Ruth Bader Ginsburg is best known for being an advocate for justice and a feisty, fierce feminist. We don’t have to list all her amazing accomplishments as a Jewish female justice on the United States Supreme Court (though you know the landmark Roe v. Wade decision? Ginsburg was there).
But RBG — in addition to being the only justice with a notorious nickname — is kvell-worthy for another reason: She’s a style icon.
Ginsburg’s taste in fashion represents her fearlessness and her feminism. For instance, while most male justices just wear shirts and ties, she shows up to court with lacy collars and fishnet gloves (which she’s also worn to synagogue. Chic!). Her favorite collar is her white beaded jabot from South Africa and — fun fact — her white ribbon collar is actually from the Metropolitan Opera’s gift shop.
But that’s not all: Ginsburg’s huge vintage clip-on earrings and colorful, eclectic outfits — like a Chinese silk shirt or embroidered shirts and scarves — are just a few ways she makes her personality known.
— TIME (@TIME) April 17, 2015
In honor of Ginsburg’s 85th birthday, let’s take a look through her fantastic wardrobe. Here’s some of my favorites:
These earrings, that simple black-and-white collar and robe combination:
Happy 85th birthday to Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Keep fighting, RBG. We need you. pic.twitter.com/4F6EWr45ln
— AltRockyNPS 🌎 (@AltRockyNPS) March 15, 2018
This modern, print dress is everything — and those white gloves:
A happy birthday to my favorite Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. pic.twitter.com/x7GwnrD8vW
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) March 15, 2018
Happy 85th birthday Ruth Bader Ginsburg. You have been relentless in the fight for women’s equality. We are all wishing you good health and many more years of service as a Justice on the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/ZTWe8MkzoR
— Rep. Stacey Plaskett (@StaceyPlaskett) March 15, 2018
Proving you can be foxy at any age (that gorgeous wave #hairgoals):
“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”
–Ruth Bader Ginsburg
— Ɠҽɱɱα εℓҽαɳσ૨™🇺🇸 (@Lady_Star_Gem) March 15, 2018
One of her iconic collars:
As @realDonaldTrump brags about lying to allies & then defends the lie in a tweet with another lie; let’s celebrate the birthday of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 85 today and still upholding truth. Thank you Motorious RBG and Happy B- Day! #IdesOfMarch #Resistance @Lawrence @tribelaw pic.twitter.com/yiVO2P5UIQ
— Time2Act (@jlhatty) March 15, 2018
Those red accessories:
— Portia A. Boulger (@PortiaABoulger) March 15, 2018
And did I mention how cool her glasses are:
— PracticePanther (@practicepanther) March 15, 2018
— Britannica (@Britannica) March 15, 2018
Retro RBG is just as stunning (and look at those blue gradient lenses):
Wishing a very happy 85th birthday to a tireless champion for women’s rights and equality, Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Now, more than ever, your voice is so important. -PM pic.twitter.com/kBMjf6bVDd
— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) March 15, 2018