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Janie Bryant Offers Hillary Clinton Unsolicited Fashion Advice

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15:  Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attends the Conservation International 16th annual New York dinner at The Plaza Hotel on May 15, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attends the Conservation International 16th annual New York dinner at The Plaza Hotel on May 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

As "Mad Men"s costume designer and the producer of a design-inspired reality show, Janie Bryant could probably teach us a lot about fashion.

But Bryant already has a pupil in mind: Hillary Clinton. Though we doubt the former senator with a proclivity for pantsuits asked for any advice. In an interview with Women's Wear Daily, Bryant reveals her hopes for Hillary:

"Hillary Clinton could have an amazing fashion update," said Bryant... Candidate Clinton, she said, "could look totally dynamic, professional and serious all at the same time with beautiful blouses and skirts as opposed to the safe-pantsuit look."

Bryant isn't the first to chime in for Hillary to change her wardrobe; Tim Gunn once famously said of the politician, "I think she's confused about her gender" and Bravo's Andy Cohen quipped that she should have a TV show called "Project Pantsuit."

Now, for our two cents that nobody asked for: Let Hillary live! Clinton has found a silhouette that works for her, and she's sticking to it -- a tip we recommend to our closest friends. For some women, that's a fit-and-flare dress. For others, it's a little black number. And for Hillary, it's a pantsuit.

“Women in politics play it very safe," Bryant told WWD. "As a designer, I feel they could still be taken seriously without being so conservative." Fair enough, Janie -- but let's leave the pattern-clashing to Michelle Obama for now.

She can do it all by herself:

Hillary Clinton's Style Evolution

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