The inauguration day consists of several meals and balls. Some of the attendees have worn different gowns during the day, afternoon and evening, so it is possible the ladies will change gowns for the various functions.
Shown here are the inauguration gowns worn by Jacqueline Kennedy.
Below are my quick designs for some of the ladies in the Presidential party. Just pretend the fabric is shantung.
The first gown has a scarf which forms the neckline collar attached to the shoulders, flowing behind the sleeves and down to the hem. The green dress has a bolero jacket and the yellow dress has a tufted piece on the bodice. I hope to add another set of gowns to this post later.
Shantung silk, Dupioni Silk. Notice the little grains of threads:
I wish more bloggers who draw designs would create inaugural gowns and not leave it up to one or two "top" desgners. Have you seen sketches anywhere online for inaugural gowns by anyone besides the "top" designers?
I do not know who designed lucy Hayes gown, below, but it seems to be in keeping with the popular style of her times
Gown worn by Lucy Hayes at the inauguration of her husband, Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881). People called her "Lemonade Lucy" because she would not allow alcohol to be served in the White House.
More inauguration gowns:
Blue one has the decorative buttons and loops on the bodice, which can be jewel-like; the mauve dress has a starched eyelet collar and cuffs that resemble a crown; the royal purple dress has a long scarf attached to the waist and shoulder and back. All gowns look plain, but it is the fabric that will be noticeable.
We do not know yet if there will be young children there so have not designed anything for the girls.
Here is the post with the coats: http://homeliving.blogspot.com/2016/11/inauguration-elegance.html