best. And trust me, this was no easy task. Ahead, see if your favorite coat made the list and prepare for major outfit envy.