Wear the Pantsuits: Get Olivia Pope's "Scandal" Look
by Patricia Garcia, edited by Chelsea Zalopany
Tonight, Scandal, one of the most feverishly followed shows on television, returns. And while most viewers will be looking forward to answers lingering from last season's jaw-dropping cliffhanger, others are excited for the return of Olivia Pope's enviable power wardrobe, which has a following as loyal as the series itself. From blogs dedicated to her every look to a special collaboration with Saks highlighting the fashion of Kerry Washington's character and her fellow gladiators, there's something magnetic about the outfits she wears while either managing a senator's PR crisis or attending a black tie gala at the White House.
It's no coincidence that more often than not her character is dressed in white from head to toe. As Washington explained in a recent New York Times article, the color works as "a symbol of justice"-the guiding principle that leads and sometimes torments Olivia Pope. The same goes for her sophisticated pantsuits, which have become a lesson in style for working women everywhere-forget about menswear, it's all about highlighting the power of femininity. And so, in honor of one of the most compelling characters in television, we chose ten chic and commanding pantsuits from the fall runways to wear now. White hat not included.